By invitation only
An Invitation to Dhamma friends
BYN Dialogue Series #7
Buddhist Leadership to Alleviate Suffering
As Buddhist youths, we have many opportunities to lead our peers in learning the Dharma. What else can you do with your leadership skills? Let Dr Ariyaratne, a Ghandi Peace Prize Holder inspire you on how Buddhist leadership change lives at the global level through integrated humanitarian work.
7.30pm Tue 16 June 2015
Level 5 Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre
20 Lorong 27A Geylang S388112
(formerly known as Cheng Beng Buddhist Centre)
Invitation/Registration: email to [email protected] with name & youth group affiliation (if applicable)
Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne founded the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, a bottom-up development process to empower communities based on the Buddha’s Teachings for sustainable development and peace in Sri Lanka in 1958. Saravodaya is a theory and practice to awaken at six levels : Human Personality, Family, Village Community, Urban Community, National and World or Universal. Today Sarvodaya is the greatest peace force in Sri Lanka active in 15,000 villages. Sarvodaya was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Social Entrepreneur by World Economic Forum. Dr Ari also trained Buddhist monks in community services with the late Ven. Pandit Henpitagegera Gnanasiha. There are Sarvodaya incorporated bodies in USA, UK, Japan, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Nepal, India and Pakistan. Today, Dr. Ari speaks on development, interfaith, and Buddhist economics globally.