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The DC area International Buddhist Committee was founded in 1986, and has sponsored an International Vesak Festival each year since that date.

The current International Buddhist Committee Executive Board:

Co-Chairs: Ven. Bhante Dhammasiri (DC Buddhist Vihara)
Ven. Lama Kalsang (Sakya Phuntsok Ling)
Advisors: Ven. Uparatana (International Buddhist Center)
Ven. Phra Udom (Wat Yarnsee)
Dr. Sahachai Musikabhumma (Wat Thai DC)
Souksomboun Sayathesena (Wat Lao Buddhavong)
Dr. Sovan Tun (Cambodian Buddhist Temple)
Professor B.N. Hebbar (GWU)
Khiet Dang (Giac Hoang Temple)
Lisa Knight (International Buddhist Society of PA)
Linda Dane (Shambala Meditation Center)
Co-treasurers: Ven. Ane Kunga Chodron (Sakya Phuntsok Ling)
Bhante K. Vidura (DC Buddhist Vihara)
Co-secretaries: Ven. Jamyang Tharchin (Sakya Phuntsok Ling)
Wilson Hurley (Mahayana Sutra and Tantra Center)


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