Ulan Baatar (Mongolia): The 11th General Assembly of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace concluded with a resolution being passed after three-day deliberation on the changes in its chapter, rules and regulations. In 1969, three legendary monks of the 20th century, the most venerable Khambo Lama Samagiin Gombojav of Mongolia, the most venerable Khambo Lama Janbaldorj Gomboev of USSR and the Most Venerable Kushok Bakula Rinpoche from India met in remote area of Siberia, Russia to Russia the prevailing situation of Buddhism in the region and the possibility of setting up a Pan-Asia Buddhist Organization.
The momentum of the meeting further increased when in July 1969, the most Ven. Sumanatissa of Sri Lanka and the Most Ven. M. Wipulasara, India and Ven. Amirtananda, Nepal visited Ulan Baatar at the invitation of Most Ven. Khambo lama Gombojav In the course of their meeting, they agreed to establish an International Buddhist Organization in Ulan Baatar. Subsequently, on June 13, 1970, another meeting was held in Ulan Baatar.
This time besides the above-mentioned Buddhist dignitaries, the meeting was also attended by many Dignitaries representing India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, USSR, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Mongolia. The meeting unanimously adopted a resolution to set up and International organization in Mongolia which would be called “Asian Buddhist Committee for Promoting Peace (ABCPP). During the 3rd General Assembly in 1974, it was decided to change the name of the organization from ABCPP to the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace (ABCP).