The Thousand Stars Foundation is organizing a conference and meditation training on the Buddha Amitabha and on practicing mindfulness of death according to the Tibetan tradition. ‘Amitabha’ means ‘boundless light’ and refers to the Buddha’s infinite compassion to all sentient beings. On the first day of the conference, January 27, 2007, there will be a teaching on Bardo and meditation on Buddha Amitabha by Ven. Kandroma Palden Chotso from Dzachuka, Tibet. On Sunday, January 28, there will be a series of academic talks by prominent Thai scholars such as Dr. Tavivat Puntarigvivat, Dr. Pratoom Angurohita, Dr. Prapod Assavavirulhakarn, Dr. Somparn Promta and Setthapong Jongsa-nguan. The conference will end with an empowerment ceremony of White Tara by Ven. Kandroma Palden Chotso. English summary will be provided for the event on Jan. 27 and for the empowerment ceremony on Jan. 28. For more details contact Areeratana Sirikoon at firstname.lastname@example.org.