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Weerasak Suwannawong


This publication of volume 12 No.1 could not have been possible without
the persistence, hard work, and dedication of MCU’s scholars, Buddhist’s Scholars
worldwide and IBSC staff. Ven. Prof. Dr. Phrarajapariyatkavi and his team supervise
communication and collection of the paper. Director of the IABU Secretariat Office,
Venerable Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phramaha Hansa Dhammahaso and his team produce
a decent format and design. We wish to also thank all members of the Executive
Council and the Editorial Committee for their devotion. We are also grateful to our
many sponsors of the last World Mindfulness Forum during 15 May 2019, the IABU
Executive Secretary Venerable Khammai Dhammasami, the academic team of IABUMCU for their assistance, particularly Ven. Phra Weerasak Jayadhammo – for his
kind dedication and editing, we would also like to welcome James Featherstone and
Samaneri Daria Mikheeva who joined the team for an Internship in Academic Works


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Suwannawong, W. (2019). Preface. The Journal of International Association of Buddhist Universities (JIABU), 12(1), i-iix. Retrieved from
Author Biography

Weerasak Suwannawong, International Buddhist Studies College, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University

Venerable Weerasak Suwannawong, widely known as Ajahn Tah, he is a noble follower of the Dhamma, who is walking on the footstep of the Buddha and ordained as a Buddhist monk with taking the name Bhikkhu Jayadhammo since July 13, 2011. He obtained Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA, BIT major in computer and networking) from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia and obtained Master of Arts in Peace Studies from Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (MCU), Thailand. Ajahn Tah started his spiritual journey under the tradition of Ajahn Panyanandha Bhikkhu, a blossom Dhamma friend (kalyanamitta) of eminent Buddhist monk Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu of Suanmokha. He is a resident of Wat-Panyanantaram, which is located in Pathumthani, Thailand. Venerable Weerasak Suwannawong has 11 published items, including Common Buddhist Text: Guidance and insight from the Buddha (Thai version), Buddhist Peace Means: Integration theories and Conflicts management tools and Manual for Academics Works: Research Papers, Theses, Dissertations and Articles (with Professor Dr. Frank J. Hoffman). Currently, he is a Lecturer at International Buddhist Studies College, MCU along with conducting as the editor for the Journal of The International Association of Buddhist Universities (JIABU) under MCU. His research interest is Theravada Buddhism, Abhidhamma, and Early Buddhism. Apart from his research conducting, Ajahn Tah offering a spiritual scholarship for both Thai and Foreign Dhamma seekers in guiding Mindfulness Meditation practice and teaching Buddhist Philosophy at International Center of Wat-Panyanantaram.