Announcement of the Sixth World Youth Buddhist Symposium

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January 6, 2016

Peace has been a long cherished dream for all sentient beings.

Looking back, we find ourselves constantly ravaged by countless wars triggered by fightings for resources, wealth, power or ideology, from which not only ourselves, but all beings tasted the bitterness when trapped in hatred.

Today the way to peace is more challenging: the blue planet is overshadowed by terrorist attacks, the sighs of displaced refugees, the threat of WMD (weapons of mass destruction), slaughter of animals and the restless competition and afflictions among human beings. The light of peace is dimed with disheartening tears.

Various options have been made to quell the fights such as violent defence, non-violence appeals or loving redemption. Maybe, this time, we can try to awaken ourselves once empowered with compassion.

Every reflection on the wellbeing of all lives matters. The Sixth World Youth Buddhist Symposium will start a journey of exploration towards peace. Great masters and young talents are invited to explore THE WAY OF PEACE transcending the divisions of race, nationality, faith and research field. Three sessions are established, through which Buddhist views and practices related to peace will be elaborated respectively from the perspective of Theravada Buddhism, Han Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism.

I. About the Event

Event Name: The Sixth World Youth Buddhist Symposium
Symposium Theme: The Way of Peace
Sub-themes:
  1. The Philosophy of Peace in Theravada Buddhism
  2. The Philosophy of Peace in Han Buddhism
  3. The Philosophy of Peace in Tibetan Buddhism
Organisers: Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University of Thailand
(Chiang Mai Campus)
World Youth Buddhist Society
Co-organisers: The Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education of HKIED
The Centre for the Study of Chan Buddhism and Human
Civilization of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Buddhist Society of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Date: July 12-15, 2016 (4 days)
Place: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Guests: Renowned principals, professors and experts from key
universities and well-known religious figures both at home and
abroad to be invited for panel discussion and speeches.

 

II. ELIGIBILITY

All religions welcome, especially those who are interested in traditional culture and Buddhism:

  1. Students from junior college education and levels above; or
  2. Young scholars and researchers; or
  3. Principals of any religious or traditional cultural institutions.

III. CALL FOR PAPERS

The organisers will collect and edit symposium presentations for publication. Please be noted that the following requirements, submission and procedures should be observed if you want to submit for publication.

  1. About the awards: First Prize (3 persons), Second Prize (6 persons), Third Prize (10 persons), Memorial Award (20 persons). Please be noted that all the rewarded essays will be collected into the Symposium Essay Collections or recommended to any relevant platform.)
  2. Requirements: Your essay for reward is supposed to keep the symposium theme of THE WAY OF PEACE.
  3. Format: You need to conform your essay to APA format for submission.
  4. Word Count: A full essay of 1000-3000 words is required.
  5. Closing Date: April 6, 2016
  6. Submission: Please send your essay together with any relative documents via email wybs.hk@gmail.com (NOTE: Duplicate submission is not acceptable and we will not accept any articles which have already been published) .

IV. SYMPOSIUM NOTES

  1. The schedule of this symposium includes: Interfaith Dialogue, Keynote Speech, WeSpeak, Meditation Practice, Free Talk, Visiting and life liberation etc. Continuing the spirit of “Open, Inclusive, Truth seeking and Altruistic” of the previous symposia, it will surge wisdom and broaden the mind to contribute for world peace and deliver kind wishes.
  2. Meals & accommodation and any paper handling expenditure are sponsored by the organisers ONLY for the participant in person during the symposium.
  3. All admitted participants will be charged a non-refundable registration fees of RMB 300. Any students who have financial difficulties can apply for the fee waiver.
  4. The organisers reserve all the rights to hold the Sixth World Youth Buddhist Symposium.

V. REGISTRATION

  1. Please click REGISTRATION HERE for online registration on http://www.wybuddhist.com/
  2. Registration is from January 6, 2016 —April 6, 2016.
  3. The organisers will send you the Admission Notice to confirm your admission for attending the symposium.
  4. Contact us:
Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan: Ms Tong | +852 67187073
Overseas: Ms Jiang | 86 15983738491
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wybs2011
Official website: www.wybuddhist.com
Email: wybs@wybuddhist.com

 

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Announced by:
Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University of Thailand (Chiang Mai Campus)
World Youth Buddhist Society

ANNOUCEMENT: REGISTRATION OPEN FOR OUR NEW ONLINE DHARMA COURSE

Dear Dharma Friends,

We are pleased to announce that in the Spring of 2016, Wisdom & Compassion Dharma University will launch an online Dharma course taught entirely in English by respected Dharma teachers from Larung Gar Buddhist Academy. With great joy, we welcome you to join us in this opportunity to engage in a systematic approach to the study and practice of the Dharma.

The course content will be arranged in three modules: theoretical learning, meditation guidance and Dharma discussion.

  • The module on theoretical learning will closely follow lectures given by Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche and will include his teachings on a series of sutras and shastras, such as the Heart Sutra, The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva by Gyalsé Tokmé Zangpo, A Letter to a Friend by Nagarjuna and so on, with new material being made available to students of the course once every two weeks.
  • The module on meditation guidance, will begin with an examination of mindfulness meditation and Bodhicitta practice, guided by the teachings on the cultivation of Bodhicitta given by Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche, with new material made available once every week.
  • The Discussion module will offer an opportunity to more deeply examine the meaning of the Dharma teachings given in the other two modules. This will include special consideration of some of the vocabulary unique to an understanding of Dharma concepts, which will be arranged once every two weeks.

If you are interested to join us, please fill out the registration and questionnaire form through the following link. Your answers will help us to understand how best to set up this course so that it can bring the greatest benefit. Please be sure to include information on your scheduling preferences, so that we can do our best to arrange the course in such a way that it is as convenient as possible for those who would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Click here to register

We will keep you informed with updates, when time and dates have been determined. If you have any question, please email to chuanmniglr@hotmail.com, we’ll respond to you as quickly as we can.

May everything always be auspicious with you!
Happy New Year!
Sincerely,

The English Translation Group at Larung Gar
Under the Direction of Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche

Upcoming Teaching: Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche Will Be Giving A Live Dharma Teaching on September 12th

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September 12th, 2015 (Saturday) at 8 PM (China Standard Time UTC+08:00), Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche will be giving a live dharma teaching titled Buddhist Meditation: Build a Better World, for dharma friends across the world with English translation available.

Please go to http://www.khenposodargye.org/live/ to access the live streaming

Upcoming Teaching: Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche Will Give the 7th Overseas Live Dharma Teaching on May 16th

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May 16th, 2015 (Saturday) at 8 PM (China Standard Time UTC+08:00), Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche will be giving an 80-minute live dharma teaching titled Uncover Yourself through Vajrasattva Purification: The Liturgy of The Wish-fulfilling Jewel, for dharma friends across the world with English translation available.

In the following session, at 9:30 PM, another one-hour teaching on Vajrasattva practice will be given in Tibetan by Rinpoche, titled How to Purify your Mind.

Please go to http://www.khenposodargye.org/live/ to access the live streaming

Restart Announcement of the Fifth World Youth Buddhist Symposium

Restart Announcement of
The Fifth World Youth Buddhist Symposium

Good news! With the most friendly support from Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University of Thailand, we are pleased to have a wonderful opportunity to restart the Fifth World Youth Buddhist Symposium which has been postponed. This August, we are going to gather together in beautiful Chiangmai, an ancient capital and culturally significant city full of roses located in Northern Thailand to share the wisdom scent

Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (Thai: :มหาวิทยาลัยมหาจุฬาลงกรณราชวิทยาลัย) is a major institute of Buddhist Higher Education in the world. It was founded by His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) more than hundred years ago.

The Fifth World Youth Buddhist Symposium will be jointly organized by Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (Chiangmai Campus), the Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education HKIED and World Youth Buddhist Society, and co-organized by the Buddhist Society of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The important updated information is as below:

Date:   1 – 4 August 2015 (4 days)
Place: Chiangmai, Thailand
Closing Date of Registration: 31 May 2015

Please register this event ASAP and cherish the valuable opportunity of meeting with Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche in Thailand.

Please refer to the following updated information of the Fifth World Youth Buddhist Symposium:

 

The Fifth World Youth Buddhist Symposium

Theme: Ultimate Concern

1 – 4 August 2015, Thailand

Ever since ancient times, human beings have been constantly exploring life’s origination and ending, and seeking the meaning of life and death beyond worldly life. From the basic questions like why we were born or if there is another world after death, each of these concerns is heading the development of the human civilized society, caring human’s confusion and anxiety over life and death, and giving expectation for the suffering.

In this regards, we are pleased to announce the Fifth World Youth Buddhist Symposium will be held on the theme of “Ultimate Concern” and three sub-themes namely “Spiritual Well-being”, “Life and Death” and “Tibetan Buddhism Tradition” in August 2015 in the Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University in Thailand, where people can get together to think and talk about questions over life and death. Following the success of the previous four symposiums, we sincerely hope that this symposium would serve as a friendly and harmonious platform among Buddhist Community, other religious and the academia for their thorough exchange, in order to create a happy and harmonious environment for the mankind.

EVENT

Event Name  The Fifth World Youth Buddhist Symposium
Theme  Ultimate Concern
Organizers  Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Thailand
The Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education of HKIEDWorld Youth Buddhist Society
Co-organizer  The Buddhist Society of Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Date  1 – 4 August 2015 (4 days)
Place  Chiangmai, Thailand
Guests  Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche and other renowned principals,
professors and experts from key universities and well-known
religious figures both at home and abroad to be invited for paneldiscussion and speeches.

 

ELIGIBILITY

All religions welcome, especially those who are interested in traditional culture and Buddhism:

  • Students from junior college education and levels above; or
  • Young scholars and researchers; or
  • Principals of any religious or traditional cultural institutions.

Seats are limited so early registration is preferable.

CALL FOR ESSAYS

The organizers will collect and edit symposium presentations for publication. Please be noted that the following requirements, submission and procedures should be observed if you want to submit for publication.

  • About the awards: First Prize (3 persons), Second Prize (6 persons), Third Prize (10 persons), Memorial Award (20 persons).
    (NOTE: All the rewarded essays will be collected into the Symposium Essay Collections or recommended to any relevant platform.)
  • Requirements: Your essay for reward is supposed to keep the symposium theme of “Ultimate Concern” and relevant to either of the three sub-themes of “Spiritual Well-being”, “Life and Death” and “Tibetan Buddhism Tradition”.
  • Format: You need to conform your essay to APA format for submission.
  • Word Count: A full essay of 1000-3000 words is required.
  • Closing Date: 31 May 2015
  • Submission: Please send your essay together with any relative documents via email wybs.hk@gmail.com.
    (NOTE: Duplicate submission is not acceptable and we will not accept any articles which have already been published.)

SYMPOSIUM NOTES

  • The schedule of this symposium includes: Interfaith Dialogue, Keynote Speech, Micro-speech, Hot Topic Discussion, Meditation Practice, Free Talks, Visiting etc. Following the spirit of “Open, Inclusive, Truth seeking and Altruistic” of previous symposiums, this symposium aims to provide more opportunities for the participants to present their intelligence and learn from others’ advantages. We believe you will find this symposium a very rewarding one!
  • Meals & accommodation and any paper handling expenditure are sponsored by the organizers ONLY for the participant in person during the symposium.
  • All admitted participants will be charged a non-refundable registration fees of RMB 300/HK$ 400. Any students who are unable to afford the fees can apply for the fee waiver.
  • The organizers reserve all the rights to hold the Fifth World Youth Buddhist Symposium.

REGISTRATION

  • Please click Registration Form for online registration.
  • Registration is closing by 31 May 2015.
  • The organizers will send you the Admission Notice to confirm your admission for attending the symposium.

CONTACT US

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan:  Ms Tong / +852-67187073
Overseas:                                       Ms Jiang / +86-15983738491
Facebook:                                      www.facebook.com/wybuddhist
Official website:                            www.wybuddhist.com
Email:                                            wybs@wybuddhist.com

Announced by:
Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University chiangmai campus , Thailand
The Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education HKIED
The Buddhist Society of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
World Youth Buddhist Society

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