Cover page Sermons Based on Buddhist Precepts: A response to HIV/AIDS ISBN/DATE



Prepared by Monk Group, Mae Chan District, Chiang Rai in collaboration with Mae Chan Hospital, Chiang Rai, Thailand



Religion plays a major role in our life as we learn to cope with birth, diseases, aging and death
Tlie Buddhist monks in Mae Cliaii. in witnessing the devastation to their own families, relatives and friends in tlie community, decided to mobilize the religious sector for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support.
These beautiful sermons are written by tlie monks based on the Buddhist precepts and are an excellent example of the religious sector's contribution to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support from its own unique strength and tlie role in society which complement existing health sectors* approach for a holistic community response.
We are grateful to tlie monks for giving us tlie permission to translate these sermons from Lanna Thai to English. We hope to mobilize additional resources in order to translate it into other languages such as Laotian. Khmer, Met Namese and Cliinese to spread the words to people who can heed Hie preaching.

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December 2000