Natacha Thamthanapaisarn is a Buddhist Devotee who has worked as a Dhamma Volunteer for more than 10 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Social science) from Taksin University, South of Thailand. She also holds an M.A. (Vipassana Meditation) from Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, and has finished a Ph.D. in Buddhist Philosophy.
Natacha has experienced a seven-month meditation course with the methods of Mahasi Sayadow. She is experienced in various methods of Anapanasati and Rising/Falling meditation with the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana traditions. She holds Mindfulness Training courses for children and people around Thailand who have no chance. She is the founder of The International Buddhist association for Practice, and teaches meditation in various courses in the US and Asia. At present, Natacha is a visiting teacher at MCU and other universities in Thailand. She is the director and Vipassanajarn of the International Meditation Center, Watthaibuddhagaya, Bihar, India.
Puvanart Keoplang is now working as a freelance consultant/trainer/mentor for management and innovation systems. As a voluntary activist, he is the chairman of Innovative Volunteer Group in Thailand and a member of the International Meditation Working group, Watthaibuddhagaya, Bihar, India. He specialist in the Neutrality and Sufficient lifestyle.
He served as a volunteer liaison for international guests for the 7th, 8th, and 9th United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations and international Buddhism conferences in Thailand in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He also organized four volunteer projects in Thailand and in India dedicated to Lord Buddha and King Rama IX of Thailand in 2011, 2012, and 2017.
Puvanart was born in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. He holds two bachelor’s degrees, in Architecture and Computer information systems, a Master’s of Business Administration in Computer information science, and a Ph.D. in Technopreneurship and innovation management.
Chaiyen Ratnavijarn is the M.D and Professor at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, with medical experience at hospital in New York, USA. He finished Abhidhamma studies and Ph.D in Buddhist studies from Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University. He is president of Abhidhamma Society Thailand. He has experiences of the Buddha’s way of psychotherapy.
Being practice in ophthalmology, but for the last five years, if the patient allowed, he gave the Buddha’s way of psychotherapy to ophthalmologic patients who came for eye care but with signs of psychosis. There were about ten cases, all who could get excellent results with radical cured or almost within a year or two. Most of the patients had been under care of psychiatrists for more than five to ten years, but not cured but only maintained, not any better, not worse with daily taking tranquilizers, many dependent on relatives and unable to work.
At present Dr. Chaiyen is a professor MD at Bangkok International Hospital, Thailand.