Buddhist Insights for a New World Economy”, the 3rd Conference of the Buddhist Economics Research Platform will be held on January 18-19, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia. It is a partnership of the Buddhist Economics Research Platform, and Griffith University’s School of Environment and Multi-faith Centre

The conference welcomes people from all perspectives and backgrounds and is intended to be a think-tank identifying practical knowledge and wisdom, with a focus upon Buddhism, for new economies where people matter (Schumacher, 1973). Interested participants should email an abstract of their planned presentation (about 250 words) accompanied by a biographical note (100 words) electronically by September 15, 2010 to Dr. Peter Daniels (p.daniels AT griffith.edu.au).

The Buddhist Economics Research Platform aims to connect people and institutes engaged in developing Buddhist economic theory and practice and to spread ideas and working models of Buddhist economics and management to private enterprise, and public and other organizations, communities, and the general public. The Platform is a continuation of the cooperative research and publications of many scholars from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America and follows the previous two conferences:

1. http://ethics.bkae.hu/html/buddhist_index.htm
Economics with a Buddhist Face. 1st conference of the Buddhist Economics Research Platform held August 23-24, 2007 in Budapest, Hungary.

2. http://buddhist-economics.info/index.html
Buddhist Economics: Theory and Practice. 2nd international conference held at Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand April 9-11, 2009.

A web page for the conference is under construction and will be available soon.

Background
The economies of debt, greed and carbon‐based, high impact, fossil energy can no longer be sustained. While most people in the consumer market economy continue to subscribe to a theory of happiness based upon material accumulation and control, the credibility and viability of this theory have never seemed so tenuous. There is growing evidence that this path leads to neither healthy, sustainable world economies nor growth in individual and community well‐being. While recognition of the problematic nature of existing modes of production and consumption may be far from complete, it is growing, together with the search for alternative knowledge, visions and guides for human motives and behavior. In this conference, we consider how Buddhist and related world views can contribute to the envisioning and implementation of more sustainable economies that truly enhance well-being.

Indicative Topics for the Conference
• Buddhism and sustainability
• Business and organisational ethics for sustainable and healthy economic systems –
inspirations from Buddhism
• Measuring progress in a new world economy
• New financial models based on interdependence
• Ethical finance
• Alternative economic systems and institutions utilizing Buddhist perspectives
• Buddhism and sustainable consumption
• Other thematic ideas are welcome

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  • CHOW CHARIKSA KHANGKEO says:

    Buddhism plays boundless scope on the way of the mental ,individual ,social ,universal worldly and spiritual peace , happiness ,progress ,sustainability in every dimension of conditional human life process . Buddhist ideology teaches the role value of the Mind that plays as the Keystone elemental factor in designing conditional conceptional modes of mental ,individual ,human ,social ,worldly peace ,happiness ,process ,sustainability and also transcendental peace ,happiness and liberation . The ways of Buddhist spiritual cultivations themselves unfold ,uphold & promote realistic peace ,happiness ,sustainability & progress in multidimensional ways of mental ,human ,social & world ; these could be in the field of Economics , Arts , Education , Philosophy ,Cultures , Commerce , Livelihoods , Business , Thoughts , Wisdom Etc . The cultures & cultivations renunciations , loving-kindness , compassion , wisdom ,mindfulness , concentration , noble eightfold path , five precepts , wholesome actions ,moral purities , ethical disciplines , meditative cultivations and limitless elements ,factors & ways can promote , uphold & develop the culture of peace , balance , sustainability ,happiness , co-operation , wellness ,welfare not only in the field of Economy but every field of human activities .

  • Frank says:

    Dear Chow Chariksa Khangkeo,

    thanks for sharing an inspiring view on Dharma! Peace and metta

  • Dear Sir,
    don’t mind please! may I able to attend in your conference as a presenter? I hopefully waiting for your e-mail.
    “Buddhist Insights for a New World Economy”, the 3rd Conference of the Buddhist Economics Research Platform will be held on January 18-19, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia. It is a partnership of the Buddhist Economics Research Platform, and Griffith University’s School of Environment and Multi-faith Centre
    thank you for consideration, with warmly regards,
    your sincerely,

    Rev. Chandra Bangsha Bhikku,
    Bodh-Gaya, India.

  • Frank says:

    Dear Rev. Chandra Bangsha Bhikku,

    thanks for stopping by! Interested participants should email an abstract of their planned presentation (about 250 words) accompanied by a biographical note (100 words) electronically by September 15, 2010 to Dr. Peter Daniels (p.daniels AT griffith.edu.au).

    So please contact Dr. Peter Daniels. Thanks!

    frank

  • is fikirleri says:

    I had a depressed monday. After that I judge that humankind is leaving to incorrect poor citizens. But I saw your article and at this point I agree that in future we will have enjoyable years by good people as you.

  • mita says:

    Wonder whether there is a 2012 Conference coming up? Also it would be nice to see some of the papers presented posted online.

    Peace

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