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THE WISDOM OF SUSTAINABILITY

Posted March 31, 2009, 03:45 AM HST Updated April 1, 2009, 04:10 PM HST
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The Wisdom of Sustainability

A dialogue with Sulak Sivaraksa and Manulani Aluli Meyer

Monday, April 20, 2009, at 6:00 p.m.,

McCoy Studio Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center

“Aloha is the intelligence with which we meet life.”

-Olana Kaipo Ai

Ajahn Sulak Sivaraksa and Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer will explore our globalized economy and how it affects us personally, spiritually, and as a community.

Sulak Sivaraksa.  Photo Courtesy:  Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Sulak Sivaraksa. Photo Courtesy: Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Manulani Aluli Meyer.  Photo Courtesy:  Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Manulani Aluli Meyer. Photo Courtesy: Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sulak Sivaraksa is one of Asia’s leading social thinkers and activists. His wide-ranging work includes founding the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and dozens of other grassroots organizations, and authoring more than 100 books in Thai and English, including The Wisdom of Sustainability: Buddhist Economics for the 21st Century. In 1995 he received the Right Livelihood Award, known as the alternative Nobel Peace Prize.

Manulani Aluli Meyer is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Hawai’i, Hilo, specializing in Hawaiian cultural views of intelligence. She is author of Ho’oulu: Our Time of Becoming, and the forthcoming Hawaiian Knowing.

“Sulak Sivaraksa and I share a conviction that if we are to solve human problems, economic and technological development must be accompanied by an inner spiritual growth.”

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-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“A far-reaching visionary, Manu Aluli Meyer captures an essence of what it means to be Hawaiian.”

-Luana Palapala Busby-Neff, Hawaiian cultural practitioner

Admission $15. For information, contact 875-7995. For tickets, call 242-SHOW (7469). www.mauiarts.org

or www.alakukui.com

(Place holder image & photos Courtesy:  Maui Arts & Cultural Center)

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