Confirmed Programme SCHEDULE

Future of Buddhism: 

From Personal Awakening to Global Transformation 

Pre-Conference Events ? by invitation only

October 20-24, 2011

International youth volunteer workshop

October 19-25, 2011

International Buddhist Art Gathering

Conference*

Arrival and Registration: October 24-25, 2011

Day 1:  October 26, 2011 

06:00 ? 07:00

Morning Program at Maha Bodhi

07:00 ? 08:30

Breakfast

08:30 ? 08:45

Welcome by organizers
By Naresh Sahai Mathur  and Anchalee Kurutach

08:45 ? 09:00

Traditional lamp lighting and Opening of the International Buddhist Art Exhibition

09:00 ? 09:30

Welcome by Thai Abbot of Wat Pha Bodhigaya & INEB Chairperson
by Ven. Phra Kru Buddhaban and Harsha Navaratne

09:30 ? 10:15

Opening speech
by Ajahn Sulak Sivaraksa

10:15 ? 10:45

Tea Break

10:45 ? 11:45

Keynote Address:  Future of Buddhism

By  Ven. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

11:45 ? 13:30

Lunch

13:30 ? 16:30

Learning for the Future: Program A (11 sessions with tea break)

1.       Challenges of  the Sangha

Ven. Bhikkhuni Dhammananda

2.       Mediation, conflict transformation and peacebuilding

Alan Senauke

Jill Jameson

Ven. Manjusri

3.       New media

Buddhist Channel TV -Brother Lim Kooi Fong

4.       Visiting the sacred spaces of Bodhgaya

Richard Dixey

5.       Dharmic education for children

Vidyananda

Chong Wai Leng

Naresh Mathur

6.       Sustainable communities

Narumon Paiboonsittikun

Sunisa Jumviset

7.       Waste management

Deer Park Institute

Matteo Pistono

8.       Buddhist Right Livelihood

Ven. Sumati Sasana

Vidyananda

Ken Low

9.       Death and dying

Rev. Joan Jiko Halifax

Dr. Ven. Tsering Palmo

Ven. Bhikkuni Zongtun (Tsung Tsuen)

Poolchawee Ruangwichatorn

Moderated by Jonathan Watts

10.   Emergency Response/Humanitarian Assistance

Rev. Kobo Inoue    Japan ? Tsunami relief

Lakshi Abeyasekara, Sri Lanka

11.   World Day of Prayer and Action for Children (DPAC)

Kul Chandra Gautam

16:30 ? 17:00

Review of the Day – Group Sharing

17:30 ? 19:00

Dinner

19:00 ? 22:00

Cultural Performances and Exchange

Day 2:  October 27, 2011 

06:00 ? 07:00

Morning Program at Maha Bodhi

07:00 ? 08:30

Breakfast

08:30 ? 11:30

Dharma for the Future

Themes to be discussed include:  the Dharma?s relevance in modern society; Dharmaduta and Buddhist education; the impact of new information and communication technology; Buddhism in popular culture; and opportunities and challenges in different cultures and countries.

(This is a plenary session round table discussion using a ?fishbowl? format with a tea break.)

Rev. Joan Jiko Halifax                       USA
Dr. Park Gwang-seo                          S. Korea

Mangesh Dahiwale                            India
Ven. Kalupahana Piyaratana           Sri Lanka 
Melva Yolla                                            Indonesia

Dharmacharya Shantum Seth         India

Jai Bhim Network                               Hungary 

Moderator: Vidyananda (K.V. Soon)              Malaysia

11:30 ? 13:30

Lunch

13:30 ? 16:30

Learning for the Future: Program B (10 sessions with a tea break)

1.   Non-violent communication skills  

Jeyanthy Siva

Christiaan Zandt

2.   Photography, filmmaking

Ankit Pogula

3.   Nationality and identity

Ramu Manivannan 

Thant Lwin Maung

4.   Buddhist economics

Hans van Willenswaarad

Prof. Jun Nishikawa

Ajarn Apichai Puntasen

Prof. Hisashi Nakamura

5.   Empowerment of marginalized groups

Mangesh Dahiwale

Monica Garry

6.   Organic agriculture & Green Marketing

Thilak Kariyawasam

Wallapa van Willenswaarad

7.   Working with rejected populations

Phra Thanomsing Sukosalo

Pongtorn Charlern

8. Youth awakening  

Melva Yolla

Bobo Lwin

Suresh Bauddha

9. Gender identity  

Ven. Tsering Palmo

Sathis de Mel

10. Buddhism and Climate Change

Nigel Crawhall

John and Diane Stanley

Ven. Kalupahana Piyaratana

Rev. Hidehito Okochi

16:30 ? 17:00

Review of the Day ? Group Sharing

17:30 ? 19:00

Dinner

19:00 ? 22:00

Buddhist Film Festival

Day 3:  October 28, 2011 

06:00 ? 07:00

Morning Program at Maha Bodhi

07:00 ? 08:30

Breakfast

08:30 ? 11:30

Generational Sharing (plenary session)

Ven. Bhikkhuni Dhammananda
Dhammachari Lokamitra

Rev. Alan Senauke 

Moderator:  Naresh Sahai Mathur  

11:30 ? 13:30

Lunch

13:30 ? 16:30

Learning for the Future: Program A (11 sessions with a tea break)

1.  Challenges of the Sangha 

2.  Mediation, conflict transformation and peacebuilding 

3.  New media

4.  Visiting the sacred spaces of Bodhgaya 

5.  Dharmic education for children 

6.  Sustainable communities 

7.  Waste management

   8. Buddhist Right Livelihood 

9.  Death and dying 

10. Emergency Response/Humanitarian Assistance 

16:30 ? 17:00

Review of the Day ? Group Sharing

17:30 ? 19:00

Dinner

Free Evening

This evening is free for small groups to meet.

Day 4:  October 29, 2011

06:00 ? 07:00

Morning Program at Maha Bodhi

07:00 ? 08:30

Breakfast

08:30 ? 11:00

Sangha for the Future

Themes to be discussed will include:  the meaning of Sangha; lay-monastic relations in modern society; vinaya in modern society; dana and materialism; and dana and Buddhist institutions.

(This is a plenary round table discussion using a ?fishbowl format? with a tea break.)

Ven. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche        Tibet/India 

Ven. Tsering Palmo                            Ladakh/India 

      Richard Dixey                                     USA 

Harsha Navaratne                               Sri Lanka

             Ven. Manjusri                                      Sri Lanka

Maitriveer Nagarjuna                           India 

Moderator:  Jonathan Watts                           USA/Japan

11:00 ? 11:30

Launching the Right Livelihood Fund

11:30 ? 13:00

Lunch

13:00 ? 16:00

Learning for the Future: Program B (10 sessions with tea break)

1. Non-violent communication skills  

2. Photography, filmmaking 

3. Nationality and identity 

4. Buddhist Economics  

5. Empowerment of marginalized groups 

6. Organic agriculture & Green Marketing 

7. Working with rejected populations 

8. Youth awakening  

9. Gender identity  

10. Buddhism and Climate Change

16:00 ? 17:00

Announcement of INEB?s 2013 Conference

Review of the Day ? Group Sharing

17:30 ? 19:00

Dinner

19:00 ? 22:00

Maha Bodhi Candlelight Procession and Dedication

Presentation of INEB?s Honorary Award to Dr. Park Gwang-seo

Post-Conference Events  

October 30, 2011

Study visits to local organizations

October 30, 2011

INEB Executive Committee / Advisory Committee meeting-by invitation only

November 2 ? 4, 2011

YBS workshop led by Ven. Bhikkhuni Dhammananda

Optional pilgrimage to Buddhist sites

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.2 May-August. 2560 (2017)
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