August 3rd and 4th 2019

International Seminar on Secular Ethics and the Four Noble TruthsGreat festival of Buddha’s first turning of the wheel of Dharma

DANAKOSHA LING
Forssantie 37, Jokioinen, Finland

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Gain great knowledge from many esteemed speakers on topics essential for peace of mind and world peace.

Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche

I have the great joy to announce the great festival on the anniversary of Buddha’s first turning of the wheel of Dharma celebrated at Danakosha Ling with an international seminar on ethics beyond religion and the foundation of Buddhism on August 3rd and 4th, 2019.

To my great delight many Buddhist leaders have agreed to speak about the four noble truths based on the understandings of different Buddhist traditions of Tibet, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, and Burma. In particular Her Excellence Pema Choden, the ambassador of Bhutan, Matti Repo, the bishop of Tampere, Esko Kilpi, and many other scholars and leaders will express their wisdom on secular ethics.

These two topics are essential for the peace of mind of individuals and world peace in general. All religions are built on the foundation of secular ethics for finding peace, harmony, happiness, and tolerance. Without this common ethical foundation there is no meaning in religious terminologies.

Buddhism spread to many different countries over the span of over 2500 years. Consequently there are many different ways of understanding and practicing Buddhism. Yet, if we lose the meaning of the four noble truths, the first teaching of Buddha, we step outside Buddhism.

In this way these two topics are very important for the foundations of religions in general and for Buddhism in particular.

This short weekend is a golden opportunity for you to gain great knowledge and experience on humanity, ethics, wisdom and loving kindness from many esteemed speakers. Everyone interested is cordially welcome!

Secular ethics

All religions share a common ethical foundation: finding peace, harmony, happiness, and tolerance. Without this foundation religious terminologies have no meaning. 
 

Four Noble Truths

Buddhism spread to many different countries over the span of over 2500 years. Consequently there are many different traditions of understanding and practicing Buddhism. They all share the same foundation: the four noble truths.

Speakers

Her Excellence Pema Choden

Her Excellence Pema Choden is Bhutan’s ambassador to Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Spain and the European Union. She has served in Bhutan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1989. She holds a bachelor’s degree and has studied French and international relations, including at the ENA in France.

Bishop Matti Repo

Matti Repo is the 36th bishop of Tampere Diocese since 2008 and a doctor of theology since 1997. Before his ordination as a bishop he has acted as the secretary of theological matters in the Church administration, a researcher in the theological department of University of Helsinki, and held other positions of responsibility in the Church administration. He is a docent of dogmatics in the theological department of University of Helsinki.

www.piispamattirepo.fi

“The fundamental problem, I believe, is that at every level we are giving too much attention to the external, material aspects of life while neglecting moral ethics and inner values.” – H.H. the Dalai Lama

Venerable Thich Hanh Bao

Venerable Thich Hanh Bao is the chairman of the Buddhist Organization and the abbot of the Vien Y Pagoda at Padova, Italia, and the chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Culture Center and the abbot of Lien Tam Pagoda in Turku, Finland. He has been elected as the member of the executive committee of The World Buddhist Sangha Council (WBSC) since 2002. He received the full ordination of a monk in 1994 at Phap Hoa Pagoda, Marseille, France. He served as the abbot of Van Hanh Pagoda, Odense, Denmark, for 10 years.

Esko Kilpi

Esko Kilpi is the founder and principal of Esko Kilpi Company, a leading research and advisory firm on post-industrial value creation and digital work environments. He works as a management author, and takes part in academic research and lectures on the topics of post-industrial, post-fossil value creation, ethical view of the firm and intelligent technologies. His special interest is interaction and interdependence based on sciences of complexity and theories of complex social systems.

www.kilpi.fi

“For as long as space exists, and as long as living beings endure, until then, may I too remain, to dispel the misery of all beings.” – Shantideva

Venerable Phra Mahanuan Chamnanram

Venerable Phra Mahanuan Chamnanram has been an ordained monk in the Thai Theravada tradition for 43 years, and the last 17 years he has resided in Finland, where he acts as an abbot of a temple in Nurmijärvi. He has graduated from Mahamakut Buddhist University Religion and philosophy. He hosts a Buddhist radio program in Thailand.

Irma Rinne

Irma Rinne is the chairwoman of the Finnish Buddhist Union and a member of the Buddhist Dharmacenter. She is retired from the University of Helsinki, co-ordinator in musicology, and a licenciate of philosophy in musicology.

Venerable Lama Konchog Chögyal

Venerable Lama Konchog Chögyal is the spiritual teacher of the Palpung Yeshe Gatshal Center in Finland. He has settled in Finland in June 2017. He studied at Palpung Lungrig Jampal Ling Monastic College for Higher Buddhist Studies, and has received many lessons and transmissions from Chamgo Tai Situ Rinpoche, Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Between 2010 and 2014 he did a three-year and three-month retreat at Palpung Tingzin Gephel Ling.

Venerable Dr. Pannasami

Venerable Dr. Pannasami is the president of Buddha Dhamma Ramsi in Finland, a temple in the Burmese Buddhist tradition, since 2013, and he has held many other positions of responsibility in various Buddhist organizations. He is widely educated in Buddhist subjects, and he holds a Ph.D. from Magadh University, India. He has published numerous books and articles in different subjects related to Buddhism, and shares his knowledge in different countries.

“Since society itself is nothing but a collection of individuals, human beings just like you and me, it is up to each one of us to make our contribution.” – H.H. the Dalai Lama​

Venerable Lama Ogyen Chodor

Lama Ugyen Chödor studied law at Brussels university, and has worked as a lawyer since 1996. He received instructions, transmissions and spiritual empowerments from many greatest Tibetan masters of the twentieth century, such as Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and his Venerable wife Khandro Mayum Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, among many other Rinpoches, Khenpos, and Lamas.

Venerable Taehye Sunim

Venerable Taehye Sunim is the founder and abbot of Musang Am monastery in Lerici, Italy, and the chairman of Bodhidharma ry in Finland. He has published many writings and translations of Buddhist texts over the last four decades. He has studied Buddhism in many Asian countries, and received ordination as a full monk in the Korean and Burmese traditions.

To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one’s mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas

Cecilia Winquist-Innanen

Cecilia Winquist-Innanen is a supervisor, psychiatric nurse and therapist. She is the president of Tarab Institutet Finland ry, a member of the educational board of Tarab Institute International, and a teacher on “Unity in Duality Science of Mind and Phenomena” educational program. She is one of the founding members of Finnish-Tibetan Cultural Association. She held responsibility in the organizing committee for the visits of H.H. the Dalai Lama to Finland.

www.ceciliainnanen.fi

Jyrki Koivisto

The vicar of Jokioinen church.

Register

In order to help us prepare for the event, please kindly register as soon as possible or at latest by July 20th by filling out this form.

Everybody is cordially welcome. Attendance is free of charge. Donations according to your generosity.

The event is organized by Danakosha Ling, a Dharma community in the lineage and teaching tradition of the Ngagyur Nyingma or Nyingma Early Translation School of Tibetan Buddhism. This community was officially registered in Finland in 2005, under the spiritual direction of Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche.

This Dharma community’s main purpose is to, in the world in general and in Finland and other western countries in particular, benefit temporarily and ultimately the minds of sentient beings, by clarifying the path and means of finding true happiness and peace.

Schedule

Saturday August 3rd - SECULAR ETHICS

09:00 AM
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10:00 AM

Arrival

10:00 AM
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12:00 AM

Speeches on Secular Ethics

12:00 AM
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2:00 PM

Lunch Break

2:00 PM
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4:00 PM

Speeches on Secular Ethics

SUNday August 4th - THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS

09:00 AM
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10:00 AM

Arrival

10:00 AM
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12:00 AM

Speeches on The Four Noble Truths

12:00 AM
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2:00 PM

Lunch Break

2:00 PM
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4:00 PM

Speeches on The Four Noble Truths

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Danakosha Ling
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