Archive for July, 2012

World Faiths Development Dialogue Cambodia presents

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Buddhism and Development, Communities in Cambodia Working as Partners

Date: Tuesday 31st July, 2012
Where: Almond Hotel, (128 F, Samdech Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh) and after lunch, at  Preah Sihamoni Raja Buddhist University (PSBU) with ABE (Association of Buddhists for the Environment)

8 AM: Morning Plenary Session: Presentation of WFDD, fellows current research and key points from Buddhism and Development publication.  WFDD fellows: Laura Hodges and Jenny Cimaglia

9 AM: Presentation of Case Studies from Buddhism and Development Paper: WFDD Fellows

9:30 AM: Coffee/Tea Break

10 AM: Facilitated Small group discussions based on the Buddhism and Development publication: Challenges and Considerations in Partnerships: conference participants

Education and Capacity Concerns
Training and monk “Turnover”
Gender Issues at the Pagoda
Issues of Reach in Messages Delivered by Monks and Lay Clergy

10.30 AM: Presentation of findings from Group Discussions: conference participants

11:30 AM: Lunch at the Almond Hotel

12:45 PM: depart Almond Hotel for Svay Pope Pagoda

1:00 PM: Group tour of Svay Pope Pagoda and an explanation of its different components: Heik Sopheap (ABE)

2:00 PM: Brief Presentation by his Holiness Supreme Patriarch Saàgharaja Bour Kry with Question and Answer to Follow

3:30 PM: Thank you and Closing Remarks: WFDD fellows, Laura Hodges and Jenny Cimaglia

For questions or more information, please contact Laura Hodges at or Jenny Cimaglia at

Invitation-Intelligent Use of Social Media

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Invitation-Intelligent Use of Social Media


Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Dear Friends of Meta House!

Cambodian Prum Vannak was recently recognized by the US State Department as one of 10 “heroes” in the fight against human trafficking.

In 2006, he was kidnapped from Cambodia and forced into virtual slavery in Thailand. For three years, he worked on a fishing boat for 20 hours a day and was mistreated, starved, and tortured. Following his rescue he has captured his experiences in a series of drawings that he hopes will help stop this modern form of slavery.

* Prum Vannak will be our guest of honor
for the roundtable discussion
this Thursday, 2PM @ Meta House.
Open to the Public.

* The documentary BEYOND BORDERS about Prum Vannak
will be screened this Friday, 20/07, 7PM @ Meta.
Prum Vannak and film maker Jocelyn Pederick will be in attendance.

Arts Against Trafficking Talk @ Meta (Thursday, 2pm)

Cadastral Convoy

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

TIM PAGE Invitation 1st July, From 6PM

Dear Friends of Meta House!


We like to invite you to the opening reception of our FREE YOUR MINDS festival at Meta House Phnom Penh, in cooperation with the German Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation.

SUNDAY, 1/07, 6PM
(Invite is attached)

This month the Cambodian-German Cultural Center Meta House launches the first FREE YOUR MINDS Festival, with kind support of Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation and numerous other partners. Musicians, performers, DJs and film directors are traveling to Cambodia to celebrate the freedom of the arts. Artists from SE Asia, Europe, Australia and the USA gather in Phnom Penh for a creative exchange of ideas.

World-renowned war photographer Tim Page has worked for agencies like Time Life and Associated Press. He is said to have partly inspired the character played by Dennis Hopper in the film “Apocalypse Now.” In the Art Café we exhibit classic photos from Vietnam and Cambodia as well as new works.

Mr. Page has been in Cambodia for the last two months photographing the Ministry of Land’s Land Administration Sub Sector Program (LASSP), which has to date issued more than two million land titles to mostly rural poor Cambodians and resolved the majority of land disputes in the program areas. His presence in Cambodia was funded by the Government of Finland through FINNMAP.

At 8.30PM we present a “sneak preview” of a documentary about the challenges of development work in Cambodia, as well as the documentaries LAND IS LIFE (produced by GIZ) and PEPPER: FREEDOM (produced by the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation). Drinks and food are provided.

Please be our guests,
Your Meta House Team

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