Converging Streams: Engaging for Holistic Development

An Inter-Faith Dialog for Peace and Sustainability

INEB Biennial Conference

                                                                                                                                               


Monday – January 20 – Colombo

A-Z of Climate Change:  causes, impacts and actions from an interfaith perspective

Facilitated by Nigel Crawhall


Tuesday – January 21, 09.30-15.30 Vishva Niketan, Colombo

“Searching the Self, Serving the Society and Saving the Environment’

 A Conversation with Professor Joanna Macy     

Internationally Renowned Eco Philosopher and Buddhist Scholar


Friday – January 22at Gothama Thapo Wanaya, Kalapaluwawa, Rajagiriya

Sharing and Discussion on the Revival of Ordained Nuns (bhikkhuni)in the Orthodox Theravada Tradition


07.00-08.00

Breakfast

08.00-09.00

Departure for Gothama Thapo Wanaya

09.00-11.00

Sharing and Discussion on the Revival of Ordained Nuns (bhikkhuni) in the Orthodox Theravada Tradition

Facilitated by senior Bhikkhuni Kusuma from Sri Lanka &Bhikkhuni Dhammananda from Thailand

11.00-11.30

Book launch in Singhalese Version:

My Sri Lankan Lineage by Bhikkhuni Dhammananda

– Tibetan Dhammapada

11.30-12.30

Lunch

12.30-13.30

Continue Conversation and Discussion

13.30-15.00

Return to Sri Lanka Foundation Institute

Friday – January 22 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Public Symposium and Opening Ceremony

16:00 – 16:30

Registration

16:30 – 17:00

Sri Lankan traditional dance and music

17:00 – 17:10

Welcome speech by

Harsha Navaratne, Chairperson of INEB and the Sevalanka Foundation

17:10 – 17:20

Opening speech by H.E. Maithreepala Sirisena, The President of Sri Lanka

17:20 – 17:30

Guest speeches by Ven. Lama Lobsang, International Buddhist Confederation (IBC)

17:30 – 18:00

“Sustainable Development” Keynote speech

by Joanna Macy, Buddhist Scholar and Environmental Activist

18:00 – 19:00

Responses to keynote speech by

A.T. Ariyaratne, Founder of Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

Sulak Sivaraksa, Co-founder of International Network of Engaged Buddhists

Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, Co-chair of INEB Advisory Committee

Moderated by Nigel Crawhall, Member of IUCN & INEB

19:00 -19:10

Closing speech by Ven. Athuraliye Ratana Thera

Member of Parliament of Sri Lanka

19:10 – 22:00

Departure for cultural show and dinner at Sadaham Sevana Center (by Bus)

Saturday morning- January 23 at Good Market, Colombo, Sri Lanka

09.30-10.15

Meet & discuss with Good Market organising team at Sri Lankan Foundation

10-15 10.30

Depart from Sri Lanka Foundation Institute to the Good Market

10.30-11.30

Visit the market and talk to vendors and consumers

11.30-12.30

Lunch

Saturday, Sunday and Monday – January 23-25 

Study Tour Group A

Ecosystems, Climate Change and Sustainable Development:

Sinharaja National Park, Pinnawala, and Kurunegala

Sunday January 23

12.30-16.30

At Good Market, depart for Sinharaja National Park

16.30-17.30

Arrive at Kudawa camp site and go for a river bath

17.30-18.30

Walk to neighboring villages

19.00-20.00

Dinner

20.00-21.00

Self-introduction of participants

Sunday 24 January

06.00-08.00

Bird watching and walk in the Sinharaja National Park

08.00-09.00

Breakfast

09.00-11.30

Introduction and current problems at the Sinharaja rain forest

11.30-12.30

Lunch

12.30-13.30

Rest

13.30-17.00

Visit project site on re-forestation

17.00-19.00

Rest and river bath

19.00-20.00

Dinner

20.00-21.30

Reflection of the day

 Monday Jan 25

05.00-10.00

Depart to Millennium Elephant Foundation, Pinnawala and Breakfast on the way

10.00-11.30

Visit and discuss on elephant-human conflict

11.30-12.30

Lunch

12.30-13.20

Depart to Selyn Foundation, Kurunegala

13.20-15.30

Discussion on fair-trade handicrafts

15.30-20.00

Depart for dinner and stay overnight at Islander Center

Saturday, Sunday and Monday – January 23-25

Study Tour Group B

Pluralistic and Inclusive Societies:

Jaffna, Thellippalai, and Nagadeepa Island

Saturday  January23

12.30-13.00

At Good Market, return to Sri Lanka Foundation Institute

13.00-15.30

Closed-door session with Bodu Bala Sena (BBS)

Sinhalese Buddhist organization leaders

15.30-18.00

Closed-door session with Muslim leaders

18.00-19.00

Reflection on the day

19.00-20.00

Dinner

21.30

Bus departs for Jaffna

Sunday January 24

07.30

Bus arrives at Jaffna

08.00-09.00

Breakfast

09.00-10.30

Rest

10.30-11.00

Depart for Sevalanka office-Jaffna

11.00-12.30

Dialogue on civil war in Sri Lanka with Anandi Shashidharan

12.30-13.30

Lunch

13.30-14.30

Depart for Thellippalai

14.30-16.00

Discussion with villagers and visit project site on Livelihood Development after the civil war

16.00-19.00

Return to Jaffna town and rest

19.00-20.00

Dinner

Monday January 25

05.30-08.30

Depart by ferry to Nagadeepa Island and have breakfast in the car

08.30-11.00

Visit and participate in religious activities at the Nagdeepa Rajamaha Vihara and Hindu Kovil with discussion on Multi-Cultural and Religious Diversity and Co-existence with religious leaders

11.00-12.00

Lunch

12.00-14.30

Return to Jaffna

14.30-18.00

Depart for Anuradhapura

19.00-20.00

Dinner and stay overnight at Islander Center

INEB Biennial Conference

Tuesday and Wednesday – January 26-27

at Islander Center, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Converging Streams: Engaging for Holistic Development

An Inter-Faith Dialog for Peace and Sustainability

MCs are Gauthama Prabu (India) and Thalini Navaratne (Sri Lanka)

Tuesday –  January 26

06.00-07.00

Morning Meditation lead by Ven. Bhikkhuni Dhammananda

07.00-08.30

Breakfast

08.30-09.00

Chanting by Sri Lankan Sangha

09.00-10.30

“Structural Violence Today” Panel Discussion

·         Joanna Macy, Buddhist Scholar and Environmental Activist

·         Yayah Khisbiyah, Muhamnadiyah, Indonesia

·         Nadarajah Manickam*, Centre for the Study of Sustainable Futures and Spirituality, Malaysia

·         Father Anura Perera, Methodist Church, Sri Lanka

Moderated by Shri Sheshadri Chari, India

*Structural Violence as a root cause of human crisis in term of Environmental, Ecological, Sociopolitical, and spiritual issues.

10.30-10.45

Break

10.45-11.30

Group Reflection and Feedback

11.30-13.30

Lunch and Rest

13.30-16.30

World Cafe’ (Dialogue on Structural Violence & Holistic Development)

Facilitated by Nattarote Wangwinyoo

16.30-17.30

Rest

17.30-19.00

Dinner

19.00-21.00

Chan-Cha (Tea ceremony combined with meditation with music), Spiritual Chanting, Cultural Performance, and Exchange

Wednesday  January 27

06.00-07.00

Morning Meditation lead by Hozan Alan Senauke

07.00-08.30

Breakfast

08.30-09.00

Chanting by Chinese and Taiwanese Sangha

09.00-11.30

 

“Holistic Development: How toMake it Possible?”

Panel Discussion on Holistic Development

·         Ven. Pomnyun Sunim, Jungto Society, South Korea

·         Champika Ranawaka, Member of Parliament, Sri Lanka

·         Rev. Hans Ucko, Prayer and Action for Children, Arigatou International, Sweden

·         Hans van Willenswaard, School for Wellbeing, Siam

Moderated by Sai Sam Kham, Metta Development Foundation, Myanmar

11.30-13.30

Lunch

13.30-16.00

Open Space for Creative Ideas and Networking

Facilitated by Nattarote Wangwinyoo

16.00-17.00

Plenary Session and Feedback

Consolidate the action plan and follow up after the conference

Closing / Group Chanting

17.00-17.30

Rest

17.30-19.00

Dinner

 

Departure

Chan-Cha (Tea ceremony combined meditation with music) for remaining participants

Thursday – January 28

 INEB Advisory Committee and Executive Committee Meeting

The Islander Center, Anuradhapura

Friday and Saturday – January 29 and 30

Eco Temple Community Development Project Planning

The Islander Center, Anuradhapura

 

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Converging Streams: Engaging for Holistic Development

An Inter-Faith Dialog for Peace and Sustainability

INEB Biennial Conference

                                                                                                                                               

Monday – January 20 – Colombo

A-Z of Climate Change:  causes, impacts and actions from an interfaith perspective

Facilitated by Nigel Crawhall

Tuesday – January 21, 09.30-15.30 Vishva Niketan, Colombo

“Searching the Self, Serving the Society and Saving the Environment’                                                                              A Conversation with Professor Joanna Macy                                                                                                    Internationally Renowned Eco Philosopher and Buddhist Scholar

Friday – January 22at Gothama Thapo Wanaya, Kalapaluwawa, Rajagiriya

Sharing and Discussion on the Revival of Ordained Nuns (bhikkhuni)in the Orthodox Theravada Tradition


07.00-08.00

Breakfast

08.00-09.00

Departure for Gothama Thapo Wanaya

09.00-11.00

Sharing and Discussion on the Revival of Ordained Nuns (bhikkhuni) in the Orthodox Theravada Tradition

Facilitated by senior Bhikkhuni Kusuma from Sri Lanka &Bhikkhuni Dhammananda from Thailand

11.00-11.30

Book launch in Singhalese Version:

My Sri Lankan Lineage by Bhikkhuni Dhammananda

– Tibetan Dhammapada

11.30-12.30

Lunch

12.30-13.30

Continue Conversation and Discussion

13.30-15.00

Return to Sri Lanka Foundation Institute

Friday – January 22 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Public Symposium and Opening Ceremony

16:00 – 16:30

Registration

16:30 – 17:00

Sri Lankan traditional dance and music

17:00 – 17:10

Welcome speech by

Harsha Navaratne, Chairperson of INEB and the Sevalanka Foundation

17:10 – 17:20

Opening speech by H.E. Maithreepala Sirisena, The President of Sri Lanka

17:20 – 17:30

Guest speeches by Ven. Lama Lobsang, International Buddhist Confederation (IBC)

17:30 – 18:00

“Sustainable Development” Keynote speech

by Joanna Macy, Buddhist Scholar and Environmental Activist

18:00 – 19:00

Responses to keynote speech by

A.T. Ariyaratne, Founder of Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

Sulak Sivaraksa, Co-founder of International Network of Engaged Buddhists

Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, Co-chair of INEB Advisory Committee

Moderated by Nigel Crawhall, Member of IUCN & INEB

19:00 -19:10

Closing speech by Ven. Athuraliye Ratana Thera

Member of Parliament of Sri Lanka

19:10 – 22:00

Departure for cultural show and dinner at Sadaham Sevana Center (by Bus)

Saturday morning- January 23 at Good Market, Colombo, Sri Lanka

09.30-10.15

Meet & discuss with Good Market organising team at Sri Lankan Foundation

10-15 10.30

Depart from Sri Lanka Foundation Institute to the Good Market

10.30-11.30

Visit the market and talk to vendors and consumers

11.30-12.30

Lunch

Saturday, Sunday and Monday – January 23-25 

Study Tour Group A

Ecosystems, Climate Change and Sustainable Development:

Sinharaja National Park, Pinnawala, and Kurunegala

Sunday January 23

12.30-16.30

At Good Market, depart for Sinharaja National Park

16.30-17.30

Arrive at Kudawa camp site and go for a river bath

17.30-18.30

Walk to neighboring villages

19.00-20.00

Dinner

20.00-21.00

Self-introduction of participants

Sunday 24 January

06.00-08.00

Bird watching and walk in the Sinharaja National Park

08.00-09.00

Breakfast

09.00-11.30

Introduction and current problems at the Sinharaja rain forest

11.30-12.30

Lunch

12.30-13.30

Rest

13.30-17.00

Visit project site on re-forestation

17.00-19.00

Rest and river bath

19.00-20.00

Dinner

20.00-21.30

Reflection of the day

 Monday Jan 25

05.00-10.00

Depart to Millennium Elephant Foundation, Pinnawala and Breakfast on the way

10.00-11.30

Visit and discuss on elephant-human conflict

11.30-12.30

Lunch

12.30-13.20

Depart to Selyn Foundation, Kurunegala

13.20-15.30

Discussion on fair-trade handicrafts

15.30-20.00

Depart for dinner and stay overnight at Islander Center

Saturday, Sunday and Monday – January 23-25

Study Tour Group B

Pluralistic and Inclusive Societies:

Jaffna, Thellippalai, and Nagadeepa Island

Saturday  January23

12.30-13.00

At Good Market, return to Sri Lanka Foundation Institute

13.00-15.30

Closed-door session with Bodu Bala Sena (BBS)

Sinhalese Buddhist organization leaders

15.30-18.00

Closed-door session with Muslim leaders

18.00-19.00

Reflection on the day

19.00-20.00

Dinner

21.30

Bus departs for Jaffna

Sunday January 24

07.30

Bus arrives at Jaffna

08.00-09.00

Breakfast

09.00-10.30

Rest

10.30-11.00

Depart for Sevalanka office-Jaffna

11.00-12.30

Dialogue on civil war in Sri Lanka with Anandi Shashidharan

12.30-13.30

Lunch

13.30-14.30

Depart for Thellippalai

14.30-16.00

Discussion with villagers and visit project site on Livelihood Development after the civil war

16.00-19.00

Return to Jaffna town and rest

19.00-20.00

Dinner

Monday January 25

05.30-08.30

Depart by ferry to Nagadeepa Island and have breakfast in the car

08.30-11.00

Visit and participate in religious activities at the Nagdeepa Rajamaha Vihara and Hindu Kovil with discussion on Multi-Cultural and Religious Diversity and Co-existence with religious leaders

11.00-12.00

Lunch

12.00-14.30

Return to Jaffna

14.30-18.00

Depart for Anuradhapura

19.00-20.00

Dinner and stay overnight at Islander Center

INEB Biennial Conference

Tuesday and Wednesday – January 26-27

at Islander Center, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Converging Streams: Engaging for Holistic Development

An Inter-Faith Dialog for Peace and Sustainability

MCs are Gauthama Prabu (India) and Thalini Navaratne (Sri Lanka)

Tuesday –  January 26

06.00-07.00

Morning Meditation lead by Ven. Bhikkhuni Dhammananda

07.00-08.30

Breakfast

08.30-09.00

Chanting by Sri Lankan Sangha

09.00-10.30

“Structural Violence Today” Panel Discussion

·         Joanna Macy, Buddhist Scholar and Environmental Activist

·         Yayah Khisbiyah, Muhamnadiyah, Indonesia

·         Nadarajah Manickam*, Centre for the Study of Sustainable Futures and Spirituality, Malaysia

·         Father Anura Perera, Methodist Church, Sri Lanka

Moderated by Shri Sheshadri Chari, India

*Structural Violence as a root cause of human crisis in term of Environmental, Ecological, Sociopolitical, and spiritual issues.

10.30-10.45

Break

10.45-11.30

Group Reflection and Feedback

11.30-13.30

Lunch and Rest

13.30-16.30

World Cafe’ (Dialogue on Structural Violence & Holistic Development)

Facilitated by Nattarote Wangwinyoo

16.30-17.30

Rest

17.30-19.00

Dinner

19.00-21.00

Chan-Cha (Tea ceremony combined with meditation with music), Spiritual Chanting, Cultural Performance, and Exchange

Wednesday  January 27

06.00-07.00

Morning Meditation lead by Hozan Alan Senauke

07.00-08.30

Breakfast

08.30-09.00

Chanting by Chinese and Taiwanese Sangha

09.00-11.30

 

“Holistic Development: How toMake it Possible?”

Panel Discussion on Holistic Development

·         Ven. Pomnyun Sunim, Jungto Society, South Korea

·         Champika Ranawaka, Member of Parliament, Sri Lanka

·         Rev. Hans Ucko, Prayer and Action for Children, Arigatou International, Sweden

·         Hans van Willenswaard, School for Wellbeing, Siam

Moderated by Sai Sam Kham, Metta Development Foundation, Myanmar

11.30-13.30

Lunch

13.30-16.00

Open Space for Creative Ideas and Networking

Facilitated by Nattarote Wangwinyoo

16.00-17.00

Plenary Session and Feedback

Consolidate the action plan and follow up after the conference

Closing / Group Chanting

17.00-17.30

Rest

17.30-19.00

Dinner

 

Departure

Chan-Cha (Tea ceremony combined meditation with music) for remaining participants

Thursday – January 28

 INEB Advisory Committee and Executive Committee Meeting

The Islander Center, Anuradhapura

Friday and Saturday – January 29 and 30

Eco Temple Community Development Project Planning

The Islander Center, Anuradhapura