Introduction to BLUWS

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We live today in a wonderful world seemingly a short lasting heaven of many sensual pleasures with the advancement of science and technology. In our eyes, the world is so advanced that we regard ourselves as first and foremost civilized and globalised but unfortunately, many of our fellow brothers and sisters in various parts of this globe are still deprived of basic rights - food, clothing, shelter, medicine and education; and they experience many troubles - war, conflict, fear, starvation, illiteracy, human discrimination and social-disharmony etc.

With a view to helping our unfortunate fellow brothers and sisters, the Buddha’s Light Universal Welfare Society (BLUWS) was founded based on our great-pure-Lord Shakyamuni Buddha’s message of universal love, compassion, peace and non-violence for the welfare, happiness and peace for all on the holy Vesak day of 1998.

BLUWS is a non-sectarian, non-political and non-profit organization aiming at Education, World Peace, Unity and Prosperity for all - irrespective of race, religion, creed and sex. It is registered as a charity with the ministry of Social Welfare of Bangladesh.
BLUWS’s headquarters is located in the Dharmangkur Vihara, a Buddhist monastery in the Cox’s Bazar District in southern Bangladesh, 30 km from the border with Myanmar. Cox’s Bazar, the tourist capital of Bangladesh is famous for being graced with beautiful Buddhist monasteries, colourful Buddhist pagodas, tribes, miles of golden sands, towering cliffs, rare conch shells and the world’s longest unbroken sea beach sloping down to the Bay of Bengal.

Acknowledgement:
   Venerable SmritiPal Bhikkhu
   Mahasi Meditation Center
   Karl Max Sarani, P.O: More Pukur
   Rishra:Hooghly-712205
   West Bengal, India
Ven. S. Progha Lankar Sraman giving a talk at Sydney University on war and peace

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Page updated 12th November 2003