3 - 6 December B.E. 2497 (1954)
Rangoon (now Yangon), Union of Burma (now Myanmar)
The conference was held with the host country’s intention that the WFB conference should be an historic gathering of international Buddhist leaders and representatives of Buddhist organizations and communities with a view to revealing Buddhism to humankind and demonstrating the Buddhist Way of Life to distracted and threatened world. There were 215 delegates and over 500 observers representing 28 countries excluding Burma attended. Noteworthy resolutions should be mentioned was pilgrimage to Four Buddhist sacred sites to remind Teachings of the Buddha should be formed namely Lumbinī, Kusinārā, Bodh Gayā and Sarnath.