The Institute of Oriental Philosophy

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Held at Delhi University, India

The exhibition “The Lotus Sutra—A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence” was held at Delhi University, India from February 6-7, 2009. At the opening ceremony, Prof. Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri, eminent Sanskrit scholar and recipient of Padma Shri Awards; Wenchyi Ong, representative from Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India; and Prof. Bhikshu Satyapla, head of the department of Buddhist Studies conducted a ribbon cutting.

At the exhibition, there were some students from Delhi University taking notes of every displayed panel. Others seemed to be interested in the historical fact that the Lotus Sutra was translated in various languages and contributed to happiness and prosperity of the people in each region. One of the Ph.D. students commented on the facsimile version of the Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Series and stated that the exhibition was very valuable for humankind. He said that he was encouraged to know one of the peace movements of Soka Gakkai and the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP).

Organizers: The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) and
                     The Department of Buddhist Studies, Delhi University,
Venue:          Delhi University, India
Date:            February 6-7, 2009

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