Global Buddhist Congress 2011 November 28-30

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Global Buddhist Congress 2011 November 28-30

Post by phantom59 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:50 am

Event : Global Buddhist Congress 2011
Date : November 28-30
Venue : Convention Hall, Ashok Hotel, New Delhi, India
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Organizer : Ashoka Mission
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Schedule :
09:30--09:35 am Prayer (Pali Tradition)
09:35--09:40 am Prayer (Sanskrit Tradition)
09:40--12:30 am Addresses by eminent guests
01:30--02:30 pm Speaker luncheon meeting (The Park hotel)
03:00--05:30 pm Floral offerings at Rajghat, Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi
06:00--07:00 pm Speaker meeting (Regency Hall, Lower Floor, Lalit Hotel)
07:30—9:30 pm Dinner & Cultural Show

Monday, 28 November 2011:
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MORNING PROGRAMME: Crystal Ballroom, Lalit Hotel
09:00--11:00 am Preservation and Development of Buddhism (I)
Venue : Lower Floor Conference Room
09:00--10:30 am Buddhism & Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression & Alienation
10:30--11:00 am Buddhism & Mental Health: Panel, Q & A
11.00--12:00 am Break/Lunch for Theravada Sangha
Venue : Crystal Ballroom
12.00--01:30 pm Preservation and Development of Buddhism (II)
01:30--02:30 pm Lunch (General)

Venue : Crystal Ballroom, Lalit Hotel
02:30--04:00 pm Ethics and Values: Continuity & Context
04:00--04:30 pm Ethics and Values, Panel, Q & A
04:30--05:00 pm Tea break
05:00 to 06:30 pm Preservation and Development of Buddhism (III)

Venue : Regency Hall, Lower Floor
04:30--06:00 pm Livelihood and Development : Buddhism in a Fast Changing World
06:00--06:30 pm Livelihood and Development: Panel, Q & A

08:00—9:30 pm Dinner at Asoka Mission, Mehrauli, South Delhi

Envoiroment and the natural World : A Buddhist Response
Venue: The Park Hotel,
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Venue : Mantra Hall, The Park Hotel

09:30--11:00 am Presentation session
11:00--11:30 am Break
11:30--01:00 pm Presentation session
01:00—02:00 Lunch


Venue : Mantra Hall, The Park Hotel
02:00--04:20 pm Presentation session
04:20--04:35 pm Break
04:35--06:00 pm Panel, Q & A, Communique, Vote of Thanks

29 November 2011: Tuesday
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09:00--11:00 am (Crystal Ballroom I)
COLLECTIVE WISDOM: Special Conclave to share conditions, opportunities and threats faced by dharma practitioners in respective countries and regions (by invitation only)

09:00--10:30 am (Crystal Ballroom II) Politics and Society : Engaged Buddhism
10:30--11:00 am (Crystal Ballroom II) Politics and Society, Panel, Q & A
11.00--12:00 am Break/Lunch for Theravada Sangha
12.00--01:30 pm Conflict and Violence (I) : A Buddhist Response
01:30--02:30 pm Lunch (General)

02:30--04:00 pm Conflict and Violence (II): A Buddhist Response
04:00--04:30 pm Break
04:30--05:30 pm Conflict and Violence : Panel, Q & A

Lower Floor Conference Room
04:30--06:00 pm Women and Buddhism, Panel Discussion, Q & A
06:00—06:30 pm Break
Venue : Crystal Ballroom

05:30—06:30 pm Preservation and Development of Buddhism, Panel, Q & A
Science and Technology : A Buddhist Perspective
Venue: The Park Hotel


10:30--11:10 am Presentation session
11:10--11:30 am Break
11:30--12:30 pm Presentation session
12:30--12:45 pm Break
12:45--02:00 pm PANEL, Q & A, Communique, Vote of Thanks
02:00--03:00 pm Lunch

30 November 2011: Wednesday

All Faith Prayer meet, Dhamma Yatra march & Planting of Bodhi Tree Saplings

09: 00 AM - 11:00 AM All-faith prayer meets at Gandhi Smriti
Representatives of all religions from India as well as all 800 delegates, observers and eminent invitees to the Global Buddhist Congregation (GBC) will participate in the all- faith prayer meet at Gandhi Smriti. Arrangements will be made for its live TV and Web broadcast.
11:00 AM Start of March from GANDHI SMRITI
12:00 PM Arrival at Nehru Park, Chankyapuri
(Total distance of march- 3 km)

12:00 to 1:00 PM Planting of Bodhi Tree saplings
Three Bodhi tree saplings from Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) Bodghaya and Sravasti will be taken in procession from Gandhi Smirti to Nehru Park and planted in the presence of supreme religious patriarchs and state leaders. The Dhamma Sangam will be a new landmark on the map of New Delhi.

It may be noted that in the mid 1960s a sapling from the Bodhi tree at Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka was brought by the then Sri Lankan PM Sh. Bhandaranayaka. It was planted by the late PM of India, Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastrij, at Buddha Jayanti Park in New Delhi. This event would thus be the first of its kind in more than 50 years. It will symbolize the spirit of friendship, common heritage, and cultural bond and shared future, not only in the Indian sub-continent but throughout the entire Buddhist world.

03:30 onwards Valedictory and concluding session

*Program Schedule is subject to amendments

Global Buddhist Congress 2011 :
To celebrate the 2600th year of Sambodhiprapti (enlightenment of the Buddha), over 800 world Buddhist leaders and scholars are going to have brain-storming sessions in New Delhi from Nov 27 to 30, under the umbrella theme - 'Collective Wisdom, United Voice'. Organised by Ashoka Mission, New Delhi, the congregation will be aptly known as Global Buddhist Congress. Since India has been the birth place of Buddhism, the congregation is being organised at an international level to highlight the contribution of Buddhism in world peace so that progress and social development take place unhampered in a cordial and peaceful manner.Representing 32 countries, the delegates have set the objective of finding out newer ways and means to examine the capacity and the resilience of Buddhism to engage itself and be useful in giving a more peaceful and progressive world. And hence the topics to be discussed include conflicts and violence, social disparity, environmental degradation, the role of ethics and values, besides seeking novel ways to make Buddhism play a more effective role in evoking the conscience of the people in the trouble-hit regions of the planet we live in.

Besides all-faith prayer meetings, a 'dhamma yatra' will end with the planting of saplings from the sacred Boddhi trees from sacred locations like Bodh Gaya, Sarnath and Sri Lanka.A Buddhist cultural heritage festival (Sambodh) will highlight the richness and the beauty of the cultural "assets" of various nations and how they can be used as cementing bonds between the countries. Focus will also be on how to locate and preserve the priceless Buddhist artifacts and monuments all over the country and elsewhere, where they remain neglected and in pretty bad shape. ... 73668.aspx" onclick=";return false;

A multi-disciplinary festival of Buddhist arts and culture will bring to the capital performances and art from across Asia Nov 28-Dec 1.The festival spread across several venues like Azad Bhawan, Kamani theatre, Dilli Haat and public spaces will host performance troupes and screen Buddhist cinema from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Japan, Cambodia, Korea, Bhutan, Ladakh, Shillong, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, a statement said Thursday.
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