New York Dharma Center had its 30th Anniversary Commemorative Symposium on October 14th, "Wisdom and Compassion in Action". The sangha members engaged in talks about Buddhism, Interfaith Cooperation and Partnership with the United Nations.
Dr. William F. Vendley, Secretary General of Religions for International Peace, took the role of the Moderator, while the panelists included Mrs. Hannelore Hoppe from United Nations, Dr. Susan Kopp from the Focolare Movement, Mr. Stephen Hanmer from UNICEF, Mr. Baker al-Hiyari from Religions for Peace International, Ms. Elida Jbeile from Religions for Peace Youth and World Assembly.
The symposium started with an invocation by Rev. Kamiya, followed by the opening address by Chairman Rev. Yasutaka Watanabe, and was followed by many inspiring speeches
All participants enjoyed this wonderful and heart felt compassionate event.