The Group of Lassana Presbyter, Sri Lanka’s Congressman and Senior Advisor to the President, Visit Shaolin Temple

发布日期:2018-04-10   字体大小:   

April 10, 2018, at 10:00 am, Lassana Presbyter, Sri Lanka’s Congressman and Senior Advisor to the President, South Asia bureau chief of the Asia Pacific Daily Huang Haimin, President of China-Sri Lanka Association of Women Entrepreneurs Liang Yizhen and Sri Lankan regional program consultant Master Fabao visited Shaolin Temple and received a warm welcome from the Abbot of Shaolin Temple the Great Monk Shi Yongxin and the monks.

The group of Lassana Presbyter visits Shaolin Temple

Accompanied by Master Yanli of Shaolin Temple, the group of Lassana Presbyter visited Shaolin Temple Permanent Residence Compound and paid respect to Buddha at the Mahaviro Hall. At the Hall of Abbot, Lassana Presbyter said that this special trip to Shaolin Temple aims to be able to explore cultural exchanges and develop a win-win model on “One Belt and Road Initiative” featured town cooperation with Shaolin Temple. The Buddhist circle of Sri Lanka hoped that they could enhance mutual understanding and learning from each other in the Buddhist culture, communicate with each other in Buddhism medicine, dispatch and cultivate respective overseas monks and cooperate with Shaolin Temple in folk regimen communication. They hoped that Shaolin culture communication in South Asia could be made into Chinese “Belt and Road initiative” service in heart to heart connecting program and obtain the support of both governments.

Lassana Presbyter joyfully communicates with the Great Monk Yongxin and exchanges gifts at the Hall of Abbot

The Abbot Yongxin welcomed the arrival of the group of Lassana Presbyter. He said that Sri Lanka has always been a Buddhist shrine. The Buddhist cultural exchange between Shaolin Temple and Sri Lanka could be traced back to Master Yijing. In history, Master Yijing had been to India for dharma, studied in Sri Lanka and then returned to Shaolin Temple to restart the ordination platform, translate the Buddhist scriptures and teach dharma. The Great Monk Yongxin also mentioned that he himself had been to Sri Lanka many times to visit and exchange and highly praised Sri Lanka’s achievements in temple construction and monks’ cultivation. He hoped that there would be another chance to visit Sri Lanka and further cultural exchanges. (Editor: Yue Long)

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