International Council for the Day of Vesak (ICDV)
คณะกรรมการสมาคมสภาสากลวันวิสาขบูชาโลก
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President
The Most Venerable Prof. Dr. Phra Brahmapundit
Vice President
The Most Venerable Xue Cheng
Vice President
Venerable Dr. Tampalawela Dhammaratana
Vice President
Mr. Masakazu Matsumoto
Secretary-General
Venerable Associate Professor Phra Sigambhirayan, Ph.D.
Assistant Secretary-General
Venerable Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phramaha Hansa Dhammahaso, Ph.D.
Assistant Secretary-General
Venerable Dr. Yuan Ci
Assistant Secretary-General
Mr. Goh Seng Chai
Treasurer
Venerable Phrakhrupalad Suvathanavachirakhun
Assistant Treasurer
Venerable Phra Sithawatchamethi
Member
The Most Venerable Ching Hsing, PhD
Member
The Most Venerable Dr. Ashin Nyanissara, PhD., D.Litt.
Member
Venerable Professor Dr. Khammai Dhammasami
Member
Venerable Prof. Dr. Jinwol Lee (Young Ho Lee), PhD (UC Berkeley)
Member
Venerable Dr. Akuratiye Nanda Thero
Member
Venerable Dr. Godagama Mangala Thero
Member
Venerable Bhante Chao Chu
Member
Meachee Sansanee Sathiarasut
Member
Prof. Dr. Le Mahn That, PhD
Member
Dr. Egil Lothe
Member
Mr. Hidenori Uetsuji
Member
Mr. Toyoda Nobuo
Member
Mr. Phallop Thaiarry
Member
Asst. Prof. Dr. Suraphon Suyaphrom
Member
Mr.Nopparat Benjawatananun





Venerable Bhante Chao Chu is the Abbot of Rosemead Buddhist Monastery and the president of the Los Angeles Buddhist Union (LABU). Born in Sri Lanka, he ordained to the Buddhist monastic order in 1964, graduating from the Buddhist College in 1970. He spent a number of years in studies through the seventies that included language studies at the University of Nan Jing in China as well as in Hong Kong. Fluent in Mandarin, he travels extensively throughout Asia giving lectures as a teacher of Buddhism. Many of the themes in his talks center on how to lead a life of harmony and balance that gives regard for people, living beings and the environment.

Since coming to the United States in 1981, he has been involved in numerous interfaith and inter-Buddhist activities in Los Angeles that include leadership roles such as president of the Center for Buddhist Development, executive committee member of the World Fellowship of Buddhists and the World Buddhist Sangha Council, and vice president of the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California. He is also an executive committee member of International Committee of the United Nations Day of Vesak and an advisor for the International Association of Buddhist Universities.

Venerable Bhante Chao Chu received a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from California State University of Los Angeles and a Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies from the University of Kelaniya. He also founded and is very active in the Bosath Children’s Education Foundation which helps underprivileged children by providing them free education in computer learning and English. The learning centers are located in different parts of Asia and especially in Sri Lanka.


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