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1. Activities:
General Conference/ 2nd Meeting of the Seventh Board of Directors Meeting/ Certification for Elder Advisors Committees/ Handing Over Ceremony for Former and New Chapter Presidents/ Certification for BLIA Elder Advisors/ Certification and Promotion for BLIA Lay Dharma Lecturers/ Recognition of Outstanding Chapters/Night of Buddha’s Light

2. Participants:

Status Qualification Privileges
Ex-officio Delegates: BLIA World Headquarters Elders, Directors, Committee Directors, Deputy Committee Directors, Lay Dharma Lecturers/Teachers, Chapter Elder Advisors, and Chapter Presidents.
  • participate in every conference activity
  • right to speak
  • right to vote
  • election
Delegates: 1.Five delegates per national/regional chapter, with one additional delegate per 100 members, up to a maximum of two hundred (200) delegates. All delegates must have a valid identification card issued by BLIA World Headquarters.
2.Participating delegates must carry Membership card issued by the World Headquarters
3.Chapter Monastic Advisor
4.One delegate from Group Members
  • participate in every conference activity
  • right to speak
  • right to vote
  • election
Observers: 1.BLIA Chapters (Subchapters) executives and members.
2.2 to 3 delegates from Group Members
  • participate in every conference activity
  • right to speak
Spectators: Unlimited number, every spectator will receive a conference souvenir. Participate in EITHER ONE of the two activities:
□ Conference Opening Ceremony
□ Night of Buddha’s Light

3. Fees:

  1. Ex-officio Delegates, Delegates, and Observers:
    • USD$300.00 if registered and paid in full by July 31, 2020
    • USD$350.00 if registered and paid in full during August 1~31, 2020
    • USD$400.00 if registered and paid in full on and after September 1, 2020
    Remark: Accommodation during the conference (6 days and 5 nights) is included in the above fee.
  2. Spectators: USD$100.00 per person (due to limited space, no accommodation is available)
  3. For any BLIA General Conference participants who plan to arrive earlier or leave later and require accommodation (own expense), please register with the organizer’s liaison office in advance for ease of arrangements.
  4. Chapters (monastic advisors) are to collect all relevant fees to be submitted before September 10.

4. Registration:

  1. Deadline: From April 1 to September 10, 2020 till full, for registration form, please see Attachment 1.
  2. How to register: Online at https://www.blia.org
  3. Flight information: For ease of coordinating transportation, all chapters must provide flight schedule online once flights are confirmed.
  4. Visa application: Nationals of India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, or Laos, please got to official website of the Foreign Affairs Ministry https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-39-2182-1fcd2-1.html for the online application for Taiwan Travel Authorization Certificate. If application is not approved, please contact the organizer for assistance one-and-a-half months prior to the General Conference check-in date.

5. Check-in:

  1. Participants: Ex-officio Delegates, Delegates, Observers, and Monastic Advisors
  2. Time: October 3 (Saturday), 2:00 to 7:00 PM
  3. Place: Monastery Services Center Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  4. How to check in: Please provide personal BLIA Membership Card.
  5. Process: Swipe membership card Confirm fee payment (pay before September 10) Pick up Conference name badge and souvenirs Check-in room.
    * For those holding old Membership Cards (no barcode on the front), please apply to the World
    Headquarters Membership Unit as soon as possible for a new card.
    * Check-in time and place for Spectators will be announced later.

6. Additional Notes:

  1. What to wear and participant identification: General Conference participants must wear the BLIA uniform with Membership Card for ease of identification, especially for airport and high speed rail terminal pickup service.
  2. Opening Ceremony:
    (1) Delegates are to wave their national flags and to dress in costumes that are representative of their countries or cultural heritage to enhance the diversity of BLIA.
    (2) Chapters which elected new presidents in 2019 and those who assumed the new position as presidents in 2018 must participate in the Handing-over Ceremony for Presidents. Please carry your own chapter flag and president sash.
  3. Accommodation and transportation service:
    (1) Available for General Conference from October 2 to October 9.
    (2) If chapters require accommodation and transportation service before October 2 and/or after October 9, monastic advisors or chapter representatives are required to coordinate all requirements and register with the General Conference accommodation unit. All expenses will be the responsibility of the individual.
    *Please notify your requirements early (before September 1) for ease of arrangements and reducing the number of moves for rooms.
    (3) Shuttle service: Mainly for pickup and drop-off as a whole group. If service is required
    outside of the General Conference service time (October 2-3 and 8-9), or for personal
    requirements, monastic advisors or chapter representatives are to coordinate the requirements for
    registering with the General Conference to order car service.
    (4) Meals: For those arriving before October 2 and departing after October 9 after the General Conference, monastic advisors or chapter representatives are to coordinate the number of people for partaking in meditative meals at the Cloud Dwelling Building. Those who prefer to have meals on their own should not be included.
  4. Dates for submission of various forms:
    (1) Participants of Creative Activity Contest, please submit all information before May 31. (Attachment 2)
    (2) Application of Outstanding Chapter, Certification and Promotion for BLIA Lay Dharma Lecturers are to submit relevant information before July 10. (Attachment 3)
    (3) For the following information, please submit before September 5:
     i) New Elder Advisor Committee, Chapter Work Report Registration, Night of Buddha’s Light Registration (Attachments 4-6)
     ii) Activity exhibition application: An exhibition area will be provided by the organizing committee for chapters to display their achievements and activities, participation is most welcome. Please     refer to Attachment 7 for detailed information and registration form.
     iii) General Conference Sponsorship Form: Individual and group sponsorships for the General
    Conference are welcome and appreciated by the organizing committee. Please refer to
    Attachment 8 for detailed information and sponsorship form.
    (4) Pre-Conference and After-Conference Tours: For all pre/after-conference tour schedules, please refer to Attachment 10. Participants interested in any tour are welcome to contact GS Travels in Taiwan: Tel: +886 (2) 2761-0269, Fax: +886 (2) 2761-0829, Email: Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它
  5. BLIA members holding Chinese passports who want to participate in the General Conference and require a visa for entering Taiwan, please contact Ven. Zhi Yi at +886-2-2762-0112 ex. 2562.
  6. For all other enquiries, please contact BLIA World Headquarters.


7. Methods of Payment:

1. Please wire all relevant fees to BLIA Chunghua account before September 10 as follows:

Currency Item Content
$NTD Bank Name TAIWAN COOPERATIVE BANK-SONG SHAN BRANCH
Account Name BUDDHA’S LIGHT INTERNATIONAL ASSOC. OF R.O.C.
Account 0070-717-537368
 Foreign     Bank Name TAIWAN COOPERATIVE BANK-SONG SHAN BRANCH
SWIFT TACBTWTP
Address 622, SEC 4, PA-DER RD., TAIPEI, TAIWAN, R. O. C.
Account 1058-665-006087
TEL +886 (2) 2762-0112分機2548  蔡美麗師姑
FAX +886 (2) 2760-8623
  • After the payment completed, please email your certification of remittance to: Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它 with the names of the participating chapter, payer, and contact person for verification.

2. Please complete 2020 BLIA Chapter Dues and Fees Payment for submission at check-in. (Attachment 9)

8.Contacts:

  1. BLIA World Headquarters America Secretarial Office:
    3456 S Glenmark Drive, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745 U.S.A.
    Tel: 1-626-968-4675~77 Fax: 1-626-968-1255
    Email: Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它
    Contact person: Ven. Chueh Chung
  2. BLIA World Headquarters Asia Secretarial Office:
    8F, 327 Sung Lung Road, Taipei 11087, Taiwan
    Tel: 886-2-2762-0112 ex. 2330 Fax: 886-2-2762-8623
    Email: Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它
    Contact person: Ven. You Rong
  3. Organizer (BLIA Chunghua):
    8F, 327 Sung Lung Road, Taipei 11087, Taiwan
    Tel: 886-2-2762-0112 ex. 2538 Fax: 886-2-2762-8623
    Email: Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它
    Contact person: Ven. Zhi Shang

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