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Program & Detail: Embracing Society with Love and Compassion

Conference and Seminar on
“Embracing Society with Love and Compassion”
Room 105 Mahachulalongkorn Building
Chulalongkorn University
8-9 August 2009
Organized by the Thousand Stars Foundation and Center for Ethics of Science and Technology, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

The Thousand Stars Foundation has organized several conferences and seminars on Buddhism, spirituality, science and Tibetan/Himalayan studies since 2004. The purpose of such conferences is to enhance dialogues among academics, writers, thinkers, practitioners and general public. This year the Foundation is pleased to organize a conference “Embracing Society with Love and Compassion” to urge society to realize the importance of cultivating love and compassion, which will lead to inner peace, world peace and ultimate happiness.

Saturday 8 August 2009

8.15 Registration

9.00 Opening ceremony
Dr. Prapod Assavavirulhakarn, Dean, Faculty of
Arts, Chualongkorn University

9.15 Candle lighting and prayers for peace, love and

9.30 Keynote adddress “Embracing Society with Love and
Venerable Dr. Anil Shakya (Assistant to Secretary of
His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch, Wat

10.45 Tea break

11.00 Panel on “Teaching Love and Compassion to the
Dr. Sorrayut Ratanapojanart (Contemplative
Education Center, Mahidol University)
Dr. Soraj Hongladarom (Center for Ethics of
Science and Technology/Department of
Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Tara Great Stupa…The Star of Peace Journey, Year 3

14.00 Special talk on the work for love and compassion
Atcharaphan Phaiboonsuwan (actress)
Moderator: Dr. Siriporn Phakdeephasuk
(Department of Thai, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn

15.15 Refreshments and snacks

15.45-17.00 Buddhism and Science
Dr. Wutthipong Priebchariyawat (Millennium

Sunday 9 August 2009

9.00 Candle lighting and prayers for peace, love and
Everyone is invited to recite “Tara mantra” for
love and happiness together.

9.30 Panel on “Creative media and the cultivation of
love and compassion”
Dr. Duangkamol Chartprasert (Faculty of
Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University)
Kanjariya Sukrung (Bangkok Post)
Somrit Luechai (Dharma in Your Heart, Channel

11.00 Tea break

11.15 Food and love
Sommai Jaijong (Maikhaidee Restaurant)

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Tibetan medicine
Dr. Tsedor Nyarongsha (Nyarongsha Medical
Institute, Lhasa)

14.30 Mantra, winds and love
Saran Suebsantiwong (Silpakorn
University/opera singer/founder of NUNI

15.15 Refreshments and snacks

15.45-17.00 Panel “Spirituality in Modern World”
Jitt Tanthasathian (Plum Village, Thailand)
Dr. Krisadawan Hongladarom (Thousand Stars
Kanokwan Kanokwanawong (Waves of
Thoughts, FM 96.5)

Moderator: Dr. Thatri Taifapool (Faculty of Journalism, Thammasat University)

Conference Language

No registration fees. Please make a reservation by 25 July 2009. Email Mobile: 0869775867 Phone/fax: 025285308

Conference Fair
We will have food, books, CDs, Tibetan/Himalayan goods and creative products inspired by Tibetan Buddhist arts on sale. The proceeds after costs support the Foundation’s activities.

Requests for Contributions and Volunteers:
1. As there are no registration fees, any supports for refreshments and snacks will be appreciated.
2. Simultaneous translators are welcome so that our international friends can also participate actively in the conference.
3. Anyone would like to have an experience of working with Thousand Stars staff can volunteer to be part of the organizing team – helping with time keeping, preparing hand outs, receiving guests, registering, giving technical supports and taking care of everyone at the conference.

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