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Hyatt Regendy, New Delhi, 9-12 September 2013,

1st Founding members' conclave International Buddhist Confederation (IBC)

“Collective Wisdom, United Voice”
• Working to foster greater social and gender equality and tolerance within the Buddhist world.
• Coordinating knowledge, experience, facilities and resources desirable for the attainment of the
objectives errac.
• Widening and deepening the understanding among members as well as among differing Buddhist
traditions.
• Fostering and engaging in interfaith dialogue
• Functioning as a networking body to lobby state and local governments and global institutions on
issues of shared Buddhist concerns.
A sub-committee meeting was held on December 3, 2012, attended by delegates from the United
States, Bhutan, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Nepal, and India, during which an Organising
Committee along with Working Committees on agenda, membership, electoral process, projects, and
funding, were formed.
The mc was formally registered on November 2, 2012, and as per statutory requirements under
Indian law, a 10-member provisional Governing Body was formed, which has been working on mc's
formal structure. During the upcoming September founders members meeting, this provisional
Governing Body will be dissolved and the Founding Members will elect members of the new
Governing Body and Office Bearers of the me. They will also decide on membership structure,
mc's core projects and activities and corpus funding.
A day-long visit to Patna city, in the state of Bihar, has been arranged on September 13th with the
Bihar Government, wherein matters related to the sustainable re-development of the Mahabodhi
temple complex and the environs of Bodhgaya will be discussed and delegates will be felicitated.
All expenses related to travel and hospitality from arrival on September 81hto departure from Delhi
back to respective countries on the evening of September 13th (or the evening of the lihll31h morning
for those not attending the Patna meeting) will be covered by Asoka Mission.
Please find attached a Program Schedule for the conclave and a registration form.
We very much look forward to your confirmation of attendance and your active participation in this
historic and important endeavour.
With prayers, sincerely in Dharma
~.t~
Ven. Lama Lobzang
Convener, 1st Founding Members Conclave mc
President, Asoka Mission