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Dr Thich Tam-Duc
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Buddhist Wisdom and Reconciliation

Buddhist Wisdom and Enviroment

Buddhist Wisdom and Human Transformation

Common Buddhist Text - CBT Workshop

Common Buddhist Text - CBT Workshop
Place: Meeting Room 3, MCU Conference Hall
Date: 1 June 2012
Time: 9.00-11.30 and 13.00-16.00 hrs

   Background of the CBT project

The project is based on point 5 of the Joint Communique of the third UNDV conference 2006:
to compile and publish an informed work on Buddhism to be freely distributed to hotels worldwide as part of the effort to disseminate Buddhism and, in order to facilitate that, to form a sub-committee of the Joint International Organizing Committee to carry on the work.

Furthermore the project bases itself on point 5 of the Sixth Bangkok Declaration (2009):
to promote better understanding of Buddhist principles amongst the wider public by compiling a common Buddhist text, which will reflect the richness of the Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist tradition as well as the needs of today's society;

   Aims of the CBT project

The CBT project aims to produce a text of suitable size (approximately 500p) with selected material from the scriptures of Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions in a format suitable to a broad audience of readers.

The CBT is to be finally approved by Buddhist scholars and Sangha leaders.

The CBT is to be published first in English and then into the other official UN languages as well as other languages of Buddhist countries followed by languages of other countries.

The CBT aims to make widely available Buddhist teachings relating to the fundamental issues facing human beings and thereby increase awareness among Buddhists of their own rich heritage of religious and ethical thinking as well as to increase understanding among non-Buddhists of the fundamental values and principles of Buddhism.

The CBT will aim to strike a balance between what is common to the Buddhist traditions and the diversity of perspectives between these traditions.

   Organisation of the CBT project

A CBT Compiling Committee (CBTCC) of distinguished Buddhist scholars has been established to compile a CBT from the three Buddhist traditions of Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana with a CBT organizing committee coordinating the work and a secretariat function based at the MCU with its Rector Most Ven. Dr. Dharmakosajarn, as Chief Editor of the CBT and President of a CBT Advisory Board, providing the resources needed for the project as well as guiding and leading the CBT project.

   History of the CBT project

The CBT project was launched during the UNDV conference in Thailand in May 2009. It has continued with a meeting in December 2009, a workshop at the UNDV conference in 2010 and a meeting in January 2011.