With an inspiration to live a meaningful life and die a noble death a 10-day festival held at Sathira-Dhammasathan in Thailand on December 1-10, 2017, and included the International Conference on December 5-7, 2017.
Indian philanthropist Satish Modi’s book “In love with death” was also launched in the Thai language at this festival. A book launch event was held in Bangkok on the 5th of December, on the occasion of the late Thai King’s first birth anniversary during the 10-day festival in Bangkok – ‘Living with Meaning and Dying with Nobility’.
The aim of this book is to help people overcome their fear of dying, to make them look at death positively, motivating them to live their lives filled with goodness, love, and compassion.
Shri Satish Modi was appointed an ‘Ambassador for Philanthropy’ by the UK’s Founding Ambassador for Philanthropy, Dame Stephanie Shirley, in recognition of his philanthropy in India and role as an advocate to others. He was presented the World Peace Tartan in Edinburgh in 2012 and in November 2015, with the Tara Award in Bangkok.
Satish Modi also launched Arts for India, a charity, registered in the U.K., to help support underprivileged, talented artists from India.
Sathira-Dhammasthan was founded in 1987 by Ven. Mae Chee Sansanee Sthirasuta a Buddhist nun, is a learning community for peace and harmony, providing a variety of programs for people of all ages, genders, and walks of life. It is set in nine acres of trees, with lotus ponds and meditative nooks. The center, under Ven. Mae Chee Sansanee leadership believes that Dhamma is sacred when it can be applied in the normal way of living.