Meeting with the Prime Minister, Mr. Borut Pahor
The 16th of Feberuary 2009, Lama
Shenphen Rinpoche (Abbot of the Buddhist Congregation Dharmaling) met Mr. Borut Pahor, Prime Minister of Slovenia.
The issues raised by Rinpoche were:
* The actual law about "religious freedom", containing lot of mistakes, promoting discrimination, influencing the financial situation of public funds. The separation between State and Religions not always respected.
* The bill passed quickly about financing priests in hospital and prison, and its financing form the public money (from social security, when hospital should better invests such money in improving the quality of medical services, more doctors, nurses, etc...).
* The situation of the Buddhist Congregation in Slovenia, our premise is already too small and we need to build a new building to fit all people coming to he teachings.
* The lack of emphasis on ethical values in our education system.