2023 Buddhist Conclaves:
Dharma Training Wheel Programs


December 04, 2023


November 23, 2023


November 23, 2023


November 21, 2023

🙏 Honored to Collaborate 🙏

We are honored to announce our close collaboration with the UP Ministry of Tourism to breathe new life into spiritual tourism in Shravasti. Together, we aim to preserve the rich spiritual heritage and invite seekers from around the world to experience the serenity of this holy place.
Venerable Mahasangha of LBDFI participated in the 5th International Tipitaka Chanting and Buddhist Conclave at Jetavana, Shravasti on 22-232nd November. Venerable Sangha recited the Buddhist Sutta delivered by the Buddha at Jetavana, Shravasti. Shravasti is one of the ‘Eight Great Places’ of the Buddhist pilgrimage. It was here that the Buddha in his 7th year after the Enlightenment performed the ‘Twin Miracle’.Venerable Sangha paid pilgrimage to the ancient stupa sites related to Suddata, Angulimala and Vidudabha in the vicinity of Jetavana mentioned by the 7th CE Chinese Buddhist monk scholar Xuanzang.
Buddha spent 25 Rainy seasons at Shravasti and six of those Vassa were at the monastery of Visakha. Venerable Mahasangha visited the remains of Pubbarama, the monastery of Visakha and offered prayers.
Department of Tourism and Culture, Government of UP had also organised a cultural program for the Venerable Mahasangha.
Join us on this profound journey as we embark on a mission to rediscover and share the timeless wisdom of Buddhism. Let the Light of Buddhadharma shine bright in the land where it all began. 🕊️✨ #SpiritualTourism #SravastiRevival #BuddhadharmaAwakening #CollaborationForPeace#Ministry of UP Tourism#Love Motherland India.
Here are some pictures from the Sravasti.

Dhamma Yatra in District Shravasti

Buddhist tourists from Southeast Asia and Western countries participated in the cultural program of Dhamma Yatra in District Shravasti under the Buddhist Conclave 2023 organized by Uttar Pradesh Tourism.

Dhamma Yatra in District Shravasti

Buddhist tourists from South East Asia and Western countries participated in Dhamma Yatra in District Shravasti under the Buddhist Conclave 2023 organized by Uttar Pradesh Tourism.
Uttar Pradesh is being reputed as a special tourist destination for tourists covered with various cultural projects.

Buddhist Conclave 2023

In relation to the U.P. Tourism #BuddhistConclave2023, the #Buddhist tourists will now visit #Shravasti from 22nd to 23rd November, 2023, where #LordBuddha spent maximum 25 years of His life.🙏


November 21, 2023

Shanti Upavan Bauddha Vihar, Lucknow

The Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International-India (LBDFI) announced the extension today of its collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Culture, Government of Uttar Pradesh with Buddhist-Conclave 2023, a new initiative to promote spiritual tourism in Uttar Pradesh. Mr Jaiveer Singh, Honorable Minister of Tourism and Culture Department, under whose dynamic leadership the program has been developed, will be the esteemed guest of honor to inaugurate the chanting program at 2pm on November 20th at the Shanti Upavan Bauddha Vihar, Lucknow.
Buddhist Conclave-2023 extends the MOU signed between LBDFI and the Tourism Department of Uttar Pradesh in August 2022, expressing the firm commitment of both parties to an ongoing collaboration aimed at the revival of the rich cultural heritage of Uttar Pradesh, a key region in the heartland of India, the Aryadesha. We extend our deepest gratitude to Mrs. Neelam Chandra for her exceptional coordination of these efforts.

Highlights of the Event.

1. Samanvaya Seva Sansthan offered Sanghadana to Venerable Mahasangha of LBDFI

2. Cultural performances by

  • Talab Cultural Group, Lucknow
  • Pawa Musical Group, Mumbai
  • Dance by Ms Palak Wasnik, Nagpur
  • Azad Brass Band, Lucknow
  • Mr Hemant, Delhi

3. Honourable presence

  • Mr Jaiveer Singh,
  • Hon. Minister Tourism & Culture
  • Mr Mukesh Kumar Meshram, IAS Director General U.P. Tourism; Princepal Secretary Culture and Religious Matters
  • Mrs Kiran Bala Chaudhary
    Hon. Commissioner State Information
  • Dr R K Singh,
    International Buddhist Research Institute, Govt. of U.P.
  • Dr Shrriddha Shukla
    State Lalit Kala Academy, Govt. Of U.P.

Dhammayatra's auspicious commencement
at Shanti Upvan Bauddha Vihar

Buddhist Conclave 2023

Hon’ble Tourism and Culture Minister Mr. Jaiveer singh participated in the Dhamma Yatra under Buddhist Conclave 2023 by Uttar Pradesh Tourism and Coordination Service Institute at Shanti Upwan Buddhist Vihar District Lucknow.
On this occasion, Chief Secretary Tourism Mr. Mukesh Kumar Meshram and Buddhist tourists from South East Asia and Western countries had distinct presence.


November 20, 2023

8th International Tripitaka Chanting and
Buddhist Conclave at Sankissa

Venerable Mahasangha of LBDFI participated in the 8th International Tripitaka Chanting and Buddhist Conclave at Sankissa. Sankissa is one of the ‘Eight Great Places’ of the Buddhist pilgrimage. It was here that the Buddha performed the miracle of the ‘Descent from the Heavens, accompanied by Indra and Brahma’. According to Buddhist literature, in his 7th year after the Enlightenment, the Buddha went up from Shravasti to the Tushita Heaven and passed the rainy season retreat teaching Abhidhamma to his mother Mayadevi, who had died seven days after Buddha’s birth and been reborn as a male god in Tushita. We are thankful to the YBS Centre and the local sangha of Sankissa for the warm welcome and their participation in the event.

International Tripitak Sangayan
Dhamma Yatra

Uttar Pradesh Tourism is organizing International Tripitak Sangayan Dhamma Yatra for Buddhist tourists from South East Asia and Western countries under Buddhist Conclave 2023 from November 18 to 27 November.
This journey will demonstrate the importance of speciality of historical Buddhist religious sites of Sankisa, Lucknow, Shravasti, Kushinagar and Sarnath and will be dedicated to the holy memory of respected Bhandanta Shantimishra ji.

Buddhist Conclave 2023 Sankisa

Buddhist tourists from Southeast Asian countries visited #Sankisa today under the Buddhist Conclave 2023
A visit to major Buddhist tourist destinations of Uttar Pradesh showcases the diverse culture and tradition of the state.

New Delhi

November 16, 2023

Beginning of Dharma
Training Wheel Program

We’ve begun our dharma training wheel program yesterday. We started with a full day of chanting the Dhammapada in Pali.
Here are my introductory remarks on the 1st day:
Today is an auspicious beginning as we start our Dharma Training Wheel program with 45 monastics from Thailand, Myanmar, India and Tibet. We begin our journey here, in Delhi, the capital of the homeland of Buddhism, and start by reciting from the Dhammapada, the profound text that has guided countless individuals on the path of wisdom and enlightenment.
The Dhammapada is a collection of verses that encapsulates the teachings of Gautama Buddha, the enlightened one. These verses are drawn from the Pali Canon, the earliest recorded scriptures of Buddhism, and they offer a distilled essence of the Buddha’s profound wisdom. The word “Dhammapada” itself can be translated as “The Path of Dharma” or “The Way of Truth,” indicating the ethical and spiritual guidance it imparts.
One of the central themes of the Dhammapada is the concept of Dharma, which refers to the cosmic order and the ethical and moral duties that individuals should uphold. The text emphasizes the importance of self-discipline, moral integrity, and the cultivation of a virtuous life. It encourages us to recognize the power of our thoughts and actions, for they shape our character and determine our destiny.
One of the most famous verses from the Dhammapada is “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” This verse highlights the profound impact of our thoughts on our lives. It challenges us to cultivate mindfulness and be aware of the quality of our thoughts, as they influence our words and actions.
The Dhammapada also explores the nature of suffering and the path to liberation from it. The Buddha’s teachings on the Four Noble Truths are encapsulated in this text, providing a roadmap for understanding the nature of suffering, its causes, its cessation, and the path to enlightenment. The verses guide us to cultivate wisdom, ethical conduct, and mental discipline as a means to overcome the cycle of suffering.
Compassion and kindness are recurrent themes in the Dhammapada. The text teaches us to extend our compassion not only to those close to us but to all living beings. “Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; by non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal,” reminds us that the power of love and compassion transcends the boundaries of individual conflicts.
In conclusion, the Dhammapada serves as a timeless guide for those seeking a path of wisdom, compassion, and liberation. Its verses, though ancient, continue to resonate with relevance in our contemporary lives. As we reflect on its teachings, may we find inspiration to cultivate mindfulness, compassion, and ethical living, contributing to our own well-being and the well-being of the world around us.
Our chanting will begin with the recitation of the first parts of the Dhammapada in Pali by Thai monks, which will be followed after a break by the monks from Myanmar and conclude with the monks from Bangalore. Each group will chant the Pali in their own style, a further recognition of the international reach and wide scope of the teachings of the Blessed One. This year we also honored to have with us a senior Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Professor Rao is a scholar of Sanskrit and Pali and will be giving a talk about the Dhammapada in the late afternoon.
Finally I would like to offer profound thanks to the International Buddhist Confederation, based here in Delhi, who are sponsoring this event, and to the Aurobindo Ashram, whose gracious presence allows us to hold our ceremony within their beautiful chanting hall. It is part of a long term program organized by the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International, to revitalize the Buddha Sasana in the Aryadesh, to reawaken the great tradition of worship and veneration of the Blessed One that finds its home here. If you would like to know more about the work of the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation, please go to lbdfi.org.
Now, let us turn our minds towards the dharma to receive these abundant blessings from the Sangha.

0ver 5,000 monks, nuns to participate in
Tipitaka chanting in Bodh Gaya

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