Call for Paper/ Participation

Dhammadhara College of Languages, Dhammadipa Buddhism Center and The World Buddhist University (WBU) host the Fourth AEC Buddhist Conference on “Buddhist Education and its Contribution to the Society ” at the date, time, and location stated below. If you are a Buddhist academic from one of the ten ASEAN countries and/or involve in Buddhist activities, you are cordially invited to participate and/or present an academic paper. Please reserve your participation as early as possible by sending the attached registration form to Dr. Khin Ei Htun at E-mail: dbcmyanmar@gmail.com, phone 95-9-973649067, by the following deadlines:

  • 30 April 2017 Submission of topic and brief biography (100 words in one paragraph)
  • 31 May 2017 Submission of abstract (300 words)
  • 30 June 2017 Submission of full paper (3500 words)


Program
International Conference on
Buddhist Harmony in AEC:
Buddhist Education and Its Contribution to the Society
Hosted by Dhammadhara College of Languages, Dhammadipa Buddhism Center
and The World Buddhist University
Mandalay, Myanmar
6 August 2017

Rationale

Since the year 2015 all the ten ASEAN countries have come together and joined the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Within the AEC, Buddhists comprise of almost half of its 600 million people. Beside the AEC cooperation in social, economic, educational, and cultural aspects among the people, we believe that the harmony among Buddhists—with the different denomination of Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—in the AEC will contribute to peace in the region.

Recognizing the importance of Buddhist contribution to the ASEAN community, in the year 2014 The World Buddhist University (WBU) has started the first AEC Buddhist Conference in Pattaya, Thailand, to bring Buddhist scholars in Southeast Asia together at the dawn of AEC. In 2015 Than Hsiang Monastery and WBU hosted the second AEC Buddhist Conference in Penang, Malaysia. In 2016 Buddhism for Education of Cambodia and WBU hosted the third AEC Buddhist Conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

This year of 2017 Dhammadhara College of Languages, Dhammadipa Buddhism Center and WBU host the fourth AEC Buddhist Conference in Mandalay, Myanmar, on the topic of “Buddhist Harmony in AEC: Buddhist Education and its Contribution to the Society.” We hope to create an academic atmosphere for Buddhist scholars to discuss and exchange their ideas, as well as to create a specific network and cooperation among Buddhist scholars in AEC.

Objective

  • To recognize the importance of Buddhist contribution to the ASEAN community.
  • To provide a platform and create an academic atmosphere for Buddhist scholars to discuss and exchange their ideas.
  • To create a network and cooperation among Buddhist scholars in AEC and the international academia.

Target Group

200 participants—including Buddhist scholars from Asian countries, and staff from WBU, ITBMU, DCL, DBC and other academic institutions in Myanmar and from around the world.

Venue and Date

Hotel Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar.
Sunday 6 August 2017, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm.

Registration

Please register in advance for your participation in the conference by filling the attached form (at the last page) and send it to our office as early as possible. Those who present academic paper will be provided with room and board during the conference. Foreign participants will be met and picked up at the airport upon request.

Contact Us

Dhammadipa Buddhism Center
No.228, 32ndSt, B/T 83rd & 84thSt, Mandalay, Myanmar
Tel.95-9-973649067, 95-9-250094394
E-mail: dbcmyanmar@gmail.com

Dhammadipa Buddhism Center
No.228, 32ndSt, B/T 83rd & 84thSt, Mandalay, Myanmar
Tel.95-9-973649067, 95-9-250094394
E-mail: dbcmyanmar@gmail.com

Date:

Dear

INVITATION TO THE AEC INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST CONFERENCE

Greetings from Dhammadhara College of languages and Dhammdipa Buddhism Center!

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to deliver a paper at the ASEAN Economic International Buddhist Conference which will be held on Aug 6, 2017 in Mandalay, Myanmar.

The theme for this Conference is “Buddhist Education and its Contribution to the Society”. We anticipate the domestic and international audience of about 200 participants from the 10 ASEAN countries.

The objective of the conference is to provide an academic platform for Buddhist scholars to present their papers, discuss and exchange ideas in order to promote Buddhist harmony, peace, Social Work and Education within the ASEAN region.

The expenses incurred during the visit to Myanmar (i.e. accommodation, local transportation and meals) will be borne by DCL and DBC but flight expenses are to be borne by your goodself.

We appreciate if you can furnish us the proposed title of your paper with your brief biography in an essay (100 words) by April 30, 2017.

The abstract of your paper (300 words) should be submitted on or before May 31, 2017 and your full conference paper (3500 words) on or before June 30, 2017 via attached file through e-mail: dbcmyanmar@gmail.com. We look forward to your presence at the conference and your contribution will surely augment its success.

Sincerely with Metta,

Ven. Dr. Kumara
Chairman
Organizing Committee

Tentative Program

Saturday 5 August 2017

Morning & afternoon Airport pick up
If you want to be met and picked up at the Mandalay airport, please contact Dr. Aye Aye Khaing at E-mail: dbcmyanmar@gmail.com (phone 95-9-2033605, Fax 95-66-50623) and indicate your flight numbers, arrival and departure dates and time, and the airport. Please plan to arrive at and depart from the airport before 6.00 pm.
5.00 pm
Arrival of all the scholars and participants.
Check in at Hotel Mandalay, Mandalay.
6.30 pm
Welcome Dinner


Sunday 6 August 2017

8.00 am
Arrival of all the participants at the conference hall. Registration
8.45 – 9.00
Opening Ceremony
Report
Opening Address
Co-host Address
9.00 - 9.45
Keynote Speech 1
9.45 - 10.00
Coffee Break
10.00 -10.45
Keynote Speech 2
10.45 - 11.30
Paper Presentations (session I)
11.30 - 12.30
Lunch
12.30 - 2.30 pm
Paper Presentations (session II)
2.30 - 3.00
Coffee Break
3.00 - 4.30
Paper Presentations (session III)
4.30 - 5.00
Summary and Discussion
5.00 - 5.05
Closing Ceremony
6.30 – 7.30 pm
Dinner


Monday 7 August 2017

7.00 – 8.00 am
Breakfast
8.00 – 9.30
Cultural Trip (1)
9.30 – 11.30
Cultural Trip (2)
11.30 – 12.30 am
Lunch
12.30 – 2.30 pm
Cultural Trip (3)
2.30 – 5.00
Cultural Trip (4)
5.00 – 6.00
Travel back to hotel
7.00 – 8.00
Dinner


Tuesday 8 August2017

7.00 – 9.00 am
Breakfast & check out
9.00 – 12.00
Free time
12.00 noon
Departure


AEC International Buddhist Conference

ASEAN Economic Community International Buddhist Conference
on “Buddhist Education and its Contribution to the Society”
Organized by: Dhammdipa Buddhism Center (DBC)
Sponsored by: Dhammadhara College of Languages and Dhammadipa Buddhism Center Mandalay,
Myanmar, 6 Aug 2017

REGISTRATION FORM HERE


4th AEC INTERNATIONALBUDDHIST CONFERENCE

Organization Committee

  • Chairman = Dhammadara Ashin Kumara. [Dhammadara Waso Monastery]
  • Vice Chairman = Ven. Dr. Ashin Nadhinnyana
  • Secretary = Dr. Khin Maung Kyi

Finance Management

  • Prof. Dr. Lwin Lwin Than
  • Dr. San San Aye
  • Dr. Thin Thin Oo
  • Daw Ohn Mar Aung
  • Daw Phyu Phyu Htun

Auditors

  • Daw Ame Than
  • U Khin Zaw

Executive Members

  • Dr. Cho Cho Mon
  • Prof. Dr. Thwe
  • A.P. Dr. Mg Mg Lwin
  • Dr. Aye Aye Khaing
  • U Soe Aung
  • U Phyu
  • U Thiha
  • Dr. Thidar Htun
  • Dr. Mie Mie Htwe
  • Dr. Tin Htar

Decoration

  • Prof. Dr. Thwe
  • Daw Moe Thuzar Swe
  • U Thaung Win
  • U Khin Maung Htwe

Information

  • Dr. Aye Aye Khaing
  • Dr. Myat Mon Aye
  • Dr. Hnin Su Khaing
  • Ma Zin Wai Htun
  • Ko Thet
  • Dr. Thuzar Phyu

Registration and Logistics

  • Dr. Thin Thin Oo
  • Dr. Aye Aye Myint
  • Dr. Thidar Htun

Sub-Committee

Academic

  • Prof. Dr. Nodhinyana and teachers from ITBMU

Communication

  • Dr. Khin Maung Kyi
  • Dr. Khin Ei Htun(Conference co-ordinartor)
  • Dr. Aye Aye Khaing(Conference co-ordinartor)
  • Daw Mi Mi Maw

Transportation Management

  • U Phyu
  • U Soe Aung
  • Daw Mi Mi Maw

Airport Transportation and Welcome Reception

  • Dr. Khin Ei Htun
  • Dr. Aye Aye Khaing
  • Dr. Thin Thin Oo
  • Dr. Thidar Htun

Feed Reception

  • Dr. Cho Cho Mar
  • Daw Phyu Phyu Htun
  • Daw Nan Aye Thant
  • Daw Than Than Sein
  • Daw Sandar Win

Contact us

Dr. Khin Maung Kyi

09-250094394

Dr. Cho Cho Mar

09-441004138

Dr. Khin Ei Ei Tun

09-973649067

Dr. Thin Thin Oo

09-2173652

Dr. Thwe

09-2002747

Daw Phyu Phyu Tun

09-91002156