Asian authorities on the Buddhism all get together in Taiwan to participate the first session of 2011 Asian Buddhist Forum
Dec. 9, the first session of 2011 Asian Buddhist Forum was held in Taiwan. All the Asian authorities on the Buddhism get together in the Lin Tsen Building of National Taiwan University to participate in this marvelous forum. The attending scholars come from India, Japan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Korea, Thailand and Taiwan. All the scholars will discuss the sutras for two days.
National Taiwan University and India-Taipei Association are the organizers, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C. and Indian Council for Cultural Relations are the sponsors.
The co-organizers and executors are Fo Guang University, National Chengchi Unversity, Center for Buddhist Studies, College of Liberal Arts of National Taiwan University.
2011 Asian Buddhist Forum focuses on expounding the sutras and Buddhism. “Buddhist Canons and Early Mahayana Buddhism” is the subject of the first session of this forum.
In the past the European and American scholars held this kind of forum to discuss the differences between Buddhism and Christianity for many times. It’s the first time for Asian scholars to expound the sutras only, just happening to meet the Lord Buddha’s attaining enlightenment for 2,600 years, the oriental scholars’ opinions in this forum definitely will attract the western scholars and people’s attention.
Ps. original version published on the website of Taiwan News by Theresa Huang