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Activities in Kushinagara

Our History

In 2014 the Burmese Abbot of the Kushinagar temple, Venerable Bhante Gyaneshwar, along with a delegation of monks and lay devotees came to join an ITCC meeting where they requested that we start the chanting in Kushinagar. This proposal was adopted and the first Tipitaka chanting was initiated bringing together all the local temples from all traditions in the following year.

In 2015, the first year of the International Tipitaka in Kushinagar was opened with a grand procession from the main site to the Thai temple. LBDFI sponsored the erection of a chanting pavilion, and offered food twice per day to all participants. There were close to 1,000 international participants with monks, nuns, lay people, and many colorful lay followers in their national dress. In the ceremony,

we had close to 550 participants from all the local temples in Kushinagar including monks and laypeople from the Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Nepalese, Tibetan and Korean temples.

In 2016, we came with a delegation of fifty Venerable monks and and joined 350 participants of venerable monks and nuns and 600 lay devotees. In 2017, we had the same number of participants. In 2018, we had 450 monks and nuns and 700 lay devotees. In 2019, we had the same number.

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