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From: Khammai Dhammasami <oxford.k.dhammasami@...>
Date: 8 January 2013 15:56
Subject: Please Save Lumbini - the Buddha's birthplace
To: IABU Executive Secretary Dhammasami <executive.secretary@...
Cc: friends2012lumbini <friends2012lumbini@...
Dear All Dharma Friends (bcc here),
I wish to appeal to you personally to visit this very important website that is making attempts, against all the odds, to raise awareness about the danger facing Buddha's birthplace: Lumbini.
Kindly circulate this email as widely as possible and to as many as you can; asking everyone to sign the petition, the very least action we can all do.
Put this link on your FaceBook as well.
I take this opportunity to also attach a joint statement from a recent conference on Buddhist cultural heritage. jointly organized by ICCR and Sitagu, for your information. A few countries attended and talked about the importance of preserving, both tangible and intangible, Buddhist cultural heritage.
With metta and in the dharma,
Ven. Khammai Dhammasami--
Venerable Dr. Khammai Dhammasami, DPhil (Oxford)
Executive Secretary, International Association of Buddhist Universities (www.iabu.org
Executive Secretary, Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities (www.atbu.org
Trustee & Fellow, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Oxford;
Buddhist Chaplain to University of Oxford;
Professor, ITBMU, Yangon;
Abbot, the Oxford Buddha Vihara, UK, Singapore & Malaysia