NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

A Associação BUDA é uma associação sem fins lucrativos, reconhecida pelo município de Valinhos/SP e outros órgãos internacionais. Com a finalidade de trazer ainda maiores melhorias para a comunidade, em 2018 foi feita a alteração do nome que passou de Associação Tathagatagharba-ATG a se chamar Associação Buddha Dharma - BUDA. O Instituto de Estudos das Tradições Budista e Cristã - ITBC é mantido pela BUDA.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

BUDA Association is a non-profit organization officially recognised by the city of Valinhos (São Paulo state) and other international organisations. With the intent of a simpler reference, in 2018 the name was changed from Associação Tathagatagharba - ATG to Buda Darma Association – BUDA. Our Buddhist and Christian Traditions Studies Institute – ITBC is held by BUDA.

Due to the fact, that our social and educational projects are carried out by our volunteers and associates who do not receive any source of income from religious or governmental entities, BUDA Association was publicly recognised by the city of Valinhos. All activities from the association aim to offer good quality education and to foster inter-religious dialogue, as well as to contribute in a very active manner to promote Human Rights.

BUDA Association is a member of IBC – International Buddhist Confederation and part of the Permanent Committee of Academic Research and Education.

IBC is internationally famous for gathering many philosophical and religious segments of Buddhism from all over the world – India, Russia, Mongolia, Uganda, Australia, Mexico, etc – among those, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. To learn more about the Confederation’s objectives, please access IBC website..

In 2016 and 2017, Plínio Marcos Tsai and monk Jonathan (Venerable Acharya Lobsang Chogni) took part in the ICB Council meeting.

See below the pictures of the event:

The World Buddhist Sangha Council (WBSC) is the international body that approves and recognizes communities of Buddhist monks. The BUDA Association, which has been a member since 2014, is the first and only Sangha recognized in Brazil by the WBSC. 

In November 2018, nun Loyane (Lobsang Drolma) and monk Jonathan (Lobsang Chogni) participated in the 10th International Conference promoted by the WBSC in Malaysia that brought together the main representatives of Buddhism in the world. 

See below some photos of the event:

In November 2019, nun Estela (Lobsang Lhamo) and monk Jonathan (Lobsang Chogni) participated in the 11th International Conference promoted by the WBSC in Macau, which brought together the main representatives of Buddhism in the world.

See below some photos of the event in Macau in 2019:

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