DR.SUPACHAI VERAPUCHONG

Founder , Secretary – General

BodhiGayāVijjālaya 980 Institute, India

CONTACT

CONTACT

INDIA OFFICE :

The Royal Monastry Bodhgaya
935 Bodh Gaya, Bihar , India 824231

Mob.+919973633833

THAILAND OFFICE :

14 Soi Ngamwongwan 8 , Ngamwongwan Rd ,

Tambon Bang Khen, Amphoe Mueang Nonthaburi,

Chang Wat Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand

Tel.+666 4529 5955

BodhiGayāVijjālaya 980 Institute, India

Under the Patronage of Buddhagaya Thai Temple (Royal Thai Monastery), Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar and Bodhigaya 980 Club , Verapuchong Foundation

On the auspicious occasion of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 80th birthday anniversary in 2007, the Royal Thai Embassy in New Delhi, Republic of India, organized a mass ordination ceremony dedicated to HM the King in the vicinity of the Bodhi tree where Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment, and at the Buddhagaya Thai Temple (Royal Thai Monastery). Eighty-six Thai nationals, comprising senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Thai Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, businessmen and layman, were ordained as Buddhist monks at that time. During visits to holy sites such as Rajagir, Saravasti, and Chetavana Vihara, these monks immersed themselves in the study and practice of the Buddha’s teachings, an experience that further strengthened their faith in Buddhism.

After leaving the monkhood, this group of former monks, who call themselves the “Bodhi” group, founded the Bodhigaya 980 Club with the aim to perform good deeds for Buddhism and for lay society. In accordance with this goal, they agreed to support the founding of Bodhigayavijjalaya 980 Institute. The Institute’s very first endeavor, which continues today, is the project to sponsor Buddhist monks from Thailand and Mekong river region such as Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to travel to the Buddha’s homeland in order to immerse themselves in the in-depth study and practice of dhamma. Recognizing the importance of educating the sangha, the Institute created the Buddha Bhumi Study Program focusing on the application of the Teachings in every aspect of life and work with the aim of achieving change in oneself and by extension, in one’s community and society at large. As such, the Program’s goals are to promote true awareness of situations as they are, which will lead to the formation of appropriate perspectives and positions based on a true understanding of problems and obstacles; and to encourage the appropriate application of the Buddha’s teachings, gained from studies of the Tipitaka and from meditation, to find timely solutions to problems which arise domestically as well as in neighboring countries and in the global community.

OBJECTIVE and TARGETS

To develop personnel who are able to apply dhamma in their work serving Buddhism

To train Buddhist missionaries in the promulgation of Buddhism in India and Nepal, the Buddha’s home country

To develop lecturers to spread Buddhism among Buddhist assemblies

To support mediation study according to the sangha’s curriculum

To study Buddhist history and archaeological evidences in the Buddha’s home country

To spread the Buddha’s teachings among the public at large

To further strengthen Buddhism in Thailand, Mekong river region and the world community

To promote good relations between Thailand, India and Mekong river region through religion, the arts, culture and interchange of customs

To encourage those previously ordained under the Bodhi Tree in Buddhagaya to join the Bodhigaya 980 Club and jointly carry out activities in support of the sustenance and promotion of Buddhism in Thailand and Mekong River region such as Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar.

In addition, BODHIGAYAVIJJALAYA 980 INSTITUTE has organized projects related to Buddhism in Thailand and in the Mekong region. The details are briefly as follows.

Organized the Project for Buddhist Monks’ In-Depth Dhamma Study and Practice in the Buddha’s Home Country

13 Octorber 2013

Attended the international conference in The World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) at Bangkok Thailand with the Most Venerable Phramaha Phong Samaleuk, the 4th President of the Central Buddhist Fellowship Organization of Lao PDR

17-18 May 2014

Organized the International conference on “REUNITING SUVARNABHUMI THROUGH BUDDHISM” 1st

Theme: The Nobel Eight Fold Path Leading To The Cessation Of Problems

At The Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

4 September 2014

Organized the International conference on “REUNITING SUVARNABHUMI THROUGH BUDDHISM”2nd

Theme : Buddhist Diplomacy

At the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra golf & spa resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

9-13 September 2015

Organized the International conference on

“REUNITING SUVARNABHUMI THROUGH BUDDHISM” 3rd

Theme: Building a Golden Land of Dhamma Together

At The Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

21 May – 4 June 2017

Dhammayatra in 5 Mekong River basin countries, 1st (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam) Theme: Follow in the path of Phra Ariya monks, Mekong River Basin.

A monumental success and has since received much praise and encouragement from both Buddhist religious leaders and leaders of the five countries: Myanmar, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

15-31 Octorber 2019

Organized the Project of Dhammayatra in 5 Mekong River basin countries, 2nd (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam)
Theme : Buddhist Diplomacy

A monumental success and has since received much praise and encouragement from both Buddhist religious leaders and leaders of the five countries: Myanmar, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

2 March 2020

Boddhigayavijjalaya 980 Institute, Verapuchong Foundation and Faculty of Buddhism, mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya university (MCU) have organized the Research Project “AN INFLUENCE OF NAGA KING IN FIVE MEKONG RIVER BASIN COUNTRIES” It is divided into 5 volumes: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Content scope in this research work, the main content is to focus on the concept of Naga King which appears in Buddhist scriptures, such as Tipitaka, Commentaries etc., and other academic works such as texts, research work, academic papers, etc., including to the theory of belief.

4 July 2022

Organize the Press conference of the research results in the first volume name as “INFLUENCES OF BELIEFS ABOUT NAGA KING TO BUDDHISM IN THAILAND”

At Thai Nakorn Patana Co.,Ltd. ,Nonthaburi 11000 THAILAND

6-10 July 2022

Organize the Dhammayatra in Thailand (16 points of Naga king land)

Theme : Worship Naga king bāramī (meritorious acts)

9 July 2022

Announce “The declaration of honor to Naka King who practiced Dhama and the guardian of Buddhism”

At Wat Roi Phra Putthabat Phu Manorom, Mukdahan, Thailand