Date: 15 May 2016 (Sun)
Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue: The Buddhist Library, Auditorium
Fees: Free Entry by Registration Please email or call 9880 9640 to register

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A Panel discussion on how the Buddha Dhamma could be applied to improve modern society

  • Why is the modern development theory not working for the common good of humanity and can Buddhists contribute to making United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals work to uplift humanity?
  • What is Buddhist Economics and what does it say about development policy?
  • Methane gas emission is one of the biggest contributors to global warming – so can Buddhists follow the first precept and contribute to reducing the threat of global warming? – take part in this fascinating discussion
  • If you are a practicing Buddhist how would you treat your workers, work colleagues and particularly your maids and foreign workers? – some interesting points to ponder from a top Buddhist labour expert.


  • Dr Kalinga Seneviratne, Founder of Lotus Communication Network on “Mindful Communication for Sustainable Development – A Buddhist Approach to Development Communication”
  • Mr Ng Xin Zhao, Project Executive (Renewables &  Environment), Kong Meng San Phor Kark Monastery on “Become Vegetarian to Save the Earth – A Buddhist Approach to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions”
  • Mr Jayasri Priyalal, Director, Finance Section, UNI Global Asia- Pacific on “Showing Compassion to Precarious Workers – Buddhist Principles Towards Decent Jobs and Inclusive Growth”