HM orders publication of books to honor Supreme Patriarch’s 100th anniversary

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BANGKOK, 1 October 2013 – His Majesty the King has ordered the publication of five royal books on Buddhism on the occasion of the Supreme Patriarch’s 100th birthday anniversary on October 3, 2013. 

25,000 copies of the books which contain His Majesty’s excerpts honoring the Supreme Patriarch are published as his offerings.

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra headed a religious ceremony in the morning, offering alms and necessities to 200 monks at Baworn Niwet Wiharn Temple.

Ms. Yingluck also presided over the opening ceremony of an exhibition to celebrate the occasion and then chaired the four-continent Buddhist missionary conference.

Over 200 monks and religious leaders from all across Asia, North America, Europe and Australia met to discuss establishing support and setting out direction for Buddhist missions in foreign countries.