The delegation of MCU, led by Phrakhurpalad Suvathanavachirakhun (Sawai), Deputy Rector for Foreign Affairs, Acting Director of the Buddhist Research Institute and Secretary of the Rector of Mahachulalongkornrajaviayalaya University, has participated on the discussion of the Thai Sangha Council on Buddhist Missionary in America and in opining ceremony of Uposot (High Ordination Hall) of Wat Vajiradham Padip and Long Island, New York, in the United States of America. Phra Dhammamori, Deputy Rector of MCU in Surin and Govern of Sangha in Surin and member of Venerable Sanghas, Thai Ambassador in Washington DC, America, about 280 of Thai Buddhist Missionary around the world participated on the ceremony.
On the ceremony, Thai Ambassador in America delivered on his message that he has proud of Thai Buddhist Missionary monk has come for the propagate of Buddhism and patient in serving of Buddhism around the world. He has also delivered that the world Buddhist considers that Thailand is as a strong Buddhist and can be held the important of religious activities. He has discussed with a lecturer from Harvard University that only Thailand would establish the world Buddhist University and could bring all Buddhists in Asia.
Phrakhurpalad Suvathanavachirakhun (Sawai), Deputy Rector for Foreign Affairs, Acting Director of the Buddhist Research Institute and Secretary of the Rector of Mahachulalongkornrajaviayalaya University delivered on his message that Buddhist Missionary monks would do effort, make peace and harmony for Buddhism around the world. I have an opportunity to participate on this occasion due to that fact that University Board has agreed on me to look after the Buddhist Missionary monk. Missionary monk has responsibility to develop of Buddhism around the world by using of the activating of Buddhism.
Dr. Amnag Posiri, Secretary of the Supreme Sangha Council of Thailand delivered on his message that Buddhist missionary monks would create peace of the world. Because the Chanting of Buddhism contains for creating in peace. In the Chanting can also develop wisdom. And then Buddhist missionaries have been sent to America B.E. 2519/ C.E. 1976 for the missionary exchange program, experience and keep going between missionary monk and America.
Now 91 monasteries have been established in the United States of America and divided into three categories of the monastery. The first category of monastery is that the monastery has established with the rule to the state about 61 monasteries. The second category of the monastery is that Thai Buddhist monks have resided about 27 monasteries. The last category of the monastery is foreign Buddhist monk but it’s following the tradition of Thai monastery about 4 monasteries. Total of Thai Buddhist missionary around the world are 444 monks.