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Phe Bach, Ph.D., is a chemistry teacher at Mira Loma High in Sacramento,  is a mindfulness practitioner and educator. He has been teaching Mindful Leadership and Mindfulness to educators in California since 2014. Dr. Bach teaches teacher preparation programs. He has been a Professional Development Presenter with the Instructional Leadership Corps—a collaboration  between California Teachers Association, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) and the National Board Resource Center at Stanford University (NBRC)since its inception. Dr. Bach has facilitated a variety of workshop topics across the academic curriculum, including educational pedagogy,  management, educational leadership and mental well-being.

Biman Chandra Barua is a  Professor and  Chairman of Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Arts, Dhaka University. He is supervising three M.Phil. researchers and one Ph.D. researcher under Pali and Buddhist Studies of the Dhaka University. Professor Barua has successfully completed almost four research projects, three at home and one in SAARC cultural centre. He participated in a symposium in Thailand, presented a paper in China and many articles in a lot of Seminars at home and India. He was also an academic counselor, senate member and executive member of Dhaka University teachers Association-Bangladesh.
Neeru Barua is an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Pali and Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Arts, Dhaka University.

Dipen  Barua is  a  Ph.D.  student  working on  bhavaga- citta (consciousness  of constituent-becoming)  at the Centre of Buddhist Studies of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He
has been granted a Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship by the Hong
Kong Research Grants Council for his Ph.D. research. In addition

to his research, he has published many articles in both Bengali and English about Buddhist studies, womens issues, and South Asian Buddhist art and cultural heritage. He formerly served as News and Media Editor for Buddhistdoor Global, a website based in Hong Kong providing Buddhist teachings. He is currently a freelance writer for the website and specializes in Buddhist commentary and news in South Asia.

Binodini Das (M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. in History) has a brilliant academic career and research experiences.  She served Odisha Education Service, Govt of Odisha, India for 35 years.  Under her guidance 10 and 12 scholars have been awarded Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degree in History. Recently, she has published 100 research articles in different refereed Journals, Proceedings and Books of national and international repute. She has published two research books. Her research activity is based on Ancient Indian History, History of Jainism and Buddhism. Presently she is working as a Visiting Professor in the Postgraduate Department of History, Rama Devi University, Bhubaneswar in Odisha.

Amrita Das  is  now  working as  an  Associate Salesforce Consultant in a multi-national company like GyanSys, Info Tech, Ltd, Bangalore, Mysore, India after completing B.Tech in software engineering. She is very bright in her academic career. She has developed a keen interest to carry out research work on Buddhism. A number of articles has also been published in different refereed journals, proceedings and books of national and international standard. She has also attended national and international seminars and conferences.

Venerable Devinda (Dayweinda) is currently a Lecturer and Head of the Department  of Buddhist Sociology and Anthropology at newly established Shan State Buddhist University, Taunggyi, Shan State, Myanmar and a Ph.D. Candidate at the Assumption of University, Bangkok, Thailand. He is a Pali scholar who has written some Pali papers and presented in International Pali conferences. He has also been a member of organizing committee of many conferences such as Pali conference, Lik Loung (Shan Manuscripts) Conference in Shan State, Myanmar and many other conferences organized by Shan State Buddhist University in Myanmar. He has

also participated in many International Buddhist Conferences in
Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Yunnan and Vietnam.

Benjamin Joseph Goldstein is an enthusiastic, self-directed student, pursuing a rigorous academic experience  in Buddhist and Religious Studies.   He has solid foundational  ability in the Buddhist primary source languages of Pāli, Sanskrit, and Tibetan. His knowledge of Buddhist history, philosophy, and practice is extensive and acquired primarily in secular academic contexts. Living in a Buddhist country for nearly two years with monks from virtually all worldly Buddhist backgrounds has given him an unparalleled window into the modern reality of Buddhist religious practice. He plans to continue his growth as a scholar into the Ph.D. level so as to teach and benefit others and the world.

Can Dong Guo is a lecturer at the Academy of Wisdom and Enlightenment (AWE) in  Canada.  His  spiritual growth and development began in high school in China. He spent almost two years on self-study  of philosophy,  especially existentialisand analytic philosophy. After graduation, he devoted a lot of time and energy to studying philosophy and Buddhism. He mainly studied Zen classics. In 2011, he was interested in Consciousness-only studies, which continued to the present. In 2017, he enrolled in the Academy of Wisdom and Enlightenment (AWE) and later became a lecturer in the Academy and also participated in research.

Santosh K. Gupta received his Ph.D. in Korean Studies from The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) in 2015. Prior to joining AKS, he studied history and culture of India and Korea and received Ph.D. and M.Phil. from University of Delhi, India in 2003 and
2010, respectively. His work focuses on the social welfare agenda of modern Buddhism emphasizing education, childrens welfare, old-age welfare, and womens empowerment. He has studied and worked at various universities and research institutions in South Korea for fourteen years, and currently working as Associate Professor at Amity University Gurgaon, India.

Samantha Ilangakoon is Professor in Religious Studies at the Department of Religious Studies and Comparative Philosophy at the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. Currently he serves

as the Dean of the Faculty of Buddhist Studies at the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama, Colombo. He obtained his first degree from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka by following Philosophy  in specialized. He has conducted lectures for undergraduates and post-graduate students in Sinhala and English mediums. He has authored more than twenty five books and participated in twenty six international  conferences.  He has compiled about thirty research articles and monographs on various subjects related to Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies and Buddhist Studies.

Simerjit Kaur obtained M.A.  (Philosophy) degree from Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi; M.A. Buddhist Studies (Gold Medal), and M.Phil.   from  the Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi. He qualified for UGC JRF/ SRF in Pali, Philosophy and Buddhist Studies and received MANF (UGC) fellowship. He participated and presented research papers to 25 International and National Conferences held in India and abroad (one of which is UNDV conference held in Vietnam). Since July 2017, he has been working as a Lecturer in Kalindi College, University of Delhi. Currently,  he is pursuing his research on “Niyāma, the Regulators of Cosmic Order.

L. Udaya Kumar is Professor at the Centre for Buddhist Studies, Acharya Nagarjuna  University. Before joining JNU, he was Professor of English at the University of Delhi and of Cultural Studies at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. He was also the Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Newcastle University and Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study. He has research papers on contemporary literary and cultural theory and Indian literature.

Rev. Le Thi Thanh Thuy is a post-graduate student at Buddhist and Pali University in Sri Lanka. Currently she is doing her Ph.D. degree in Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. She is the vice abbot of Phi Lai Monastery at DucTrong district, Lam Dong province, Vietnam.
Ven. Jinwol Y. Lee,  a Korean Buddhist monk and the Seon
(Chan/Zen)  Master, was Chair Professor of Buddhist Studies at

Dongguk University, Korea. He practiced meditation at a mountain for 6 years and took Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley. He established United Religions Initiative of Korea and worked as a Global Council member of URI (2000-2010). He had been appointed as a member of Presidential Committee on Sustainable Development in Korean government (2004-2006). He has worked as a Vice-President of WFB (2012-2016) and EXCO member of ICUNDV (20013-2018). He is now the Abbot of Gosung Monastery in California.

Ven.  Ehelepola Mahinda Thera graduated  Bachelor of Arts Degree (special – First Class) in Pali from University of Sri Jayawardhanepura, Sri Lanka in 2015. He completed his Master of Arts Degree in Buddhist studies from the postgraduate institute of University of Kelaniya in 2012. He successfully completed Oriental studies final examination (Rajakeeya Pundit) in 2009. Currently, he is working as an Assistant lecturer in Pali at the department of Buddhist Studies and Pali, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka. He is pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the faculty of post graduate studies at University of Sri Jayawardhanepura.

Manish T. Meshram is working as an Assistant Professor in School of Buddhist Studies and Civilization at Gautam Buddha University since 2012. He is in charge of Meditation Centre and Faculty Coordinator, the course of Bodhi Mindfulness Meditation. His teachings have been deeply influential in bringing mindfulness and compassion practice to psychotherapy and stress reduction science. He has spent 20 years experiencing and practicing different kinds of Buddhist meditation.  His specialization  is Buddhist Philosophy, Engaged Buddhism and Ambedkars  thoughts. His passion is spreading Buddhas teaching in the societies for welfare of humankind.

Sandeep Chandrabhanji Nagarale worked as a lecturer at Shri Omkarnath Malpani Law College, Sangamner, dist.-Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) from 2005 to 2008. He has been working as Assistant Professor at Amolakchand  Law College Yavatmal (Maharashtra) since 2008. He has participated at various States, National and International Conferences and Seminars.

Nguyen Viet Bao Hung achieved his diploma in Buddhist Philosophy from Da Nang Buddhist Intermediate School in 2008. The following year he enrolled in Vietnam Buddhist University and received his Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Philosophy in
2013. Afterwards he came to Sri Lanka to continue his study at Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies University of Kelaniya and then got Master of Arts in Buddhist Philosophy, Master of Philosophy Buddhist Philosophy in 2017, 2109 respectively.

Projit Kumar  Palit has been working as a Professor and Director, Centre for Indo-logical Studies, Department of History, Jadunath  Sarkar School  of Social Sciences,  Assam University, Silchar, India. He has published nine books, including History of Religion in Tripura, Tribal folk Songs, The Jainism and the Jaina Culture  in India,  Manuscript  and Manuscriptolog y  in  India, Religion  and Literature:  Indian Perspectives, Vivekananda  and National Integration, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna and its relevance, The Manuscript and Indian Culture, and Buddhism in Tripura (In press). He has published more than 65 research papers /Chapters in national and international Books and journals. He has visited most of the Southeast and East Asia countries as an invited speaker.

Satyendra  Kumar Pandey obtained M.A.  (Gold  Medal), M.Phil.  and Ph.D.  degrees from  the Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, and then received UGC Fellowship ( JRF/SRF). He wrote four books on Abhidhamma and Buddhism, and several articles on the different aspects of Buddhism, translated and edited three books on Buddhism, and Ancient Indian History and Culture, also participated in more than 100 international and national conferences held in India and abroad (one of which was the UNDC conference held in Vietnam), and has been working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Buddhist Studies, since July 2009. He has expertise in the field of Buddhist Philosophy especially Abhidhamma Philosophy, Pāli Language and Literature.

Chandrashekhar Paswan is presently working as an Assistant Professor, School of Buddhist Studies and Civilization, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, UP, India since November 30,
2011. Before joining Gautam Buddha University, he had worked as an Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc), Department of Buddhist Studies,

University of Delhi from July 29, 2009 to November 30, 2011. He has also worked as Project Fellow under D.S.A. Programme (U.G.C.), Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi from 01.08.2006 to March 31, 2009. Dr. Paswan has also published and presented many research papers and books on theme based on or related to Buddhist topics. The names of his two published books are Bhartiya Sanskriti evam Dalit and Mithila ki Sanskritik Virasat evm Baudh Dharma.

G. S. Charith Priyadarshana is presently a visiting lecturer at Department of Religious Studies and Comparative Philosophy, Center for Post-graduate and External Degrees of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. He graduated B. A. with first class degree  in Religious Studies and Comparative Philosophy (special), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

Pham Thi My Dung (Ven. Lien Vien) became a novice when she was 17 years old. She started to learn Buddhist scriptures and took higher ordination (to become Bhikkhuni) held by the Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha in Ho Chi Minh city in 2006. She came to Sri Lanka in 2014 and got Master of Arts from the Pali and Buddhist Studies Department of University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka at
2016. She has been studying Philosophy program (Buddhist Study)
at this University since 2017.

Phra Prof. Dr. Rajapariyatkavi  is the Rector of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (MCU). He has a lot of publications, namely Mahayana Buddhism, Buddhist Philosophy, Ethics in Buddhist Scriptures, Buddhadhamma-Essence from Jataka Stories, Buddhism: Philosophy and Society and Buddhadhamma for Administrative Empowerment.

Dr. Rana Purushottam Kumar Singh, an assistant professor in the Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi. In pursuance of his research, he has presented a number of papers in various seminars and conferences held from time to time in India and abroad. He has many published articles and books to his credit. Dr. Rana has done field work at different archaeological sites in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Pakistan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, China etc. in search of tangible as well as intangible Buddhist

heritage. Dr. Rana Purushottam Kumar Singh has also been associated as a member with various professional academic bodies of eminence such as SSEASR, ICAPS, ISBS, IOC, IHC, IPC BLIA etc.

Rev. Dato (SIR) Dr. Sumana Siri was the first ordained monk in Singapores history of Singapore parentage, a monk for 55 years, lectured in 65 countries in 11 languages, capable of understanding
16 languages. He became a Gold Medalist at 11, an author at 16, a fluent speaker of English, Malay, Chinese, Pali, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Hindi, Urdu, German, Italian, and a Tripitaka Master. As the CEO of the Global Buddhist RealistsMovement (Malaysia, London, Italy, Canada,  U.S.A. and India), he presented papers in global conferences on  Sociology,  History of Asia,  Medical Science, Comparative Religion, Criminal Science, Buddhist Philosophy, etc. In recognition of this erudite scholarship, the Vietnam Buddhist University conferred on him an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities. An entry to the U.K.s WHOs WHOlist as the sole monk entrant won him the Chief Buddhist Monk of the U.K. & Europe (2007)
& Singapore-Malaysia (2013) for humanist service.

GM Susmitha (Ph.D.) is a Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of  English, Acharya Nagarjuna University,  Nagarjuna Nagar, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Ven. Dr. Thich Minh Thanh has devoted himself to monastic life since 1973, working as Vice-chair of Vietnam Buddhist Research Institute in charge of reproducing the whole set of Buddhist Canon in Vietnamese. He teaches at Vietnam Buddhist University, helping at mindfulness retreats, giving  dharma talks to public and contributing to variety of Buddhist activities in Vietnam and abroad. He has published many works, including The Mind in Early Buddhism, Thuan Hoa Tam Hon (Vietnamese translation of Taming the Monkey Mind), Doc Chon Ly, Nguon Mach Ngan Xua (Reading the Truth: from the most primitive source), Doc Chon Ly, Trang Soi Neo Ve (Reading the Truth: as in the moon light the returning road is seen).

Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Hue Lien was born in 1958 in Saigon, Vietnam and became a Buddhist nun at the age of fifteen. She got full ordination in 1979. Having received a B.A. degree in Buddhist Studies from Vietnam Buddhist University in 1988, she became a

Dhamma teacher. She obtained M.A., Ph.D., and D.Litt. degrees in
Buddhist Studies from Delhi University and Magadh University in
1998, 2002 and 2006, respectively. She currently serves as a Deputy
Director of Academic Office of Vietnam Buddhist University. She is also
a member of several central departments such as National Department
of Monastic Education, National Department of Dhamma Propagation,
and National Department of International Buddhist Affairs.

Ram Kalap Tiwari is an  Associate Professor (Retd.)  in Department of Psychology,  K.S. Saket P.G.  College,  Ayodhya, Faizabad. He got a Ph.D. degree in Psychology from Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. He joined K.S. Saket P.G. College Ayodhya in 1974, where he devoted 39 years of his teaching career. He taught many branches of Psychology in very simple and innovative ways. He has supervised 32 Ph.D. Research Scholars. He has written three books and published many papers in different journals of Psychology. He is a frequent speaker at All India Radio Faizabad. He has attended a large number of National and International Conferences.

Ven. P. R . Tongchangya is an M.Phil.  research student at Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (PGIHS), University of Peradeniya. He is interested in the areas of early Buddhism, mind, Theravada Buddhism. After his higher ordination in Bangladesh, he went to Burma where he has studied Theravada Buddhism, Pāli and Abhidhamma for seven years, pursuing his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Buddhism from International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University, Yangon, Myanmar.
Tran Duc Nam is a Ph.D. research student at Acharya Nagarjuna
University, India.

Moragaswewe Vijitha is a Sri Lankan-born and Peradeniya- based responsible young Buddhist researcher trained in Buddhist Studies at the University of Peradeniya (University of Ceylon). He has previously been professor of Buddhist Studies at the National Seminary, Ampitiya, Sri Lanka which is affliated to the Pontifical Urban University of Rome (2013 2015). His research interests are: Early Buddhism, Peace Studies, Reconciliation, Non -Religiousness, Feminism, Post Modernism, and Contemporary  Social Issues. He

has already published more than 30 articles and presented more than
20 research papers at the national and international conferences.

Ven. Ridegama Wanarathana completed his Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies (one-year program) from the Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies Kelaniya Universitand Master of Arts Degree in Buddhist studies (two- year program) from Buddhist and Pali University in 2014. He worked as an Assistant lecturer in Buddhist Philosophy at the Department of Buddhist and Pali Studies, Bhiksu University of Anuradhapura from 2016 to 2018. He has compiled 8 books, 30 articles and presented 40 papers to national and international conferences. Currently, Ven. Rideegama Wanarathanis preparing for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Buddhist Philosophy at the University of Kelaniya.

Kalsang Wangmo is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Far East Languages, Central University of Jharkhand, (INDIA). He completed his doctorate in Buddhist studies from University of Delhi, New Delhi in 2008. Then he worked as an Assistant Professor (Adhoc) at the Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, (INDIA) from 2008 to
2013. He was also selected as Research Fellow to participate in the
2016 Mind and Life Summer Research Institute (SRI-2016) in
June 2016 at Garrison Institute,  New York, USA.

Neeraj  Yadav  is a  Professor at  the  University of Delhi, specializing  in Buddhist Studies.  He  achieved his Master of Buddhist Studies at Delhi  University in 2011, afterwards he continued his study and then received Master of Philosophy as well as successfully completed his Ph.D. from that university in 2013. He is the author of several research papers and many of them were published in national and international  journal as well. Besides, he has already presented more than twenty researches to national and international conferences.



Most Ven. Dr. Thich Duc Thien obtained his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Delhi University in 2005, currently is Vice President- Secretary General of Executive Council  of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS); Vice Chairman of Vietnam –  India Friendship Association; Head of the Department of International Buddhist Affairs  of VBS; Vice Rector of Vietnam Buddhist University in Hanoi; and Senior Lecturer of Vietnam National University, Hanoi (Tran Nhan Tong Academic Institute).

He served as Secretary General of the 2014 United Nations Day of Vesak in Vietnam and continues to hold a major role in UNDV 2019. He has published, edited, and translated many books in Buddhist studies and history. He has received many prestigious recognitions from the Government of Vietnam (the Third-Class Labor Order), from the Royalty of Cambodia (the General Order), and from the Government of India (the Padma Shri Order).

Most Ven. Dr. Thich Nhat Tu  obtained his D.Phil.,  in Philosophy from Allahabad in 2002, is the Founder of Buddhism Today Foundation since 2000. He made valuable contribution as an editorial member of Hue Quang Encyclopedia of Buddhism (9 volumes, 1992-2007). He is editor-in-chief  of the first ever audio Vietnamese Tripitaka, of the ongoing Vietnamese Tripitaka Translation project and Buddhism Today Series (over 250 books), as well as editor of more than two 200 CD albums on Buddhist music.  He has authored more than 80 Vietnamese  books on applied Buddhism. He has traveled extensively around the world to give public Dharma talks to Vietnamese communities in Vietnam, Canada, America, Australia, and Europe and has produced over
4,000 VCDs on various dharma topics.
Master Thich Nhat Tu now serves as Vice Rector of the Vietnam

Buddhist University and Vice Chairman of the National Department of International Buddhist Affairs. Several  universities  conferred upon him the title of Doctor Honoris Causa in appreciation of his excellent  contributions to  Buddhist education, his works on Buddhist academic research and leadership in international Buddhist communities. He has received many recognitions, awards, and titles from the Government of Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia.


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