Dearest all,

First of all we heartily thank you for your interest in the above events and for some of you registering as volunteers.

We are extremely blessed to receive the visit of one of the greatest Mahayana Dharma masters, Venerable Master (Bhikkhu) Chin Kung, to the UK. This would be his first official tour to the UK although he made a brief private visit here last June. Along with him this time there will be an entourage of his most able monastic and lay students, university professors and scholars, and renowned government officers. At the moment we are in the process of finalising the programme but at present we are pleased to announce the following programmes:

11 Oct 2006 (Wednesday) – Welcoming dinner (6.00pm – 9.00pm). During the dinner Ven Master Chin Kung will give a short talk, followed by the first seminar on ‘Ethics and Education, the foundation of a harmonious life and spiritual cultivation’, given by lay teacher Mr Tsai Lishu. The actual time, cost of dinner and restaurant venue to be confirmed later.

12 Oct 2006 (Thursday) – Dialogue with members of staff, scholars and researchers at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Event OPEN to the public (5-6pm) and is FREE of Charge, held at Brunei Gallery, University of London.

12 Oct 2006 (Thursday) –Seminar Session 2 to continue on ‘Ethics and Education, the foundation of a harmonious life and spiritual cultivation’, given by lay teacher Mr Tsai Lishu. Event OPEN to the public (7-9pm) and is FREE of Charge, held at Friends House 173 Euston Road, directly opposite Euston station.

13 Oct 2006 (Friday) – Buddhist Discourse entitled ‘Buddha’s teachings: from inner peace to world peace’, given by Ven Master Chin Kung. Event OPEN to the public (7.00-9.00am) at Friends House 173 Euston Road, directly opposite Euston station. FREE but tickets are required for admission. Details on how to obtain the admission ticket will be released soon.

14 Oct 2006 (Saturday) – Farewell to Ven Master Chin Kung and his entourage.

We have set up two mailing lists for anyone who would like to receive update news of the programmes and also those would like to offer their services to Ven Master Chin Kung, his entourage and guests from all over the world:

To receive Update News:
http://mail.amtb.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/news_amtb.org.uk

To register as a Volunteer:
http://mail.amtb.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/volunteers_amtb.org.uk. Tasks and Application Form will be available shortly.

Please help to forward this email to Dharma friends. May the Dharma flower flourishes to benefit all sentient beings.

Namo Amitabha and with metta,

On behalf of the Joint Organisers for Venerable Master Chin Kung’s Visit to the UK