THE WORLD FELLOWSHIP OF BUDDHISTS
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THE WORLD FELLOWSHIP OF BUDDHISTS

The World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) is an international Buddhist organization established since B.E. 2493 (1950) in Sri Lanka by the initiation of Dr. Gunapala Piyasena Malalasekera, a famous Sri Lankan Pali scholar, who inspired a Buddhist meeting leading to the founding of a world organization. His brilliant thoughts were responded to beyond expectation. Buddhist delegates from Asia, Europe and North America (including Hawaii) agreed to participate in a conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Apart from Sri Lankan participants, there were 129 Buddhist delegates from 27 countries. At this historic meeting, the World Fellowship of Buddhists was founded. It marked the first event in Buddhist history when Buddhists (laity and sangha) of nearly all sects in the world represented and gathering for the same purpose for the progress of Buddhism.

GENERALCONFERENCE
Date:
5 - 9 November B.E. 2561 (2018)
Venue:
Narita & Yokohama, Japan
Theme:
Compassion in Action
Japan Buddhist Federation (JBF) hosted the 2nd General Conference of The WFB right after establishment of The WFB and this time, it was the fourth time as the host of the conference.  Simultaneously with the 29th WFB General Conference were its subordinate organs’ conference and meeting – the 20th World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY) General Conference and the 11th Meeting of the World Buddhist University (WBU).