署理會長給各協會的一封信(英)

January 18, 2017

 

Dear Chapter Presidents, Executives, Members, and Monastic Advisors:

 

Auspicious greetings!

I would like to thank all BLIA members for their resolve and contributions made around the world. Because of your efforts, BLIA flags are flying high in different areas and regions. Though I do not participate in the activities with all of you in different parts of the world, I am fully aware of the activities chapters have conducted and of the impact they have made locally.

            I take great care in reading the monthly chapter reports sent to the World Headquarters. On reading the recent reports on each chapter’s general meeting, I am able to see everyone’s working hard in promoting BLIA affairs and bringing in new members. There are some chapters which did not hold a general meeting for their members, they need to apply more efforts in this respect. As for the participants of the general meetings, do note that not only executives need to attend. All members and executives should come together for the event, enabling them to offer one another due care and consideration.

            From the number of participants at the general meetings, I am able to appreciate the chapters’ development. For instance, chapters with higher attendance are: BLIA Los Angeles’ 600, BLIA Hong Kong’s close to 500, BLIA Paris’ 338, BLIA Toronto’s over 300, BLIA Queensland’s 300, BLIA Vancouver’s close to 300, BLIA Sydney’s 250, BLIA Dallas’ 150, BLIA Macau’s 150 etc.

            The statistics sent by the different chapters will be recorded on file by the World Headquarters. For those chapters with general meeting attendance of under 100 people, they need to apply effort to bring in new members in order for chapter affairs to thrive. It is hoped that BLIA members worldwide can persist in the propagation of Buddhism to actualize the vision of Founding President, Venerable Master Hsing Yun: “the Buddha’s light to shine in the universe and the Dharma water to flow on the five continents.” Thank you all, BLIA members!

            Wishing you all a Happy New Year and a rising dawn of success!

 

Yours in the Dharma,                                                                            Tzu Jung                                                                                      Acting President                                                                                   BLIA World Headquarters