Programme : WBU SUNDAY FORUMTopic : Happy Life
Date & Time : Sunday 1st February 2009
12:00 – 13.30 : P.M.
Speaker : Dr. Somboon Duangsamosorn
About the Topic
In continuity of the Gandhian Philosophy, “To be happy is simple, but to be simple is hard,” as introduced to the audience on Sunday, November 2, 2008, the Dhamma Talk on the above topic will touch in more detail on the Gandhian Philosophy and Lord Buddha’s Preaching, both as a means, and an end to lead a happy life. Really speaking, to be simple is hard which is posing itself as a problem, or a hindrance to a happy life. This problem points to another Gandhian Philosophy as a solution and that is, “Simple Living and High Thinking.” The process of high thinking in the Preaching of Lord Buddha shall be presented as an effective way to a Happy Life.
About the Speaker
Dr. Somboon Duangsamosorn, a native of Ratchaburi Province Thailand received his initial education in the monkhood leading to a Certificate of the Highest Grade of Buddhist Studies and Grade 5 of the Study of Pali Language. Simultaneously, he obtained the Mathayom 8 Certificate in secular education and consequently studied Political Science leading to a Doctorate Degree in Political Science. His working experience includes teacher of Buddhist Studies and Pali Language, and teacher of English and Thai Studies. He also taught Tourism, and initiated a very successful Professional Tour Guide Training Program and the Master of Arts in Tourism Management Program offered at Assumption University. During his service at Assumption University he held the positions of Director of the Office of Thai Art and Culture and was Assistant Dean of the ABAC Graduate School of Tourism Management. After a tenure of over three years as Rector of International Buddhist College in Songkhla Province, he is now Honorary Rector of the college.
Location: Meeting Room, the World Buddhist University, 3rd floor, WFB Headquarters
Bldg., in Benjasiri Park, Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok, 10110 Thailand.
(5 Minutes from Prompong BTS Station)
All are welcome to join the programme free of charge.
For more information, please call 02-258-0369-73 Fax.02-258-0372.
The WBU shares the same building with the WFB (World Fellowship of Buddhists), and can be found by our maps below. It is on the third floor. The WBU is open most office hours, and the building can be entered from the rear of the building from the Soi. The front gate that faces the park is generally locked, but there is access to walk through to the rear.
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