His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Dr Reza Shah Kazemi
The concept of a Muslim-Buddhist dialogue regarding the environment began in March 2021 following a brainstorming session by a group of Muslim and Buddhist leaders and scholars in Malaysia. It was decided that there should be a series of conferences, seminars, forums, and symposiums where the theme would be of safeguarding planet earth for future generations. IBED would invite luminaries who are thought leaders of various faiths as speakers and facilitators, including HH The Dalai Lama as the Keynote Speaker or Patron.
Our current environmental crisis is caused by humans. So how can science and religion re-evaluate our role in society and dialogue with each other to save this planet? The teachings of Islam are inherently environmental and promote the protection of biodiversity. It makes clear that human beings must coexist with nature to ensure the good health of all species living on earth. Buddhism inspires ecological mindfulness to address the loss of biodiversity. It seeks wisdom through adherence to ethical precepts which serves to protect both man and nature. Buddhists find themselves in harmony with nature as they acknowledge the interdependence of all forms of life.
Professor Datuk Dr Azizan bt Baharudin
Venerable Professor Dr K.L. Dhammajoti
Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Osman Bakar
Venerable Bhikkhuni Dr Dhammananda
Knowing and Caring of Nature – An Islamic and Buddhist View
Keynote Address by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The Concept of Ecology – Sources from Quran & Buddhist Scriptures
Vulnerability & Sustainability of Planet Earth
Practical Approaches to Sustain Planet Earth
Role of Civil Societies in Sustaining the Earth’s Ecological Health
Education on Environmental and Ecological Consciousness
Keynote Address by Dr Reza Shah Kazemi