I am attending this World Buddhist Conference, held at a local hotel in KL on 25-26 Sept 2010.
The most interesting observation was that the organisers, speakers, participants and volunteers (mainly youths) are generally in good health.
The world reknown 84-year old Ven Thich Nhat Hanh was in great spirit and good health. He spoke in compassinate voice full of love and care. I have the feeling that this Zen master, poet, and peace and human right activist has a high chance to live more than 100 years old.
Other speakers such as Ven Wei Wu, Dr Roshi Joan Halifax, Ven Tejadhammo Bhikkhu, Ven Thubten Chodron, Ven Geshe Tenzin Zopa, Dr David Robert Loy, Dr Tan Eng Kong and Ms Anchalee Kurutach were also in high spirit.
It was very touching and empowering listening to these experienced speakers.
At times, we laughed. At other times, some of us quietly dropped our tears.
The partipants have benefitted from all these speakers. We picked up their experience to fill the gaps in our life. We will move forward with greater confidence and motivation in serving the world community in our own ways.
Thanks to all these healthy people.
I showed my appreciation by presenting each of the speakers a copy of my health book, Eating for Good Health.