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“The Flowering of the Lotus Along the Silk Road” Exhibition Held in Macau

From June 22-29, 2007, “The Flowering of the Lotus Along the Silk Road” exhibition was held at the
Lou Lim leoc Garden in Macau, previously held in Hong Kong as “The Lotus Sutra—A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence.”
At the opening ceremony of the exhibition held on June 22, Tam Vai Man, Vice President of the Administrative Council of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau in Macau, offered his congratulations and voiced his desire that the exhibition would bring cooperation and hope to the citizens of Macau. Messages from the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) founder Daisaku Ikeda and Chinese University of Hong Kong Professor Emeritus Jao Tsung-I were introduced. Among the guests attending the opening was National People’s Congress representative Chui Sai Peng, who expressed his appreciation to the organizers and the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) for providing the opportunity to see the many rare items. Another guest, Liu Xiaohang, director of the Publicity and Cultural Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macau, stated his belief that the exhibit conveys a spiritual message that the Lotus Sutra is of vital importance in the contemporary world. 

Organizers: The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP),
                     SGI-Hong Kong,
                     St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian  Academy of Science and
                     The Chinese Cultural Exchange Association in Macau,
Venue:         The Lou Lim leoc Garden in Macau
Date:            June 22-29, 2007

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