THE UNITED NATIONS DAY OF VESAK  ~ May 13th to 17th, 2008

Particular Function


International Arranging COMMITTEE
750 Nguyen Kiem, P4, Q. Phu Nhuan, Tp. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Tel: eighty four. 8. 847. 8779 – Fax: eighty four. 8. 844. 3416 – E-mail: [email protected]

The International Organising Committee for United Nations Day of Vesak 2008
invites you to an worldwide meeting on


May possibly 13th to 17th, 2008


The fifth United Nations Day of Vesak (UNDV) is to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 13-17th May possibly in 2008. This is the 1st ever biggest worldwide Buddhist meeting in Vietnam. The celebrations are expected to draw a gathering of 4500—including Buddhist leaders from all traditions, main students, state dignitaries and practitioners from all all-around the world, and in Vietnam.

The celebrations commemorating the Beginning, Enlightenment and Passing Absent of the Buddha Gautama will be four-dimensional—covering Non secular, Tutorial, Cultural and Spiritual aspects.

As you might be knowledgeable, in a resolution passed by the United Nation’s Standard Assembly in December 1999, it was decided to rejoice the thrice-sacred day of Vesak in the thirty day period of May possibly. The 1st celebration was held back in the year 2000 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Subsequently, the celebrations for the United Nations Day of Vesak had been successfully held in Bangkok, Thailand because 2004.

The United Nations Day of Vesak 2008 celebrations in Vietnam offer you a welcome option to unfold the Buddha’s concept of peace, reconciliation, harmony, adore, progress and development to the world.

Get in touch with FOR PAPERS
The preparations for the function are in comprehensive swing. Papers are now staying invited for the Convention. We welcome your contributions on the pursuing themes:

Principal Topic: Buddhist Contribution to Constructing a Just, Democratic and Civil Culture.

Sub Themes:
1. War, Conflict and Healing: A Buddhist Viewpoint
2. Buddhist Contribution to Social Justice
three. Engaged Buddhism and Growth
four. Treatment for Our Surroundings: Buddhist Reaction to Weather Transform
5. Loved ones Complications and the Buddhist Reaction
6. Symposium on Buddhist Instruction: Continuity and Development
seven. Symposium on Buddhism in the Electronic Age

Title proposal submission rules:

Remember to submit a title and abstracts of no much more than one particular single-spaced web site.
Remember to also submit a two-web site CV or a 500-phrase biography.
Proposals must be acquired by January 15, 2008. We will mail confirmation of the receipt of your proposal.
The proposals will be reviewed by the meeting arranging committee.
You will acquire confirmation of your participation by February 2008.
Remember to mail all title proposals and abstracts in Word Structure File via email to Ven. Dr. Thich Nhat Tu at [email protected]

Paper submission rules:
Word restrict: 7000 text

Papers must be acquired latest by March 1, 2008.

Remember to mail in all papers and abstracts in Word Structure File via email to Ven. Dr. Thich Nhat Tu at [email protected] , or if not achievable, mail a really hard copy to Vietnam Buddhist College
750 Nguyen Kiem St, P4, Q. Phu Nhuan, Tp. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Observe: One person can contribute much more than one particular Paper.
The Papers might be revealed throughout the Vesak Day 2008 Convention.
Not all the authors might be invited for the Paper presentation.
Standard Presentation Time including issues period is twenty minutes.

For even more details, you should contact us at [email protected] or check out our
web-site at

Yours sincerely
(Most Ven. Prof Le Manh That)
Vice President, Vietnam Buddhist College
Chairman, IOC for UN Day of Vesak 2008 ­ BE. 2552

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