Taipei, Taiwan: Representative Dawa Tsering, Office of Tibet, Taiwan on Sunday attended the grand inaugural ceremony of the one of the largest Tibetan monastery in Taiwan.
His Eminence Jangtse Choeje Gosok Rinpoche graced with his presence the opening ceremony of Gosok Tsechen Kunphen monastery, which is in the Pingtung county in Southern Taiwan.
Nearly 1,500 people from the United States, Canada, China, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Nepal, Vietnam and Indonesia as well as several countries from Europe attended the ceremony.
Addressing the gathering, Representative Dawa Tsering said that “Since Taiwan is a free and democratic country, people are at liberty to promote and practice any religion.”
He also congratulated His Eminence Gosok Rinpoche on the successful completion of the monastery and offered prayers that the Tibetan Buddhism of Nalanda tradition may spread far and wide.
The inaugural ceremony was followed by a half-day seminar on Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism at the monastery.
The seminar attended by His Eminence Gosok Rinpoche as well as various monks and scholars discussed the importance of Buddhism and its universal values in today’s time.
-Filed by Office of Tibet, Taiwan-