On July 16, 2007, CRCS will hold discussion titled ?Reform Movement in Thai Buddhism?. The key speaker will be Dr. Tavivat Puntarigvivat and the respondent will be Dr. John Raines. Dr. Tzuivat Puntigravivat is professor in the Humanities Department at Mahidol University in Thailand and was head of its Comparative Religion graduate program from 1995 to 1997. His lectures and essays on social ethics from cross-cultural and Buddhist perspectives reflect his first-hand experiences as a bhikkhu in the Thai Theravada tradition. Dr. John Raines is professor of religion at Temple University. His area of expertise is Religion and Society. In this discussion, Dr Raines will be respondent from Christian perspective.
The discussion will be held in Graduate School Building, Gadjah Mada University, room 306, at 01.00.P.M.
To know more about Dr. Tavivat Puntarigvivat and his papers, you can search here http://www.crosscurrents.org/buddhistethics2 views