One day forum to explore Buddhism's adaptation to the 21st Century

The Buddhist Channel, August 16, 2013

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia -- The Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF) will be organizing a one day forum entitled "Adapting Buddhism to the 21st Century", The event is organized in memory of the late Ven Dr K Sri Dhammananda, commemorating his legacy as a far sighted monk.

The forum will be held at Hall 3, Level 1 of the Graduate Centre, Sunway University on August 31, 2013. Programme will feature talks from renowned Dharma teachers, scholars and practitioners from the United States, Singapore and Malaysia.

Among the venerable and lay speakers are Ven. Mahinda, Ven. Sing Kan, Dr Brooke Schedneck, Datuk Dr Victor Wee, Yap Ching Wi, Dr. Lim Tuck Meng, Tan Huat Chye and Lim Kooi Fong.

This forum invite participants to explore issues of balancing modernity and tradition, with a keynote address by Dr Brooke Schedneck showcasing a case study of Thailand, Burma and Cambodia. It will also discuss whether tradition is an obstacle or enabler of Buddhist growth. A panel discussion will cap off the day's programme by discussing new approaches to revitalize Buddhism.

A key event at the forum will the launching of the book "One Dharma: Many Buddhist Traditions - A Festschrift in Memory of K. Sri Dhammananda Maha Thera (1919 - 2006)". Edited and compiled by Benny Liow, the book is a compilation of articles written by students of the late venerable.

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If you go:

Forum: Adapting Buddhism to the 21st Century
Hall 3, Level 1 of the Graduate Centre, Sunway University
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
August 31, 2013

Special note to participants driving to the forum's venue:

Due to on-going expansion works, car parking bays on campus are limited. Visitors are advised to park vehicle at Sunway Pyramid, Entry C, Blue Zone and enjoy a scenic 6-minute walk to Sunway campus via the Canopy Walk which is located near the entrance to Sunway Lagoon.

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