Marian event features Buddhist Monk

Fond du Lac Reporter, October 9, 2006

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (USA) -- Ajahn David Chutiko, a Thai Forest Monk of the Theravada Tradition of the Buddhist religion, will speak about peace at Marian College and give a presentation at the Fond du Lac Center for Spirituality and Healing.

The Buddha's teaching of the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path will be discussed, including how they can be applied to the War on Terror, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the military coup in Thailand.

  • The Marian event is part of a Sandwiches with Substance presentation at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, in room 212–213 of Marian College's Stayer Center, 45 S. National Ave.
  • The Center will host Chutiko at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, at 74 S. Main St., Suite 301. The public is invited to this free event.

Chutiko resides and teaches meditation and Dharma at the Great Wisdom Center in Westford, Mass., which he co-founded. He is also a permanent guest teacher at the Massachusetts Buddhist Association Center in Lexington and the Sri Lankan Community of Boston at Babson College.

For the past two years he has been conducting inmate classes at the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass.