Phongthep Thepkanjana, chaired the opening of the 3rd Meeting of International Dherawhadha Buddhism University, "Buddhist Study Is Life Study" at Maha Makut Rajawitthayalai University in Nakhon Pathom.
This event is the third meeting of the executives and academics of Dherawhadha Buddhism University. Actually, it should have taken place in 2011, but due to the great flooding in Bangkok, the Maha Makut Rajawitthayalai University was so damaged that it could not serve as a meeting venue.
The Association of Dherawhadha Buddhism University was established to strengthen academic and social service cooperation as well as to disseminate Buddhism worldwide. Its members come from 24 universities that offer courses on Dherawhadha Buddhism. Now, more universities are interested in becoming members.
Taking place from 16 to 18 May 2013, this event saw participants from over 40 academic institutions. Besides the board meeting, there were academic conferences on Dherawhadha Buddhism where students, teachers and academics gave presentations on various aspects of Dharawhadha Buddhism useful for teaching and learning in class.