Sulak Sivaraksa: Happiness lies ‘beyond GDP’

Sulak Sivaraksa: Happiness lies ‘beyond GDP’

Thailand like many Asian countries has focused on rising GDP and national income as a sign of success but is that focus misplaced? Sulak Sivaraksa thinks it is. He’s a veteran social campaigner, Buddhist activist and writer who has been jailed in Thailand and...
DIALOGUE ON DEVELOPMENT WITH JAN NEDERVEEN PIETERSE

DIALOGUE ON DEVELOPMENT WITH JAN NEDERVEEN PIETERSE

? DIALOGUE ON DEVELOPMENT WITH JAN NEDERVEEN PIETERSE Friday 1 July 2011 16.00-18.00 hours, free entrance At Indian Studies Centre/School for Wellbeing Studies and Research meeting room 3rd Floor, Vittayapattana Building Moderator: Prof. Surichai Wung-aeo,...
Creating Post 3/11: The Development of Happiness

Creating Post 3/11: The Development of Happiness

How do we proceed to live in a world after March 11th? It?s important to move away from globalism, competitive society, and consumerism to live in a way that we take time to be in touch with the earth, the arts, and ?connectedness?. Anyone can get in touch with these...
Our Life Is Like Our Breath

Our Life Is Like Our Breath

Our Life Is Like Our Breath?  … like the growing and falling leaves  A film by Hartwig Rohrmann This documentary film describes in detail the daily life in the international forest monastery, Wat Pah Nanachat in Thailand. In this story, the viewer...
Sisters in Buddhist spirituality

Sisters in Buddhist spirituality

Has the clergy’s stern frown on female ordination stopped women’s determination to pursue a monastic life? If you drop by the Sathira Dhammasathan nunnery-cum-dhamma centre this weekend, you will realise how the clergy’s attempts to keep women down...