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March 30th Bangkok 'In the Shadow of the Buddha' book launch details

Saturday 30th March 2013
13.00 – 16.00 p.m. Auditorium Room, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
English-Thai translation by Lapapan Suppamantra

Book Launching and Public Lecture

IN THE SHADOW OF THE BUDDHA
Secret Journeys, Sacred Histories, and Spiritual Discovery in Tibet

Programme
13.00-13.30 Registration
Refreshments will be available through the meeting.

13.30-13.35 Welcome by Wallapa van Willenswaard, Manager of Suan Nguen Mee social enterprise.

13.35-13.40 Introduction of Matteo Pistono by Hans van Willenswaard, Project Director of School for Wellbeing Studies and Research

Book launching In the Shadow of the Buddha: Secret Journeys, Sacred Histories, and Spiritual Discovery in Tibet in Thai translation

13.40-14.40 Public Lecture IN THE SHADOW OF THE BUDDHA by Matteo Pistono

14.40-15.40 Dialogue with the author moderated by Veenarat Laohapakakul
15.40-16.00 Questions & Answers

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Thai Edition of In the Shadow of the Buddha to be released March 2013

The Thai translation of "In the Shadow of the Buddha" will be released in Bangkok in late March. I am honored to have Arjan Sulak Sivaraksa's preface for the Thai edition, published by Suan Spirit .

There will be two book events in Bangkok; the first at The Siam Society on March 24, 2013 with Arjan Sulak and the second on March 30. Details for both events will be announced soon. I look forward  Read More 
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TIBET: BALANCING A SPIRITUAL QUEST WITH A STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION

A deep bow and thanks to Professor Predrag Cicovacki, and Evan and Susan Piercy for hosting me at Holy Cross College. We had a full house in the beautiful Rehm Library and the students in the philosophy department and the Peace and Reconciliation Program asked exceptional questions.

I was also honored to receive a signed copy of Professor Cicovacki's "Albert Schweitzer's Ethical Vision A Sourcebook" and to discuss deeply about Schweitzer's life and philosophy, which were indeed one in the same. Prof. Cicovacki writes "Schweitzer argues that the material aspect of our civilization has become far more important than its spiritual counterpart. Even organized religion has put itself in the service of politics and economy, thereby losing its vitality and moral authority."  Read More 
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