[Summary: details of the upcoming event at the World Buddhist University, Sun Jan 6, 12 noon.]
Programme: WBU Sunday Forum
Topic; “The Revival of Buddhism in Jambudvipa”
Date & Time January 6, B.E.2551 (2008) 12.00 -13.30 p.m.
Speaker; Arayavangso Bhikkhu
About the Topic
After Buddhism was established in India, it grew up and prospered for more than 1,000 years, expanding out to several regions of the world, ending up in Asia, Europe America and Australia. It also was lost from India for a very long time.
At present about 4% of Indians believe in Buddhism. But majority of them follow Buddhism according to their leader in the community. They don’t understand what Buddhism is, or what/who the Buddha is.
Teaching? They don’t know Buddha-Dharma due to lack of leadership such as educated monks or Buddhist Scholars to teach and train them in the right way and direct destination. Arayavangso Bhikkhu has found all these problems himself when he has practiced Dharma abroad. The concept on the revival of Buddhism in Jambudvipa has now become of interest.
[Tahn Arayavangso Bhikkhu is a Thai monk who has spent time in India. He will be speaking with the aid of an interpreter Phra Ajahn Phasuk Thanavuttho who is also a Thai monk]
Arayavangso Bhikkhu is a forest monk, Dharma-conductor and developer, complete with knowledge and conduct, direct practice to the law and discipline of Lord Buddha, and has devoted his life for Buddhism and meditation practice by using the anapanasati mindfulness method from the Satipatthana sutra in Buddhist Canon. He is the abbot of Wat Pabuddhapoccana-haripunchai monastery in northern Thailand, Lampoon province.
Ven. Arayavangso has long Experience as a meditation master, both locally and abroad. He has been interested in the revival of Buddhism in Jambudvipa for a long time, and will be the speak on “The revival of Buddhism in Jambudvipa.”
Place; Meeting Room, the World Buddhist University, 3rd floor, WFB Headquarters Bldg., in Benjasiri Park, Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok, and 10110 Thailand. (5 Minutes from Prompong BTS Station)
All are welcome to join the programme free of charge, no advance registration required.
For more information, please call 02-258-0369-73