The First Buddhist Summit, World Buddhist Supreme Conference

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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.

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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.

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

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H.H. the 14th
Dalai Lama of Tibet

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