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Wisdom for Awakening Society, at Meeting Room 1
Panel Discussion on Friday, 13 May 2011 at Classrooms Building, MCU Main Campus
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There are sixteen papers in this session, topics address: a systems-theory for approaching canonical texts; overcoming boredom through proper exertion; overcoming loneliness through higher forms of friendship; a medical survey to learn of a patient's mental illness, and ideas for how Buddhism can assist the suffering; various contributions of Buddhism to psychology and neurosciences; Theravada Buddhism's resurgence in Southern China reinvigorates respect for traditional culture; a venerable-monk's imprisonment and example benefits practitioners in confining circumstances; a presentation of various roles that modern Buddhist nuns are engaged into; an interpretation of the Triple Gem and paññã as tools for mental development; ideas for protecting Buddhism against decay; using new technology and demographics to better propagate Buddhism; Buddhism and possibilities of interpreting beauty; an analysis of suicide; and how modern sciences are insightful for Buddhism. There are a number of other specifics not written up in this brief description, but the ideas inside are well worth the effort to investigate and initiate.

This panel is important into our conference to enable our elder generations to change their ways, and for our younger audience and present generation to implement these ideas contained inside the papers, to better serve humanity.

Guest Speaker

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Guest Speaker

Prof. Dr. Arvind Alok
India
He is a well known Buddhist Scholar, Archeologist, Linguist, Heritage Conservator, Motivator and an Author of repute on Buddhist, Philosophy, Culture and Indian Studies. He has long been promoting Buddhist values, Indian Philosophy, Art, Culture, thoughts and human values through writing numerous articles and presenting research papers at National and International Seminars.

Moderator Name

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Chief Moderator (Session 1)

Ven. Dr. Tampalawela Dhammaratana
Sri Lanka
Ven. Dr. Tampalawela Dhammaratana, B.A, M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D, was born in Sri Lanka and ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1968. He studied at the Universities of Kelaniya, Paris, and Sorbonne, becoming proficient in Pali, Sanskrit, Sinhalese and French, and received his Ph.D degree from the University of Sorbonne- Paris IV, France in 1994.

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Moderator (Session 1)

Prof. Francois Chenet
France
François CHENET (born 1955, Ph. D. 1980, D. Litt. 1997) is Professor of Indian Philosophy and Comparative Philosophy, University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris-IV), Paris. He is the author of more than fifty research papers and book reviews.

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Moderator (Session 2)

Ven. Chao Chu
Sri Lanka
Bhante Chao Chu is the president of the Los Angeles Buddhist Union (LABU) in the US. Born in Sri Lanka, he ordained to the Buddhist monastic order in 1964, graduating from the Buddhist College in 1970. He studied in Hong Kong and at the University of Nan Jing, China.

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Moderator (Session 2)

Asst. Prof. Dr. Dipti Mahanta
Thailand
Asst. Prof. Dipti Mahanta received her PhD in English from Tezpur Central University in 2004. Her contribution to research in Theravada Buddhism includes the monograph "A critical study of the Mahachat Sung-sermon from Isaan" parts of which have been presented at many international conferences.

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Moderator (Session 3)

Ven. Asst. Prof. Dr. Phra Sudhidhammanuwat
Thailand
Ven. Dr. Phra Sudhidhammanuwat received his M.A.(Pali&Sanskrit), Ph.D. (Pali) from Pune University, India, and the highest level of Buddhist Theology, Pali IX. Currently, he is dean of the graduate school, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University. He also took a position of assistant abbot of Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Temple.

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Moderator (Session 3)

Prof. Padmasiri de Silva
Australia
Padmasiri de Silva graduated from the University of Ceylon with a Honours Degree in Philosophy, and also obtained the M.A. &Ph.D in Comparative Philosophy (University of Hawaii). Currently he is working on the application of Buddhist Psychotherapy to issues of social pathology and contexts of natural disasters.


Panelist Name and Paper title


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Seon (Chan/Zen) Enlightenment of Taego Bou: Practical Wisdom for Awakening Society

Ven. Prof. Dr. Jinwol Lee
Korea
Ven. Jinwol Young Ho Lee was born in Uiwang, Korea, 1950, and became a Seon(Chan/Zen) master. Has spent most of his life as a Buddhist monastic, started in 1968 and became a Buddhist monk in 1969. Graduated from Haein Sangha College and fully ordained in 1974

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The Buddhist Survival Guide

Ven. Samaneim Yasha
Germany
Saminine Jim has his first Buddhist vision, at the age of twelve (1954) in northern California, of an ancient Buddhist temple which was repeated four years later at the same place. Fifty five years later (2009) he saw this actual temple in Sri Lanka.

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Awakening Thai Nuns: Wisdom and Successes

Mae Chee Amphai Tansomboon
Thailand
Mae Chee Amphai Tansomboon received her Bachelor degree of Arts in Business Administration and Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., and Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies (Honours -- International Programme), Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Theravada Buddhism The most important element of the Tai traditional culture in Sipsong Panna, China

Dr. Kang Nanshan

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True Communion the exercise of affection as a healing device

Ricardo Sasaki
Brazil
Ricardo Sasaki has studied Psychology, Comparative Religion and Religious Symbolism in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a Dharma teacher in Theravada and Lay Minister in Mahayana tradition; and the Chief Editor of the Triratna Magazine - the official publication of the Brazilian Buddhist Union.

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Theoretical and Methodological Contributions of Buddhism to Psychology and Neuroscience

Jordan T. Quaglia
United States of America
Jordan Quaglia recently completed his MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. As of Fall 2011, Jordan is a doctoral student at Virginia Commonwealth University, utilizing methods of psychology and neuroscience to study mindfulness in social contexts.

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Awakening Society: The Tipiìaka Interpretation by Systems Theory Approach

Mr. Somboon Uamareewong
Thailand
Graduated with a Bachelor degree of Political Science (1st Class Honors) in International Relations from Chulalongkorn University in 1986. Mr. Somboon worked in news and mass media industry for several years before founding his own business that is still performing to the present days.

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The Joyless Economy: The Pathology Of A Culture That Calls For An Awakening

Prof. Dr. Padmasiri de Silva
Australia
Padmasiri de Silva graduated from the University of Ceylon with a Honours Degree in Philosophy, and also obtained the M.A. &Ph.D in Comparative Philosophy (University of Hawaii). Currently he is working on the application of Buddhist Psychotherapy to issues of social pathology and contexts of natural disasters.

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Combining Old With New Towards Awakening Society

Prof. Dr. José A. Rodríguez
Spain
Professor Rodríguez Díaz received a Doctorate in Economics in Spain and later completed a PhD in Sociology at Yale University (USA) with Fulbright and Social Science Research Council fellowships. He has been a Chairman in Sociology and Director of the Doctoral Program at the University of Barcelona where he currently does research and teaches as Full Professor.

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Beauty is the Color of Truth: Exploring Buddhist Wisdom for Awakening Society

Prof. Dr. Ronald Nakasone
United States of America
Ronald Y. Nakasone is a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California and a faculty at the Stanford University Geriatric Education Center. Professor Nakasone has published more than 90 academic books and articles on Buddhist Studies, Aging and Spirituality, and Okinawan Studies.

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The Wisdom of the Social Awakening emerged in the Gathas of Searching the Bulls:-Centering around Musan Cho Oh-Hyuns Gathas of Ten Ox Herding

Dr. Lee Chi-Ran
South Korea
Dr. Lee Chi-Ran received his B.A.(Buddhist Studies), M.A. (Buddhist Philosophy) from Buddhist University of Mongolia, Eng.C. from University of Cambridge at U.K., and Ph.D.(Religious Studies) from National University of Mongolia at Ulaanbaataar, Mongolia. Curently, he is Deputy Secretary-General of The World Fellowship of Buddhists.

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Buddhism and Suicide - Right attitude towards death

Kanae Kawamoto
Japan
She graduated from Bukkyo University, Kyoto, Japan in Arts and Buddhism and is currently studying for another B.A. in Buddhism at International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University, Myanmar, where she previously obtained a diploma in Buddhism in 2009.

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"An Experiment on Mental Health based on the Buddha's Teachings."

Michelle Platas
Mexico
She acquired B.A. Degree in Psychology. Speciality in Clinical Psychology from Universidad Nacional Auténoma de México. This former therapist has helped translated and revised texts for "Buddhismo Theravada México A. R.",given interviews and is a practitioner of Buddhism and Meditation.

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Wisdom as Essence of Buddhist Life

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pataraporn Sirikanchana
Thailand
In addition to being a professor at Thammasat University, Associate Professor Pataraporn Sirikanchana is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Thailand, Deputy Rector of the World Buddhist University and is a member of many academic committees at Thammasat University.

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Carving out a reflective space for posterity: The case of Somdet Ãj Ãsabhamahãthera and the indomitable spirit of Buddhist leadership

Asst. Prof. Dr. Dipti Mahanta
Thailand
Asst. Prof. Dipti Mahanta received her PhD in English from Tezpur Central University in 2004. Her contribution to research in Theravada Buddhism includes the monograph "A critical study of the Mahachat Sung-sermon from Isaan" parts of which have been presented at many international conferences.

Secretary

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Panel Secretary

Mr. Brian Eric Cohen
Brian Eric Cohen was born and raised in Toronto Canada. He has one brother and no pets. He attended York University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Then following his graduation he continued his studies at Seneca College, where he took a one year Marketing Management course.


Panel Staff

Supattanee Thanomphongphan (Mod)
Tel: 084-727-7950
panelist.vesak2011@hotmail.com
Yuttana Panjatanasak (Yut)
Tel: 089-479-4599
panelist.vesak2011@hotmail.com


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