Eternal Peace Flame

Jan 08, 2013

With the objective of promoting age-old cultural and religious linkages between Nepal and the Republic of Korea at the people’s level and enhancing it further to a better height, the Embassy of Nepal in Seoul and Dosunsa, a highly revered Buddhist Monastery in Korea, are planning to bring the “Eternal Peace Flame” from Lumbini, Nepal to the Republic of Korea on March 28, 2013. For this purpose, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Embassy of Nepal and Dosunsa Temple has been signed on January 6, 2013 in order to facilitate the necessary process and ceremony to be held in both the countries Nepal and Korea. His Excellency Kaman Singh Lama, Ambassador of Nepal to the Republic of Korea and Venerable Seonmukhyeja signed the MoU on behalf of Embassy of Nepal and Dosunsa Temple respectively. The “Eternal Peace Flame” transported from Lumbini will be permanently established in Dosunsa for continuous burning as a major pilgrimage site and taken out to 108 associated monasteries around Korea allowing devotees to offer religious rituals and ceremony as well as praying for internal peace, prosperity of Korean people and peaceful reunification of two Koreas. The “Eternal Peace Flame” will also be taken out in the procession for public during “Lantern Festival”, one of the largest festivals celebrated in Buddha Purnima, in Seoul. Prior to igniting peace flame for its transportation to Korea, a holy flame from Muktinath will also be brought from Mustang and combined with the Eternal Peace Flame as a sign of religious harmony, international peace and prosperity of all human beings. Embassy of Nepal in Seoul January 8, 2013