A Conversation with Ajahn Jayasāro: How Can the Buddha's Teachings Inform Contemporary Education?

Mon, Feb 8th, 7:30-9:00PM

Ajahn Jayasāro is one of the most respected monks in Thailand. After serving as senior teacher and Abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat, The International Forest Monastery, for over a decade, he broadened his educational focus and became the primary spiritual advisor to several Buddhist K-12 schools in Thailand. How has he applied his Buddhist practice and understanding to his work as an educator? How can a school support ethical development, especially with regards to hiri-ottappa (conscience and concern) in students? How do we nurture hiri-ottapa in ourselves? What Buddhist principles can students or teachers apply to support their educational growth?

Come hear Ajahn Jayasāro’s insights and reflections on Buddhist education and its relevance for the modern world in an interview format.