Regular readers will know that Andrew and I remain keenly interested in the various Thailand-related scholarly and activist meetings that are going on around the world. Tomorrow, the “Thailand after the coup” roadshow will hit London – New Mandala will be attending.

But, for today at least, I should report that another conference to be held in Thailand in 2007 has come to our attention. Its long title is: The International Conference on ‘Buddhism and Science’ In Celebration of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Eightieth Birthday. It will be held at Mahidol University from 3-5 August.

According to the website:

This conference will be the first international conference on Buddhism and Science held in Southeast Asia to bring together interested scholars and individuals from Asia and other continents to explore the interconnection and the unity of Buddhism and Science, with an emphasis on Theravada Buddhist tradition.


To celebrate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Eightieth Birthday, the organizers are pleased to inform you that the registration fee for this conference is now waived. The organizers would like to welcome all of you to attend this conference, and hope that this conference will bring the genuine happiness to everyone.

If any New Mandala readers are planning to attend this Mahidol event I would be delighted to hear from you. I imagine many people around the world would appreciate a detailed report on this conference and its proceedings.