Introduction to the World Fellowship of Buddhists.
1. To promote among the members strict observance
practice of the teachings of the Buddha.
2. To secure unity, solidarity and brotherhood among Buddhists.
3. To propagate the sublime doctrine of the Buddha.
4. To organize and carry on activities in the field of social,
educational, cultural and other humanitarian services.
5. To work for happiness, harmony and peace on earth and to
collaborate with other organizations working for the same ends.
Origin and History
The World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) was founded on the 25th
May, 1950 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, by a famous Pali language scholar,
Dr. Malalasskera. After eight years, the headquarters was moved
Burma and after another eight years it was transferred to Bangkok.
WFB meeting held in Malaysia in 1969 it was resolved that the
headquarters of the WFB would be permanently located in Bangkok.
In the past thirty years, and with the strong support of the
the original 27 branches of the WFB developed into 120 branches,
thirty seven countries. In order to promote strength and unity
a biannual world congress is organized by branch members for
of ideas and discussions on important issues.
Sydney Harbor, Sydney Australia
The Fo Guang Shan Nan Tien Temple, Australia
Home of the WFB 20th General Conference
Main Dharma Hall
Fo Guang Shan Nan Tien Temple
The Delegates, World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference
The Ven. Piyananda, Rev. Kusala and Ven. Chow Chu
Main gate of Chua Phuoc Hue Temple
Rev. Kusala was invited to spend a few
days in this temple and gave a Dharma talk.
Little Saigon, Sydney Australia
Chua Phuoc Hue Temple restaurant, in Little Saigon
The WFB 20th General Conference, Australia, Nov. 1998