Venerable Phra Dr. Anil Sakya has served on the faculty of the College of Religious Studies at Mahidol University and at Mahamakut Buddhist University in Thailand and is a lecturer on religious and cultural studies at many leading colleges internationally. He served as the assistant secretary to the previous Supreme Patriarch of Thailand and has received various rewards and scholorships from the Thai Royal family.
Venerable Phra Dr. Anil Sakya was born in Nepal and at the age of 14, he became a novice and was ordained as a Bhikku in Thailand in 1980. He received his B.A. in Sociology (Honors) from Mahamakut Buddhist University; M.A. in Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal; MPhil in Social Anthropology, Christ's College, Cambridge University, UK; and Ph.D. from Brunel University, UK.
Venerable Dr. Phra Anil Sakya and Lama Rangbar at Buddha Jayanti Nepal 2016