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  The First Buddhist Summit

April 4 - 8, 1998 〔Kyoto, JAPAN〕

The three major Buddhist traditions joined hands by reverting to the original teachings of Lord Buddha and overcoming the barriers of countries and denominations.



Host: Maha Bodhi Society of India
Venue: Kyoto International Conference Center, Japan
Participants: 13 countries and 1 region

The First Buddhist Summit was held in April 1998 in Kyoto. Supreme Buddhist leaders of 13 countries and 1 region, including H.H. Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, and H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, came to meet in one hall.


H.H. Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara,
the Supreme Patriarch
of Thailand


H.H. the 14th
Dalai Lama of Tibet


His Most Ven.
Dr. Mapalagama Wipulasara,
President of Maha Bodhi Society of India