Shih Chao-hwei, a professor of religion at Hsuan Chuang University in Hsinchu, is the chairperson of the INEB organizing committee for the conference. She and Sulak Sivaraksa, a cofounder of the INEB, will jointly present a keynote speech on "Kukkha and Its Cause" in the session tomorrow.
Tomorrow and Sunday the delegates will discuss topics ranging from the perpetuation of suffering, Buddhism and consumerism and socially engaged Buddhism to spiritually engaged Buddhism and Dana: Social welfare or social transformation.
From Monday to Thursday the delegates will visit major Buddhist establishments around the country, including Dharma Drum Mountain, Hsuan Chuang University, Fo Guang Shan, Tzu Chi Buddhist Hospital and the Museum of World Religions.
The INEB was founded in 1989 by a group of Buddhist thinkers and social activists in Thailand. It focuses on peace, human rights, gender issues, spirituality-based development and interfaith dialogue.