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: email@example.com, phone 95-9-973649067, by the following deadlines:
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your presence at the conference and your contribution will surely augment its success.
Sincerely with Metta,
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
Dr. Khin Maung Kyi
Dr. Cho Cho Mar
Dr. Khin Ei Ei Tun
Dr. Thin Thin Oo
Daw Phyu Phyu Tun