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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Complete Playlist: International Conference on "Buddhism in Southeast Asia", 4-5 Sep 2018



Two-Day International Conference on "Buddhism in Southeast Asia" 4-5 September 2018, organised by Preah Sihanoukraja Buddhist University (SBU) in collaboration with Indian Embassy in Phnom Penh, at Phnom Penh Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 


Opening Session 

-Welcome Speech by Prof. Dr. Dharmaghosacarya Khy Sovanratana, Acting Rector of Preah Sihanoukraja Buddhist University, Personal Senior Advisor to the Great Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia 

-Remark by H.E. Manika Jain, Ambassador of India to Cambodia Remark by H.E. Him Chhem, Senior Minister-Minister, Ministry of Cult and Religion 

-Keynote Address by Prof. K.T.S. Sarao, Senior Professor & Head, Dept. of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, India 

-Book release and Blessings by His Holiness Samdech Nount Nget, Sanghanayaka of the Kingdom of Cambodia, 

-Group Photo 

-Tea Break and Snacks

Session I: Buddhism in Southeast Asia 

Chair: H.E. Prof. Dr. Sorn Samnang, Academician, Full Member, Royal Academy of Cambodia, Senior Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia. 
Co-Chair: Prof. Sushmita Pandey, Chairman, National Monument Authority, India.

1. Rethinking of Buddhism in Southeast Asia – Most Ven. Dr. Phra Sakyavamsa Anilman Sakya, President, World Buddhist University, Thailand.

2. Buddhism in Cambodia – Dr. Mahesh Kumar Sharan, Former University Professor & Head, Post-Graduate Department of Ancient Indian and Asian Studies, Magadh University, Bodhgaya, India.

3. Buddhism in Indonesia – Dr. Lauw Acep, Director, Nalanda Buddhist College, Indonesia.

4. Buddhist Heritage Sites in Bangladesh: Gateway to Buddhist Tourism Circuit for South East Asian Countries – Prof. Bikiran Barua, Senior Vice President, Buddha Kristi Pracha Sangha, Bangladesh.

5. Theravada Buddhism and Its Social Roles in Laos– Most Ven. Dr. Damrong Phimmajak, Secretary General, Lao Buddhist Fellowship, Laos.

Session II: Buddhism and Social Development 

Chair: Prof. K.T.S. Sarao, Head, Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, India. 
Co-Chair: Prof. Anura Manatunga, Director, Centre for Heritage Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

1. Buddhism and the Development of the Cambodian Economy, Social Harmony and the Ideal Society: A Buddhist Perspective – Prof. Thoraxy Hing, PhD, Full Member of the Royal Academy of Cambodia, Professor of Economy.

2. Buddhism: Its Humanistic Foundations and Expansion to Southeast Asia - Umesh Chattopadhyaya, Former Professor of Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology, University of Allahabad, India.

3. The Buddhist Social Work Activities in the Contemporary Mongolian Society – Demberel Sukhbaatar,  Lecturer,  Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, National University of Mongolia.

4. Buddhist Economics and Sustainable Development in Cambodia – Heng Monychenda, Director, Buddhism for Development, Cambodia.

5. Buddhism and Community in Cambodia - Most Ven. Samdech, Dr. Chhoeng Bunchhea, Member of Supreme Sangha Judicial Council of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Deputy Director-General, General Directorate of National Buddhist Education, Cambodia.

6. Buddhism and Its Changing Paradigms in 21st  Century – Aditi Gupta, Scholar, JNU, India.

Session III: Buddhism, Peace and Education in Southeast Asia

Chair: Prof. Sujeet Ghosh, Chairman, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, India. 
Co-Chair: Dhammapandit Heng Monychenda, Director, Buddhism for Development, Cambodia. 

1. Buddhist Approach to Peace - Ven. Dr. Sok Bunthoeun, Chief, Section of Buddhist Higher Education, General Directorate of National Buddhist Education, Cambodia.

2. Buddhist Teachings on the Goal of Life - Dr. Uma Arya, Department of Sanskrit, University of Delhi, India.

3. A Study of Buddhist Education System in India and Cambodia - Prof. Bimalendra Kumar, Head, Department of Buddhist Studies, Banaras Hindu University, India.

4. Socio-economic and Political Evolution of Communities in Early Buddhism- Some Reflections from Pali Literature - Dr. D.C. Kirtiraj, Associate Professor, Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University Social Sciences Centre, Pune, India. 

5. Buddhism and Modern Women- Paramjeet Kaur, Research Scholar, University of Jammu, India.

Session V: Development of Buddhist Art in Southeast Asia and Others 

Chair: Dr. B.R. Mani, Director General, National Museum, New Delhi, India. 
Co-Chair: Prof. Lalit Gupta, Former Professor, Fine Arts College, University of Jammu, India. 

1. Emergence of Buddha Image in Cambodia and Impact of Sri Lanka, Prof. Prasanthi Naragoda, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 

2. Cambodian Influences in Architecture of Buddhist Monasteries of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka – Prof. Anura Manatunga, Director, Centre for Heritage Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 

3. Buddhism in Nagaseni Valley (Kishtwar) – Rajesh Sharma, Research Scholar Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Jammu. 

4. Buddhists and Hindus in late Colonial India: Redefining Politico-religious Categories - Dr. Bhuwan Kumar Jha, University of Delhi and Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. 

5. Development and spread of Buddhist Art in Southeast Asia: Dr. Vinay Kumar, Assistant Professor, Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Banaras Hindu University.

Session VI: Buddhism, Politics, and Spirituality 

Chair: Prof. Dr. Khy Sovarnarattana, Acting Rector of Preah Sihanoukraja Buddhist University, Personal Senior Advisor to the Great Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia. 
Co-Chair: Prof. Mahesh Kumar Sharan, Former Professor & Head, Post- Graduate Department of Ancient Indian and Asian Studies, Magadh University, Bodgaya, India. 

1. ‘Self’, ‘No-Self’ and the ‘Other’ in Politics of Identity: An Axiomatic Position from Buddhist Viewpoint- Dr. Sushma Trivedi, Associate Professor, Dept. of History, N.K.P.G. College, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India. 

2. “What Ails in Buddhist Education of Southeast Asia”– Prof. Amarjiva Lochan, President, SSEASR. 

3. Buddhism and Health Communication (A Study on References in the Buddhist Scriptures on Physical and Mental Health) – Dr. M. H. Thilakarathne Banda, Professor in Mass Communication, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 

4. Religion and Philosophy at the Dawn of Buddhism in India- Most Ven. Dr. Pategama Gnanarama, Founder of Buddhist and Pali College in Singapore. 

5. Pariyatti Education in Myanmar- Prof. Dr. Ashin Ketu, Head, Department of Pitaka Related Pali, State Pariyatti Sasana University, Yangon, Myanmar. 

6. Wicked Mara, a true opponent of Nirvana: A Critique – Professor Dr. N.C. Panda, ICCR Chair Visiting Professor of Sanskrit, Sanskrit Studies Centre, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

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