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Discovering the JOY Within vs Without by Bhante Dr Pemaratana

Date: Thursday, 11-Jan-2024, SPECIAL EVENING TALK
Time: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Title: Discovering the JOY Within vs Without
Speaker: Bhante Dr Pemaratana
Venue: BGF Ara Damansara (Google Maps https://tiny.cc/Bgfloc)

Synopsis: Are we looking for happiness in the wrong place? Bhante will share how we can find greater happiness and joy within through the practice of meditation and the dhamma.

Speakers Profile:
Bhante Dr S Pemaratana, Ph.D., serves as the chief abbot of the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center in the USA. From 2019-2021, he was the Robert Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Born in Sri Lanka, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and a Master’s degree in Philosophy at the National University of Singapore. After moving to the US in 2008, he pursued doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh and completed his PhD in Religious Studies in 2017. He teaches Buddhism and meditation and provides spiritual counselling to help people deal with challenging issues in life. In addition to his Dhammaduta service, he also teaches Asian religions at John Carroll University, Cleveland as an adjunct professor.

Note: You are highly encouraged to come and listen to this talk in person and get the good vibes off to start the New Year 2024. There will be no live-streaming of this talk.

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11 Jan 2024


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: Europe/Brussels
  • Date: 11 Jan 2024
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Buddhist Gem Fellowship, Ara Damansara
Buddhist Gem Fellowship, Block D-G-2, Block D, Jalan PJU 1A/3K, Taipan 1, Ara Damansara, 47500 Petaling Jaya


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