Senior students’ sharing at Orientation day

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Recorded by Sayalay Tikkhanani

Ven. Yonten (India); greeting to all new students and thanks to IBC for giving him an opportunity to share experience to all new students as a senior. He said that as Buddhist practitioners we should act like Buddha’s teaching in our daily life and discover the beauty of teaching in IBC. Thanks to all helpers from IBC to him from the day he joined till now.

Ven. Tong Hong (China); he said we have a rare opportunity to come to IBC. We born as a human, have to know our objectives in this life. We should know the core value of our lives in this high tech and complex world. We should understand our direction that comes from a small inner heart. Try to be mindfulness, a healthy mind is important. Hope everybody knows the directions that we come to IBC. Proper plan and try what you have to learn in IBC. Lastly he wishes all to be happy.

Ven. Rin Phyrun (Cambodia); he shared his past experiences of working as a volunteer in Buddhist for education of Cambodia (BEC) organization. They work for society with two purposes; to promote morality in society by education and to promote social guarantee through humanitarian organization. Their objective is using education and providing dhamma talk. He was happy in preaching for suffering people. Buddha teaching is both for physical and mental to cure. So he came to IBC to learn more about Buddhism as he can learn different Buddhist traditions. Learn from others and gained valuable knowledge in here. Thou, we are different in culture and traditions; we work and learn harmoniously in IBC.

Ven. Chinh (Laos); first time he was here and it was not used to eat or work with others. But after three months later he got used to with the IBC food and community jobs. And he contributed to IBC by creating organic garden. Whenever he has time he loves to speak with friends around him and learn from others. They learn from him too. We share in IBC and he was happy in IBC.

Ven. Tejobhasa (Myanmar); for him IBC is a suitable region and a good place. He suggested to new students not to compare with our family, our own monastery or environment. That will make us suffer and to adjust in this new environment to learn more. According to Mangalasutta, one should stay in a place where could gain knowledge, good deeds and happiness to follow the words of Buddha “patirupadesavasoca”. So here IBC is the right place for us. Last year he was in pre-MA course because of my weakness in language skills. Now this year he improved a lot and ready for MA.

Brother Jarong (Thailand); he has finished his MA course in IBC Korat campus. He shared that this campus has football ground to play and he loves to play it with everyone who interest after class. He said that he enjoys here and the strong points of IBC are in lectures and experienced teachers for all students. Not overload with students and teachers can share their time on each of the students need. Because of teachers from different countries, we learn different accents of teachers and students. That’s the strength of IBC and to get the great chance to us.

Ven. Narong (Thailand); he said he is a monk from rural area. He wanted to learn more to work in international level. He studied in four universities for his education. And he worked there as a volunteer for two years. But for his Ph.D. study he wanted more to work in international level. And IBC answers all his questions and needs. Providing scholarship and proper guidelines for him. He is very happy and staying in IBC and thanks to IBC for all.