WBU Forum Feb. 2011

Sunday Forum

Will be held at the meeting room, World Buddhist University 3rd floor, WFB Headquarter Building in Benjasiri Park Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok (Close to Prompong BTS station)

Sunday February 6, 2011

10.00 – 12.00 :

Topic : Satipattana Sutra

With David Holmes

You are all welcome to join the program, Free of charge. No Tickets or reservations required seat arrangement. 40 seats will be provided on the first come first serve basis.

About the speaker

Former lecturer for Chulalongkorn University in the Faculty of Arts in the English Department from 1992 to 2002, who was born in Canada in 1940 in Winnipeg Manitoba, and following secondary education attended McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario where he did a degree in Honours Philosophy, graduating 1993, prior to moving on to Europe, where he proceeded to follow studies in Philosophy and Literature at Ludwing Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, until in 1996, when he was offered a teaching post at the University of Maryland’s, Munich Campus, where for the next twenty-five years, he lectured in English Composition and Literature, American Literature, World Literature, American Intellectual History with a specialization in Poetry and Poetics and Creative Writing.

Between 1986 and 1992 he travelled yearly from Germany to Kandy, Sri Lanka where he received instruction and training in Buddhist study and practice from The Venerable Nyanaponika Maha Thera and Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi at the Forest Hermitage located in the Ancient Royal Forest Reserve up in the mountains above the town of Kandy and not far from Peradenyia University, where he also received warm and friendly advice from Prof. Lily de Silva, and kind training from the Venerable Ampitiyta Sri Rahula, who also invited our speaker to stay in the newly founded, Forest Solitude Hermitage, nearby, in the mountains, as a layman wearing white, to learn the routine of monastic practice with a model teacher in suitable surroundings.

From 1986 to today Ajarn David has been associated with the Buddhist Publication Society (BPS) in Kandy, (which was founded by the Venerable Nyanaponika in 1958 for dissemination of the Dhamma in the English language, following out the mission of the Venerable Nyanatiloka) and he is familiar with most of the tests which the BPS has printed and distributed to more than ninety-two countries in the world as one of the major publishers of translations and commentaries on the classical Pali tests produced in English in the world today.

Location :

Meeting Room, the World Buddhist University, 3rd floor, WFB Headquarters Bldg., in Benjasiri Park, Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok, Time : 12.00-13.30 pm. All are welcome to join the programme free of charge. For more information, please call 02-258-0369 to -0373, fax 02-258-0372, or see http://www.worldbuddhistuniversity.com

The WBU shares the same building with the WFB (World Fellowship of Buddhists), and can be found by our maps below. It is on the third floor. The WBU is open most office hours, and the building can be entered from the rear of the building from the Soi. The front gate that faces the park is generally locked, but there is access to walk through to the rear.

2 replies on “WBU Forum Feb. 2011”

    1. I was wondering that also. It used to be 12 – 1:30, but according to the announcement there it has changed. Although judging by the terrible spelling/formatting mistakes I corrected already from the original announcement, I’d guess that it will be at the regular time. But you will have to call the university to be sure: http://littlebang.org/retreats/wbu/

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