Mr. Sulak Sivaraksa

28th Recipient, 2011, Thailand

Sulak Sivaraksa was born in 1933 in Thailand. Educated in Thailand, England, and Wales in law and other disciplines, he returned to Bangkok in 1961. Sulak’s long career has seen him using his intellectual gifts to propel the concept and movement of Engaged Buddhism. Sulak has worked as a teacher, scholar, publisher, activist, and founder of many organizations. He has authored more than a hundred books and monographs in Thai and English.