Monk to lecture on “Meditation and Buddhist Philosophy” Oct. 17

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 9:45am
Ven. Boonchoo

MOBILE, Ala. – Venerable Boonchoo Ariyadhammo, a Buddhist monk from Thailand, will give a talk on “Meditation and Buddhist Philosophy” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Byrne Memorial Hall on the campus of Spring Hill College.

Boonchoo has been ordained as a Buddhist monk for more than 13 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in food science and technology from Kasertsart University in Bangkok, Thailand. He received his master’s in international business from Georgia State University and is now working on his Ph.D. at the University of the West.

Before ordination, he volunteered at the Dhammakaya International Meditation Center for five years and was ordained as a novice monk for two years. Boonchoo has since helped to open the Meditation Center of San Jose and has organized many meditation courses and retreats around the United States. He has been a guest lecturer for such organizations as the United Nations. Boonchoo currently resides in Arlington, Texas, as the abbot of the Dhammakaya Meditation Center of Texas.

The event is sponsored by the Meditation Center of Alabama. For more information, call (251) 408-7902.