Venerable Priya is the Buddhist Chaplain at Emory University since January 2020. He is a Theravada Buddhist monk originally from Chattogram, Bangladesh. Before coming to Emory, Venerable Priya served for four years as the Buddhist Chaplain at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. In his role as the Buddhist Chaplain, Venerable Priya provided spiritual care and counseling to communities of students and faculty and staff. Through regular bi-weekly sessions, he offered and led Dharma practice gatherings and facilitated group discussions. He organized monthly guest lectures in collaboration with local Buddhist monastics and teachers, and he supported the Tufts Buddhist Mindfulness Sangha, Tufts’ student-led Buddhist community, in organizing and leading semesterly off-campus weekend retreats. He has attended several interfaith programs and panels as an organizer, a facilitator, and/or a speaker within Tufts University Chaplaincy and in the greater Boston area.