Ven. Phrakrusamu Sanitwong Wuttiwangso, Director of Communication Department, Wat Phra Dhammakaya, mentioned that on 4 September 2022, Wat Phra Dhammakaya awarded plaques of honor to international organizations, joining the meditation practice and submitting meditation photos to set the new record with Guinness World Records on the title “The Largest Online Photo Album of People Meditating”. The Most Venerable Luangpor Dhattajivo was the presiding monk to present plaques of honor to 16 international organizations as identified below.
1.Dhammadipa Foundation,Tripura, India
2.International Buddhism Association of CLMV
3.Buddha Jyoti Foundation
4.China Tourism TV Sino-Thai Cultural Exchange Center
5.World Peace ASEAN Cambodia ( WPAC )
6.MAHABODHI International Meditation Center ( MIMC ) , Ladakh , India
7.Maharishi Aurobindo Subharti College and Hospital of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, India
8.Samrat Ashok Subharti School of Buddhist Studies, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut , India
9.World Alliance of Buddhists ( WAB ) Headquarter
10.World Alliance of Buddhists ( WAB ) , Bangladesh Chapter
11.World Alliance of Buddhists ( WAB ) , Tai Yai Chapter , Myanmar
12.Chinese Character Education Promotion Association, Taiwan
13.Chinese Young Buddhist Association (CYBA), Taiwan
14.ASEAN Enlightenment Community for World Peace Foundation
15.Vietnam Buddhists Association
16.Kuthodaw Temple. Mandalay Myanmar
Apart from the above list, there are 10 groups of Thai lay people, attending the meditation practice and submitting meditation photos; 1. Morality Promotion Center of Yala Province 2. Morality Promotion Center of Lamphun Province 3. Morality Promotion Center of Phitsanulok Province 4. The group of Nakhonluang 16 5. Utility Department of Wat Phra Dhammakaya 6. Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Switzerland 7. Communication Department of Wat Phra Dhammakaya 8. Morality Promotion Center of Pathum Thani Province 9. Morality Promotion Center of Chantaburi Province 10. Morality Promotion Center of Saraburi Province.
“ Regarding to the online meditation practice at https://ngaitaeluek.com and the submission of meditation photos for the record of 1 million meditation photos, Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Dhammakaya Foundation can achieve the GWR attempt of “The Largest Online Photo Album of People Meditating” because of the collaboration of various organizations within and outside the country. Then, the plaques of honor are presented to them as their encouragement to jointly make history in Buddhism in order that the Buddhists throughout the world will realize the importance of meditation practice, which brings about the world peace through inner peace. Rejoice in the merit of everyone”, said Prakrusamu Sanitwong Wuttiwangso.