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

 

Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace : A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society.

The international magazine, Seeds of peace is published thrice annually in January, May and September, in order to promote the aims and objectives of the Thai Inter-Religious Commission for Development (TICD) and the Spirit in Education Movement (SEM) as well as the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB). In order to subscribe a $50/year donation is suggested. Personal checks from the UK, US, and Euro are accepted.


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 Vol.33 No.1 Jan-Apr. 2560 (2017)
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