Taipei: Representative Kelsang Gyaltsen Bawa of the Office of Tibet in Taiwan attended the annual Buddha Day Ceremony organised by Tzu Chi Foundation in Hualien on 14 May 2023.
The grand ceremony attended by around 20,000 people to pay homage to Buddha also witnessed the attendance of the current Taiwanese President, Tsai Ing-wen, and other prominent leaders including the erstwhile President, Ambassadors and Representatives from other countries. Ven Geshe Tenzin Namdol Rinpoche, the Buddhist philosophy teacher at the Tibet Religious Foundation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama was also invited to the ceremony with great honour.
Earlier on 10 May, a similar ceremony was held at the Hsuan Chuang University in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, where Representative Kelsang Gyaltsen Bawa addressed the gathering attended by the Deputy Mayor of Hsinchu City and the Deputy Representative of the Indian Embassy in Taiwan. It was also partaken by the university’s Principal, faculties, students and Buddhist monks from both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist traditions.
-Report filed by Tibet Religious Foundation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Taiwan