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As the Autumn sun shone on the banks of Lake Taihu at Wuxi near Shanghai, over a thousand Buddhist dignitaries and scholars from all over the world gathered to explore the meaning of Buddhism and its value in today’s world.

The Fourth World Buddhist Forum (WBF) was held at Wuxi’s Lingshan Mountain in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, on the 24th and 25th of October, 2015. The venue, which combines mountain scenery and the famous lake, is ideal for conferencing as well as for visitors interested in Buddhism. With its giant Buddha statue, the impressive Fangong Palace, the Tibetan Temple, gardens and other attractions, Lingshan Scenic Spot is now the permanent host site for the Forum. Started in 2006, the WBF has been hosted in the cities of Hangzhou, Wuxi, Taipei and Hong Kong.