“Our journey for peace begins today and every day. Each step is a prayer, each step is a meditation, each step will build a bridge.”. A Biographical Sketch of Somdet Phra Maha Ghosananda “The Gandhi of Cambodia”. • Born Takeo Province, south central Cambodia. • Initiated into. Maha Ghosananda, (Somdet Phra Maha Ghosananda), Cambodian Buddhist patriarch (born ?, Takeo province, Cambodia, French.

Author: Gagis Grotaur
Country: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: History
Published (Last): 27 February 2008
Pages: 137
PDF File Size: 13.87 Mb
ePub File Size: 11.37 Mb
ISBN: 650-5-11500-607-8
Downloads: 59519
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mojinn

Preah Maha Ghosananda – Wikipedia

Views Read Edit View history. You are commenting using your WordPress. A 4x Nobel nominee, he is recipient of many honours, fluent in 15 languages and strong supporter of women’s Buddhism. Inmaua the first year of the United Nations sponsored peace agreement, Maha Ghosananda led the first nationwide Dhammayietra[6] a peace march or pilgrimage, across Cambodia in an effort to begin restoring the hope and spirit of the Cambodian people. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.

Invited to attend the Parliament of the Msha Religions in Chicago. Led interreligious delegation to peace negotiations in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to help seek an end to that country’s long-standing civil war. Ghosananra people in the areas through which the walk passed witnessed the first freely organized event in their lives.

Then, one day, ready, he stepped into the battlefield that was his country. When the Khmer Rouge were driven ghosnanda from the capital, the former soldiers, who had killed thousands of people, arrived in refugee camps too.


The refugees, overcome with emotion, fell to their knees and prostrated before him, wailing loudly. Wat Sampeou Meas is the main temple, but although Samdech has established over 50 temples, he has no connections with any of them. Inhe led the first Dhammayietra walk of truth through miles of land still littered with landmines to restore peace and hope in the lives of the Cambodian people.

He constantly exhorted his followers to think about the present, the now. During this time, he heard some devastating news.

Keep Exploring Britannica Muhammad. He attempted to steer a neutral course for Cambodia in its civil and foreign wars of the late 20th century. Led the Sixth Dhammayietra through areas of Cambodia which were, until a few months before, under the total control of the Khmer Rouge. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Presented as archival content.

After the coup d’etat in July he led the first mass event calling for an end to the use of violence in Cambodian power struggles. InMaha Ghosananda was elected as sanghreach sangharaja by a small gathering of exiled monks in Paris.

Saddened by this news, Ghosananda tried hard to keep his emotions under control.

Preah Maha Ghosananda

SinceMaha Ghosananda worked tirelessly for Buddhism and for human rights. I know nothing about the future either. This site uses cookies.

For nine more years, he went on with his practice of mindful breathing, where he gained the clarity and stability of mind. More than 10 lakh kilometres walked. So let me focus on the present.


Champion of Peace: Preah Maha Ghosananda – The Peace Blog

The dead are dead. Rather, they are presented on the site as yhosananda content, intended for historical reference only. Maha Ghosananda was a peace warrior beyond compare. Unlike most articles on Britannica. He had been called “the Gandhi of Cambodia.

Maha Ghosananda

Led the Fifth Dhammayietra for Peace and Reconciliation in Cambodia, focusing on deforestation and the link between the military, illegal logging and the on going civil war. Has no official students: Uses no syllabus, speaks from the heart. His robes and his passport were, in the true sense, his only possessions.

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. He travelled just as a novice monk would, unaccompanied and unannounced. Launched ecumenical initiatives, world days of prayer for “Peace in Cambodia and the Whole World. Members of Peace Council join the walk. Norodom Sihanouk, twice king of Cambodia —55 and — gghosananda, who also served as prime minister, head of state, ghossananda president.

Named honorary leader of Ponleu Khmer, citizens’ advisory council to the Cambodian Constitutional Assembly. By students in teachers lineage: