BYLAKUPPE: Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok of Department of Religion and Culture, CTA graced the inaugural ceremony of the 3rd International Conference on Vinaya on 16 December at Sera Jey Monastic University, Bylakuppe.
While addressing a large gathering of monastic scholars including Tibetan Geshes and Vinaya masters from Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bangladesh, United Kingdom and India as the Chief Guest, Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok clarified the meaning of Secular Ethics as promoted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama since lately. He said that it is the common and basic moral principle relevant to the entire humanity irrespective of religious and cultural differences. He elaborated that our understanding of secular ethics as instructed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama closely is adhered to the understanding of Indian system of secularism.
At the outset he appluaded Sera Jey Monastery for taking special initiative in organizing a seeries of International Vinaya Conferences. Turning to the participants from other countries, he said that the Buddharma and Buddhists have great potential to solve many of the current world problems and to be able do that all Buddhist schools must come together and understand each other more closely.
-Report filed by Department of Religion and Culture-