The Benchen Karma Kamtsang Association is the founding member of the Polish Buddhist Union. The Union is an inter-church organization entered by the Department of Religions at the Prime Minister's Office to section "B" of the registry of churches and other religious associations on 09.05.1995. It is the fourth organization of this kind in Poland following the Polish Ecumenical Council, Community of Protestant Churches and The Biblical Society. It gathers most of Buddhist religious groups in Poland. In January 1997, His Holiness the Dalai Lama took honorary patronage over the Union.

It's main objective is common representation toward the State and other churches and religious groups, as well as on the forum of international Buddhist organizations. Furthermore, the Union's task is to coordinate cooperation between Buddhist associations and broadly understood activity for the society. The Union also extends its aid to some Buddhist groups who do not hold the status of a registered religious association.

Following the rule of showing respect to all religions, representatives of the Union participate in many inter-faith meetings, often combined with common prayers and meditations. It has already become a tradition to celebrate together every year  Vesak - the commemoration of Buddha Shakyamuni's birth, Awakening and Parinirvana. 

Cooperating with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, the Union co-organized the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2000. 

The Polish Buddhist Union is also a member of the European Buddhist Union.


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