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Lotus Sutra Exhibition Held in Argentina

On September 25, 2014, the exhibition “The Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence” was held at the Universidad del Salvador (USAL) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On display was the Lotus Sutra Manuscript Series, Sanskrit Lotus Sutra Manuscripts from the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Facsimile Edition (2013) and Gilgit Lotus Sutra Manuscripts from the National Archives of India, Facsimile Edition (2012), which are the clear color facsimile editions of the precious manuscripts published by the Soka Gakkai and the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP). Photographs and panels introducing the history and transmission of the Lotus Sutra were also shown.

Guests at the official opening included Dr. Juan Josť Cresto, president of the Argentine Academy of History, Dr. Francisco Delich, director of the Daisaku Ikeda International Center for Peace Studies (CIDIEP), and other guests from the Universidad del Salvador (USAL). At the ceremony, Mr. Daisaku Ikeda, founder of the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) and president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) was awarded a commendation from Universidade Salvador in recognition of his contribution to the development of oriental studies and his efforts to spread a philosophy of peace throughout the world.

Organizers: The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP), Universidad del Salvador (USAL), and SGI-Argentina.
Venue: Universidad del Salvador (USAL)
September 25-October 6, 2014

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