To maintain the cohesive strength of Buddhism, attendees of the “Buddhist and Catholic Dialogue at the Vatican” gathered for the first post-meeting gathering here at Hsi Lai under the arrangements of Buddhist community representative, Ven. Miao Hsi.
Along with Ven. Abbot Hui Dong, in attendance were Ven. Zhao Chu, abbot of Bodhi Temple; Ven. Sumana, abbot of Wat Thai; Ven. Zen Yu; Rev. Noriaki Ito and Rev. Ryoko Osa, abbot and secretary of Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple. After an hour of discussions, the consensus to form an organization to spread the teachings was reached.
In November, other Buddhist communities will be invited to agree upon a title and other various details. Catholic friend, Fr. Alexi, of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, also made a special trip out to the temple to have lunch and reminisce with them.