The preparatory meeting of the World Alliance for the Buddhist Culture Exchange and the International Conference on Meditation and Zen was held in the Panda Hotel in Hong Kong. The meeting was held from July 15th to 18th to discuss and share ideas for the grand opening ceremony in Sri Lanka.
The grand opening ceremony of World Alliance for the Buddhist Culture Exchange and the Second Asian Festival of Buddhist Culture will be held at Tooth Relic Temple, Kandy, Sri Lanka, September 25th ? 27th, 2013. Due to Bhante’s commitment to lead the annual retreat at the Omega Institute in New York, he will not be able to attend the main event in Sri Lanka.