The 27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists, jointly held by the Buddhist Association of China, Shaanxi Province, and the Organizing Committee of Baoji City, is scheduled to be held in Baoji City, Shaanxi Province, from October 16 to 18 this year.
Buddhism in Shaanxi dates back to ancient times and Shaanxi is one of the central regions that have played a vital role in studying and promoting the spread of Buddhism in China. Kumarajiva, Xuanzang, and many other Buddhist masters once translated Buddhist scriptures and propagated the Buddhist teachings in Shaanxi, and their influence spread to many other countries and regions in Asia. Baoji is home to Famen Temple, the place to worship the preserved Sakyamuni Buddha relic. Considering its significance in Chinese Buddhism, it is appropriate to choose Baoji as the host for this year's event.