About US

A Brief Annual Biography Of Samdech Chuon Nath Buddhist High School

I- Development of Buddhist Education:

In September 1979, Buddhism was officially re-organized by the government and the front-council. In 1989, based on the agreement of the Party Central Committee of Cambodian State No. 292 dated 13th November 1989, the earliest Buddhist Elementary School was officially authorized to establish.
According to principles of the Council of Ministers of the State of Cambodia dated 13th November 1992, the Ministry of Cult and Religion was agreed to re-establish Buddhist Education in which the ministry set up the first Buddhist High School called Suramarit Buddhist High School in Phnom Penh which opened for the first time in 1992-1993 and another place is in Battambang Province, and Buddhist High School was established in various provinces such as Kratie, Takoe, Prey Veng, Kampong Cham, etc,…
In those days Buddhist High School had been highly developed due to the deeply and strongly involvement of the front-Council, Samdech Preah Mangoltepeacha Sanghatthero Um Sum, Samdech Preah Sumedhadhipati Nand Nget, Samdech Preah Dhammalikhit Leass Lay, and Samdech Preah Uttammuni Heng Leangho.

II- The establishment of S.Chuon Nath Buddhist High School, Kampong Cham Province:

In Kampong Cham Province, the increasingly development on the Scope of Buddhism should be noted and proud.

Having supported by the most Venerable Chhiv Sareth (Dhammathorgana of Kampong Cham), Mr. Nguon Chanthy, president of the department of cult and religion together with his staffs, and Mr. Huor Met for several years, the ministry of cult and religion agreed to open Buddhist High School in Kampong Cham Province called Samdech Chuon Nath High School located in Wat Jotanaram (Wat Boeng Kok) with agreement of ministry of cults and religions No. 14-96 k.dh.s. signed 30th July 1996.
Samdech Chuon Nath Buddhist High School was inaugurated in May 15, 1997 under the presidency of Samdech Aggamahasenapatitejo Hun Sen, the prime minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and his madam.

Generous people who sponsored to establish Buddhist High School, namely,

1- Samdech Aggamahasenapatitejo Hun Sen, the prime minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and vice-president of Cambodian People’s Party sponsored a two-storeys of school-building (9 meters x 40 m) with 5 rooms and one meeting hall together with study-materials such as tables, chairs, and white board for teachers-students.
2- JSRC Organization donated a storey of school-building (9m x 40 m), four rooms equiqed with electricity, lamps, fans, and also tables, chairs for students in two rooms.

III. Samdech Chuon Nath Buddhist High School:

First opening ceremony was held on 5th May, 1997 which joined by the following Management Committees:

1- Management Committees:

a. Venerable Chhiv Sareth, (Executive) Director
b. Mr. Ross Sdeung, deputy-director, (deputy-director of A.Y.K department, Kampongcham province). (Retired)
c. Mr. Svay Sophy, Vice-director, (Director of Pedagogical School, Kampongcham Province).
d. Mr. Nguon Vann Thon, secretary (retired staff)

2. Teaching staffs:

a. Three school teachers (teaching Pàli and Religion)
b. Six teachers from public high school (other subjects)

3. Buddhist Student-monks

a. First academic year junior high school: there are 52 student-monks
b. Final academic year: 52 student-monks passed the exam for second academy and other five students moved to Suramarit Buddhist High School.
Conclusion: With great intention of School Management Committees, staffs and the efforts of students, the study-results was reached good quality and students passed the exam for second year 100%.

Seen and Approved
Date: July 10, 2009
Executive Director
(Signature and Seal)

Venerable Thorn Sothea


15 responses to “About US

  1. Meng Bopha

    December 21, 2010 at 7:50 am

    How about Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia uploading to in your web ?
    I knew that PUC is the University that very special in English Language, and so many scholarship student study there also orphans student.

    • scnbhs

      May 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

      Yes, I heard PUC is very popular University in Cambodia. It might be good for everyone if I link it here. Actually, I would like to link all universities in Cambodia, but I have no time to do. With Love and Metta

    • ខ្ញុំចែករំលែក

      May 9, 2011 at 1:52 am

      According to my own experience with PUC. It is surely one of the top universities in Cambodia. Its works for student and its lecturers are such a big challenge for any students who study there. But, as I have heard only someone from Takeo Province is awarded the scholarship with the term that u finish IEAP with grade B or A. For monk, they may have to pay 50%. But it was i heard 3 years ago when i was a student there…
      With love and metta…

  2. scnbhs

    May 9, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Oh, I heard this academic year 2011-2012, the ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport has announced that Government would provide scholarship to thousands of students who finished senior high school around the country for both private and public universities. It is a great opportunity for Cambodian students to get higher education. I want to see such great occasion every year for the benefits of the many, for the peace and happiness of Cambodia and the world and also for the development of human resources in Cambodia. With Metta,

  3. prahoutmonastery

    June 1, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Why worry?
    For every problem under the sun there is a remedy or there is none if there is one try to find it if there is none, why worry about it?


  4. prahoutmonastery

    June 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Dear sir,
    I am very glad to see this page and i would like to say hello to ” Samdech Choun Nath Buddhist High School.” and all teachers and students who have taught and studied in this high school. It remains me to remember all teachers and friends and never forgotten at all.
    I would like to express my great thanks to Venerable Suy Sovann for the helping of creation of this page.
    I hope all of our teachers and friends are well always.
    Pheak Ngan

  5. prahoutmonastery

    June 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Wise men talk because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
    by Plato

  6. prahoutmonastery

    June 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    What is a useful life?
    What is wealth, which is neither distributed nor enjoyed?
    what is power?, which is not exercised to stop enemies?
    what is knowledge?, which is not coupled with dhamma?
    what is life?, which is not being disciplined?

    Pheak Ngan

  7. prahoutmonastery

    June 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Manners support virtues
    Manners are the shadows of virtues.
    Pheak Ngan

  8. prahoutmonastery

    June 2, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Why is it called Abhidhamma?
    Abhidhamma is unique in Buddhism. It is one of the Tipitaka Pali texts which explains Dhammas in detail and in an analytical way. Regarding the explanation of dhammas, it does so in more detail than Suttanta. That is why the text is called Abhidhamma.
    ( Fundamental Abhidhamma by rector of ITBM University page 9)
    Pheak Ngan

  9. prahoutmonastery

    June 2, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Who is the author?
    The Buddha is the author of Abhidhamma. There was a controversy about the authorship. It has been said that Abhidhamma is not the teaching of the Buddha. Indeed, that it is only later work.
    Thera Buddhaghosa, a new commentator, advocates that Abhidhamma is the Buddha’s teaching. It is described in his commentary on Dhammasangani, Atthasalini by name:
    ” His heart by that world-pitying love inspired, when, after the twin miracle, he dwelt. At the high mansion of the Thirty-three, throned- like the sun on Mount Yugandhara on Pandukambula, his rocky seat, Under the tree called Paricchattaka, He by that noble insight gave discourse, on the Abhidhamma to the spirit who came, led by his mother, from the myriad worlds, and compassed him about on every side.”

    ( the Expositor, 2), (the same book mentioned above.)

    Pheak Ngan

  10. prahoutmonastery

    June 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    How many ways can one set up his mindfulness?

  11. prahoutmonastery

    June 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    There are four ways on how the mindfulness should be done. As mentioned in the Mahasatipatthana Sutta.
    What are the four?

  12. Eng Shing Pong

    July 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar, I should say, form Buddhist Schools, Cummunities and even universities.In Tibet, monastery authority was predominantly running the show perviously but now secular education start to take root. Good idea to expand Buddhist schools, college and and even university, like the ones we see in Taiwan and again the private sectors are contributing the most and a few sects of Mahayana are dominant. Once should enhance the teaching of Sakyamuni Buddha and the elements of Primitive Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism plays an important part! Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu to all who contribute to the education of Buddhism in Cambodia.

  13. Mey Sopheakdei

    May 30, 2012 at 6:00 am

    The great thing is we live happily together within a beautiful land of Cambodia


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