Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Interfaith Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue
Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
Offered by donation
June 25, 2014
11:00 am - 01:30 pm
Building on the first Buddhist Muslim conversation sponsored by the Buddhist Council of NY and the Peace Islands Institute in February 2014, this afternoon dialogue will continue the interfaith exploration with two prominent scholars/faith leaders. The conversation will touch upon the misconceptions that Muslims and Buddhists have of each other -- often fueled by the media and especially in the wake of events in Bangladesh, Burma, and Bodhgaya (India). The speakers will present on the core teachings and practices of these two traditions and reflect on the commonalities and possible challenges that their differences may present.
The event will include a light lunch and time for conversation and mingling.
Please RSVP by June 18 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include event name (BM Dialogue), your name, e-mail, organization.
For additional information, please call: 646-797-7982
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Dr. Sarah Sayeed
Director of Community Partnerships, Interfaith Center of New York. A former assistant professor at Baruch College, Sarah graduated from Princeton University in 1990 and earned her Ph.D. in communications from the Annenberg School for Communications. Sarah is a board member of Women in Islam, Inc. and she has authored numerous articles about women, Islam, and public health.
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
Theravada Buddhist monk from New York. He was ordained in Sri Lanka in 1972 and lived in Asia for almost twenty-five years. He now lives at Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, NY. Ven. Bodhi has many important publications to his credit, including translations of three of the Nikayas, the collected discourses of the Buddha. In 2008, he founded Buddhist Global Relief, which provides relief to people afflicted by chronic hunger
and malnutrition. In 2013 he became president of the Buddhist Association of the United States (BAUS).