About Me

Meditation essentially accommodates peace inside us!. “Peace is our common goal. I was making peace with myself so I could share it with others”(Ghosananda). Meditation has been my daily routine since I left monkshood.

MY VISION
Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing ; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumor ; nor upon what is in a scripture ; nor upon surmise; nor upon an axiom; nor upon specious reasoning; nor upon a bias towards a notion that has been pondered over; nor upon another’s seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, “The monk is our teacher.” Kalamas, when you yourselves know: “These things are good; these things are not blamable; these things are praised by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness,” enter on and abide in them.’ – Kalama Sutta

MY VALUES

  • Self-awareness: emotional self-awareness, accurate self-assessment and self-confidence.
  • Self management: self-control, transparency, adaptability, achievement, initiative and optimism.
  • Social awareness: empathy, organizational awareness and service.
  • Relationship management: inspirational leadership, influence, developing others, change catalyst, conflict management, building bonds and teamwork.
  • Risk Taker: capability of predicting, foreseeing and projecting future; and taking risk to pursue changes.
  • Peace: pursuing mindfulness and consciousness through meditation as the vehicle to face all hardship and challenges.
  • Diversity: respect cultural and individual differences and is inclusive in work activities. Utilize and recognize the contribution of different perspectives.
  • Trust: promote open communication, accepts and acts on open and honest feedback, take responsibilities for actions and admits mistakes.
  • Respect: practice patience and active listening. Show patience, tolerance and concern for people at all levels and from all backgrounds.
  • Integrity: keep commitments and promises, displays and reinforces the highest ethical standard, accurately represents own competencies.
  • Excellence: insist on excellence in all things, provide recognition beyond wins and billability, continuously strive to innovate and improve, contributes to and stays current with developments in the field.

    Masters Degree Graduation in May 18, 2008 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Personal Details and Accomplishments

  • Ambitious and focused whilst appreciating the need to remain flexible.

Skills

Communication:

  • Skills in giving presentations.
  • Confident and inspiring public talk.
  • Excellent verbal and dialogue skills.
  • Working more than ten year as a community facilitator and preacher allowed me to enhance my effective communication skills.

Problem solving:

  • Experiencing as a community members and associations mediator in Khmer-Canadian Buddhist Cultural Center has enriched me in dealing with all controversial issues.
  • Degree courses allowed me to enhance my analytic and problematic solving skills.
  • Working as a leader of community-based development and with the grass root people helped me to learn how to solve problems as they arise in the complex manner.

Team Work:

  • During my ten years experiences in working with grass root level of people and community-based enhancements have provided me an outstanding insight of team work management. This includes time management, negotiation, commitment, and communication; and helps me realized the essence of team work building.
  • As part of my degree, I have also participated in group projects and team work presentation at the international conference.

IT Skills:

  • I have knowledge of, and am competent in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • I am a confident internet user and have used the web to research many topic areas for my courses and relating works.
  • I am confident to create simple websites using html, java script, css and dream weaver. It is part of my creativity and innovation to communicate with people around the world who share similar vision and background through web pages. I have built more than ten community webpages and blogs.

Languages:

  • Khmer:native language.
  • English: typically expert user with fully operational commands in English that present a wide range of listening, speaking, writing and reading demands.
  • Thai: expert user with fully operational command: appropriate, accuracy and fluency with complete understanding, able to read and write very well.
  • Lao: very good user in operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies.

Education:

2008-2012                              PhD Student in Public Policy

University of Hawaii at Manoa    Public Policy of Governance
2006 – 2008                             MA Political Science – MPS
University of Hawaii graduate in May 2008
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

1998 – 2001 B.A. Philosophy (2nd Honorary)
MahachulalongkornBuddhistUniversity Faculty of Buddhism
Bangkok, Thailand

1997 – 1999                          Pariyatti Dhamma Certificate
PreahPirenDhammaSchool Distinct Three Grades Intensive Courses  of Higher Education in Buddhism
Bangkok, Thailand
Ethics and Way of Life

1991 – 1993 Baccalaureate School
10 January 1979 High School Twelve Years of Compulsory
Siem Reap, Cambodia                          Public School

Certificates:
2006 – 2007                                 Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP)
East-WestCenter Graduate Certificate
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, USA

August 2004              Certificate of Teacher of English as a   Foreign Language Program
University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada

June 2004                            Certificate of the ProfessionalTeaching Development Program for Second Language Teachers of the Southern Alberta Heritage Language Association (SAHLA)
University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada

2002 – 2003 Graduate School
SilpakornUniversity Faculty of Archaeology
Bangkok, Thailand                                Major in Oriental Epigraphy

Graduate Courses Taken
Spring 2002
Course Code 314303:            Sanskrit Grammar and Composition SU: 4.00          GR: S
University of Silpakorn, Archaeology Department, Major: Oriental Epigraphy
Bangkok, Thailand

Spring 2002
Course Code 314401: Phonology CR: 2.00          GR: B+
University of Silpakorn, Archaeology Department, Major: Oriental Epigraphy
Bangkok, Thailand

Spring 2002
Course Code 314404: Paleography I CR: 2.00          GR: A
University of Silpakorn, Archaeology Department, Major: Oriental Epigraphy
Bangkok, Thailand

Fall 2002
Course Code 314406: Paleography in Southeast Asia
CR: 2.00          GR: B+
University of Silpakorn, Archaeology Department, Major: Oriental Epigraphy
Bangkok, Thailand

Fall 2002
Course Code 314440: Sanskrit Grammar, Composition and Translation CR:4 GR: B
University of Silpakorn, Archaeology Department, Major: Oriental Epigraphy
Bangkok, Thailand

Fall 2002
Course Code 314460: Cambodian Phonology
CR: 2               GR: B
University of Silpakorn, Archaeology Department, Major: Oriental Epigraphy
Bangkok, Thailand

Fall 2002
Course Code 314464: Modern Cambodian Literature
CR: 2               GR: A
University of Silpakorn, Archaeology Department, Major: Oriental Epigraphy
Bangkok, Thailand

Fall 2006
Business (BUS) 669: Directed Reading and Research
CR: 2.00          GR: A
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA

Fall 2006
Management (MGT) 650: Management Topics
CR: 3.00          GR: A
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA

Fall 2006
Management (MGT) 660: Negotiation
CR: 3.00          GR: A
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA

Spring 2007
Political Science (POLS) 651: Political Leadership
CR: 3.00          GR: A
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA

Spring 2007
Public Administration (PUBA) 622: Strategies of Change
CR: 3.00          GR: A-
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA

Spring 2007
Public Administration (PUBA) 667: Special Topics (Culture)
CR: 3.00         GR: A
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA

Scholarship, Honor and Award

  • Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP)

Freeman Foundation, East-West Center, Honolulu
Hawaii, US, 2006-2007

  • Certificate of Recognition from City of Calgary and SAHLA for Cambodian Second Language Instructing

Calgary, Alberta
Canada, 2004

  • Certificate of the Professional Development Program for Second Language Teachers of SAHLA

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Canada, 2004

  • Certificate of Recognition for Youth Instruction

Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Bangkok
Thailand, 2003

  • Graduate Degree Fellowship

Silpakorn University, major in Oriental Epigraphy
Bangkok, Thailand, 2002

  • Certificate of Recognition for Youth Instruction

Mahamakut University
Bangkok, Thailand, 2002

  • Fellowship award of the Ministry of Cults and Religions of Thailand,

Bangkok, Thailand, 1998 – 2001

Conferences, Workshops and Seminar Presentations

  • August 20, 2005

Khmer Youth Roles in a Multicultural Society, presented at Cambodian Community Symposium organized by Cambodian-Canadian Association of Alberta, Calgary, AB, Canada

  • June 21, 2005

Buddha teaching in dealing with domestic abuses, presented at FaithLink’s Conference: Building Bridge to End Abuses, Calgary, AB, Canada

  • June 9, 2005

Domestic abuses according to Buddhist perspective, presented at ArmyTemple organized by FaithLink organization, Calgary, AB, Canada

  • May 29, 2004

The meaning of Visakha Day”, presented at Visakha Day Celebration organized by International Buddhist Foundation, Calgary, AB, Canada

  • September 22, 2007 participated conference Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan, Charting a Course for Hawaii’s Sustainable Future”, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Articles and Papers (All in Khmer language)

  • Leadership According to Buddha’s Teaching, published in website and community newsletter, June 13, 2005
  • Meditation (Concentration Meditation & Insight Meditation): The Study of Benefits and Practicing Method, published in website and community newsletter, July 21, 2004
  • Buddhism & Economics, published in website, November 11, 2004
  • The Gratitude Towards Parents, published in website, December 25, 2005
  • Sociology in Buddhism, published in website and community newsletter, December 16, 2004
  • Mind is a substantial part of life that is difficult to cope, published in website, May 19, 2004
  • Theology in Buddhism, published in website, December 5, 2004
  • Religion or Spiritual, published in website, May 5, 2004
  • The Core Teachings of Buddhism, published in website, June 11, 2004
  • The Importance of Speech, published in website, November 14, 2003

Publications

  • A Constitution for Living, The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation, Taiwan, 2005
  • Good Question Good Answer (Translation from English to Khmer), Bhikkhu Dhammika, The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation, Taiwan, 2005

Personal Future Goals

  • Working as a freelance, teacher, public speaker or lecturer in conferences, seminars, universities or educational institutes.
  • Working in the government sector of the International Affairs in Cambodia.
  • Working at the grassroots level of people focusing on community-based development through volunteering, charity, and social entrepreneurship in order to alleviate poverty and leverage the well-being of the people.
  • Building structural base for effective administration of government, local public services, associations and communities.
  • Conducting moral enhancing outreach program in Khmer Youth Education Buddhist Center.
  • Instructing leadership development to young students, Buddhist monks and clergies to empower themselves with self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness and relationship management.
  • Aiming to achieve the initiative of Leadership Capacity Building for Cambodian youth.
  • Searching for real happiness which comes from internal peace and contentment. This can be essentially achieved by meditation. Have practiced meditation daily since 1993.

Sophoan

បណ្តាំម្តាយខ្ញុំ
បណ្តាំចុងក្រោយរបស់អ្នកម្តាយ ដក់ជាប់ចិត្តកាយរហូតរៀងមក
ទោះឈឺចុកចាប់រោគាវិប្បយោគ ម្តាយខំរិះរកខ្សិបប្រាប់បុត្រភ្ញា។
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