DHARAMSHALA: The Kalon of the Department of Religion and Culture will attend the 1st Founding Members’ Conclave of the International Buddhist Confederation in New Delhi from 9 – 12 September.
Over 250 representatives from Buddhist organisations and monastic bodies from over 33 countries, including China, Burma, Thailand, South Korea and Sri Lanka will participate in the congregation, Asoka Mission, which is organising the event said in a statement.
The delegates will explore ways to address issues facing Buddhists in the modern world such as preservation of traditions and practices, equality, social engagement and environmental issues.
The International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) was formed during the first Global Buddhist Congregation held in Delhi in November 2011, to create a platform for Buddhism in the global discourse and address common issues facing the modern world. Over 800 delegates and observers from Buddhist organisations from across the world attended the congregation.
The IBC works for the preservation and promotion of Buddhist heritage and values for benefit of the world community.