Vice-Chancellor Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya at Mahachulalongkorn and Mahidol University in Bangkok

Posted: 22.12.2009
Updated on: 29.11.2012



On the way to India after attending the Parliament of World's Religions at Melbourne, Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya, Vice-Chancellor, Jain Vishva Bharati University, visited Bangkok. In the short span of three days, she addressed the members of Bangkok Jain Community at different places.


On 11th December, 2009, Mahachulalongkorn University had arranged a two hours session with Honorable Vice-Chancellor. Her lecture was on “History and Philosophy of Jain Religion and its comparative Aspects in Buddhism”. In short, the lecture was on all basic aspects of Jainism. The Buddhist Monks in the audience were very happy on the subject, as some of them are doing research on comparative aspects of Jainism and Buddhism. Hence, this lecture was very informative and useful for them. Mahachulalongkorn Universityis dedicated for the education of Buddhist Monks.


It was a nice experience to meet those monks and many other scholars there.



In the same way on 12th December, 2009, Honorable Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya, visited Mahidol University, Bangkok. There she delivered a lecture on "Positive Thinking and Art of Living." In this lecture she mainly talked about Preksha Meditation. Different Yoga proficients attended the lecture. In the span of two and half hours, she lectured on, and also demonstrated practical meditation techniques helping to live a happier life. Samani Ramaniya Pragya also delivered a lecture on this topic.


The head of department said it was her first chance to know about such a useful and interesting meditation. She propounded to continue the meditation program for some days continually and furthermore showed her interest in undertaking a MOU with Jain Vishva Bharati University. This way the knowledge on Preksha Meditation techniques can be exchanged between Jain Vishva Bharati University and Mahidol University. Mahidol University is well reputed in the field of medicine.

Mr. Pramod Jain, Mr. Tejkaran Dugar, and Mr. Padam Gelra very effectively had organized this program for the benefit of all participants.

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