In October, at the invitation of Buddhists in England, France, Poland,
and Belgium, the Venerable Master led a delegation to propagate the
Dharma in Europe for the first time.
In October, a two-week Elderhostel program was held at the City.
On November 6, the Venerable Master directed some of
his monastic disciples to travel to Beijing to bring
the Longzang (imperial) edition of the Buddhist Canon back to the City.
The Venerable Master founded
the Avatamsaka Hermitage in Maryland.
In May, representing the Sangha at Amaravati Buddhist Center,
senior monk Ajahn Amaro offered robes and almsbowls to the Sangha led by
the Venerable Master. This symbolic exchange between the
northern and southern traditions of
Buddhism marked yet another a page
in the history of Buddhism.