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Ven. Dapane Chandaratana


Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Department of Buddhist Philosophy
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Academic Qualification 

  • B.A. (Hons) in Buddhist Philosophy (English Medium), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka-2012.
  • M.A. (Two Years) in Buddhist Studies (English medium), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya-2015.
  • English Language Proficiency Programme, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, Duration- One Month 2016.
  • Staff Development Course, University of Kelaniya-2015.
  • Diploma in Buddhist Counseling, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka-2011.
  • Diploma in English, J M C Language Faculty Gampaha, Duration-six months, 2008.
  • Advanced Certificate Course in English, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka Duration-one year, 2012.
  • Certificate Course in English, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Duration-one year, 2011.
  • Diploma in English, Oxford Business Collage, Colombo, Duration-six months, 2012.
  • Diploma in Computer, Suriya Foundation (Vocational Training Centre) Gampaha Duration,-six months, 2006.

Academic Experience

  • Senior Lecturer in Buddhist Philosophy at Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2022)
  • Senior Lecturer in Buddhist Philosophy at Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura 2021/07/03 to 2022/07/18)
  • Lecturer in Buddhist Philosophy at Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura (from 2018/07/03 to 2021/07/03)
  • Probationary Lecturer in Buddhist Philosophy at Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura (from 2015/07/03 to 2018/07/03)
  • Visiting Lecturer in Buddhist Philosophy at Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura-2018
  • Visiting Lecturer in Buddhist Philosophy at Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka- 2013 to 2014
  • Lecturer in Buddhist Philosophy, External Degree Programme at Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka (from 2015/07/03 to 2022/07/18)
  • Lecturer in Diploma of Buddhist Studies at Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, (from 2015/07/03 to 2022/07/18)
  • Lecturer in Buddhist Philosophy, Diploma Course at Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka-2014
  • Sinhala Language Teacher in Mangalagiri Mulika Pirivena, Warana, Kalagedihena-2014
  • Temporary English Teacher in Sri Lanka Vidyalaya, Maradana-2013

Administration

  • President, Teachers' Association of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka -2020.
  • Co-Secretary, National Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka -2017.
  • Co-Secretary, International Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka-2021.
  • Sub-warden (Academic), Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka -2021.
  • Coordinator of Diploma in Buddhist Studies (external), Unite of Post Graduate degrees, external degrees and extension Courses-2019-2021. 
  •  Coordinator of Palm leaf digitizing Programme, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka-2017-2018.
  • Coordinator of English Medium Dhamma Preaching Practice Programme for Student Monks, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka-2017-2018.
  • Coordinator of English Medium Sutta Dhamma Discussion, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka-2017-2018.
  • Member of steering committee of 02nd International Abhidhamm Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka-2018.
  • Member of Decoration Committee of International Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka-2015.
  • Member of Registration Committee of National Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka-2017.
  • Member of Abstract Reviewing Committee, International Research Conference in Humanities and Social Science, University of Sri Jayawardhenapura-2018.
  • Member of Cultural Event Organizing Committee, International Buddhist Conference, 2019, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.
  • Secretary of Department Meeting of Buddhist and Pali studies, Bhikshu University of Sri Lanka-2018.
  • A Member of Advisory Board of the International Conference Organized by the Department of Buddhist and Pali Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka-2019
  • Committee Member, Internal Buddhist Philosophy Subject Review Committee, Department of Buddhist and Pali Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka- 2017.
  • Committee Member of Study Board of the Unite of Post Graduate, External Degrees and Extension Course Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka- 2019-2022.

Research Interests

  • Buddhist Philosophy 
  • Epistemology and Logic

Research & Publications

International/ National Seminar Presentations

  • Chandaratana, D., (2012), Buddhist and Logical Positivists’ attitude to Metaphysics, 01st National Conference, 24-25 of August, 2012, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, ISBN 978-955-9373-06-3, PP. 202-203.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2012), Critical Analysis of Elimination of Ethics of A. J Ayer and Carnap with Reference to Buddhist Ethics, 08th Annual Conference on Buddhist Studies 21-22 of December 2012. Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, ISSN 2235-9931, PP. 24-25.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2015), The Use of Upamā as Partial Theory of Knowledge in Early Buddhism, International Postgraduate Research Conference, iprc, 10-11 of December 2015, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2015), The Utility of Buddhist Ethics to Reduce Cybercrimes, 04th International Buddhist Conference, 4-5 of December 2015, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, ISBN 978-955-1867-07-2, PP. 200-201.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2016), The Utility of Satipaṭṭhana Sutta as Technique in Counseling for Mental Disorders, 09th Annual Research Conference, 24-26 of March  2016, The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, ISSN 1800-4067, P. 161.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2016), A Comparative Study of Visuddhimagga and Vimuttimagga, 6th international Buddhist conference, 01-03 of July 2016, “Theravada and Buddhaghōsa”, Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies, PP. 12-13.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2016), The Utility of Buddhist Disciplinary Codes for Conservation of the Environment, National Conference on Green Practices, 14 of July 2016, Staff Development Center, University of Kelaniya, At Water’s Edge Battaramulla, ISSN 2448-9743.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2016), The Utility of “Analysis of non-Conflict” (Aranavibhaṅga) for External Peace, 12th National Conference on Pali and Buddhist Studies, 2016, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Jayawardenapura, ISSN 2550-2522, PP. 198-201.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2016), A Comparative Study of Paṭiccasamuppāda and Relativism of Hua-Yen Buddhism, International Conference on Sanskrit Studies, ICSS-2016 Department of Sanskrit Studies, University of Kelaniya, ISBN, 978-955-704-006-6. P. 78
  • Chandaratana, D., (2016), A Comparative Study of Universal Political Structure in Kauṭilya’s Arthasāstra and Buddhism, International Conference on Sanskrit Studies, ICSS-2016, Department of Sanskrit Studies University of Kelaniya, ISBN, 978-955-704-006-6. PP. 42-43.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2016), The Influence of Psycho-Physical Conditions on Physical and mental Illnesses; a Review from Buddhist Perspective, National Research Symposium, 2016, Department of Ayurveda Basic Principles, Gampaha Wicramarachchi Ayurveda  Institute, University of Kelaniya, ISBN 978-955-4587-01-4, P. 22.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2017), An Analytical Study of the Controversy on Personal Identity of Buddhist Ethics, International Conference on Humanities and Social Science 2017, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, ISBN- 978-955-1507-53-4, P.145.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2017), Controversy on Establishment of Buddhism in Svarṇabhūmi, International Conference on Humanities and Social Science, 2017, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, ISBN- 978-955-1507-53-4. P. 151.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2017), The Influence of Biological and Para-Psychological Factors for Mental Disorders; A Review from Buddhist Perspective, International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Social Sciences, 2017 Chulalongkorn Business School, Bangkok,  Thailand, ISSN 2518-2498. PP. 138-139. 
  • Chandaratana, D., (2017) ;reK NsCIqj Ndjkdjg olajk <eÈhdj ms<sn| m¾fhaIKd;aul wOHhkhla" 03rd National Buddhist Conference, 2017, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, ISBN-978-955-1867-13-3, ISSN-25792385, PP. 380-383.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2018), Is Buddhist Ethics Deontological or Teleological? : A Review on the Interpretations of the Modern Scholars, 14th International Conference on Pali and Buddhist Studies (ICPBS) 2018, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, ISSN 2550- 2522. PP. 313-317.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2018), fcHda;sIh" fjolu" hka;%-uka;% úê yd NsCIqj” Samgayana Symposium, 29-30 of November 2018, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2019), Materializing the neither Win nor lose, A Buddhist Theory of Reconciliation with Parallel to Win-Win Theory, 5th International Buddhist Conference, IBC 2019, ISBN 978-955-867225, PP. 179-181. 
  • Chandaratana, D., (2019), Does Buddhism Violate Sexual Freedom of Man? An Investigative Study with Reference to Theravada Buddhist Disciplinary Rules, 16th International Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies, 19, 20, 21 of March 2019, at the Queens College in the Oxford University, Oxford, UK. 
  • Chandaratana, D., (2021), A Comparative Study of Syllogisms of Milindapañha and Nyāyasūtra, International Conference (Online)-BUSL-IOC 2021, ISSN 2820-2481, P. 4.  

Books

  • Wanaratana, R., & Chandaratana, D., (2019) ආගම් අධ්‍යයනයට ප්‍රවේශයක්, Godage and Brothers Private Publishers, ISBN 978-624-00-0206-6.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2020), භදන්ත ශ්‍රී දින්නාග ප්‍රණීත ප්‍රමාණසමුච්චයල අර්නස්ට් ස්ටයින්කෙල්නර් විසින් සංස්කරණය කරන ලද සංස්කෘත පෙළ සහිත, Samayawardena Publishers, ISBN-978-955-708-113-7.

Articles Published in Reviewed Journals 

  • Chandaratana, D., (2015), An Analysis of Rejection of Metaphysics in Buddhism and Logical Positivism, Pravacana, Reviewed Journal, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Vol. 6 No. I- 2015, PP. 314-327.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2016), Kamma in Buddhist Perspective, Pravacana, Reviewed Journal, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Vol. 7 No. I- 2016, PP. 574-594.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2016), An Approach to Study of Analysis of Buddhist Psychopathology and Psychotherapy, Pravacana, Reviewed Journal, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Vol. 07, No. 02, 2016, PP. 435-456.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2017), A Study of Buddhist Attitudes Towards Sex, Pravacana (Great Teachings),  Annual English Reviewed Journal, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Inaugural Volume, 2017. PP. 183-194.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2017), A Study on the Relevance of “Analysis of Non-conflict” (Aranavibhaṅga) for External Peace, Pravacana, Reviewed Journal, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Vol. 08 No. I, 2017, PP. 507-531.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2017), An Investigative Study on Buddhist Ways and Avenues of Conflict Transformation, Peace Building and Reconciliation, Pravacana, Reviewed Journal, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Vol. 08 No. II, 2017, PP. 123-151. 
  • Chandaratana, D., (2018), Is Buddhist Ethics Deontological or Teleological? (A Review on the Interpretations of the Selected Modern Scholars), Pravacana, Reviewed Journal, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Vol. 09, No. I, 2018, PP. 84-103. 
  • Chandaratana, D., (2018), The Problem of Personal Identity Depicted in Buddhist Ethics. Pravacana, Reviewed Journal, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Vol. 09 No. II, 2018, PP. 427-436.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2018), Brief Introduction to the Evolution of India Ethics and Foundation of Buddhist Ethics, Practical Buddhist Studies Reviewed Journal, Department of Practical Buddhist Studies. Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka. The First Volume 2018, PP. 221-229.

Other Published Articles

  • Chandaratana, D., (2013), An Approach to Modern Western Rationalism, Mimasisara, Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Godage Publication 2013, PP. 147-162.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2014), Buddhist Attitude toward the Views (Ditthi), Pali Sastriya Sangrahaya, Department of Pali, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Godage Publication, 2014, ISBN 978-955-30-5063-2, PP. 186-203.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2015), දුඃඛ නිරෝධාර්ය සත්‍යය පිළිබඳ සූත්‍රාගත විවරණයක්, Sastra Locana Published by Welfare Association of  Bhiksu Students’, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka 2015, ISBN 978-955-1867-05-8, PP. 77-84.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2016), An Approach to Study of Prose and Verse Narratives in Pali canon, Pujanā, Sāstrīya sangrahaya, Commemorative Volume of Venerable Kanumuldeniye Upali Maha Thero, Kanchana Printers, 2016, ISBN 978-955-41896-2-1, PP. 601-611.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2016), ශ්‍රමණ ඵලය පිළිබඳ බුද්ධ දේශනා හා නූතන භික්‍ෂූ ජීවිතයYatiprabha, Felicitation of Most Venerable Kudawila Somaloka Tissa Nayaka Thero, Bodhivansarama, Koswatta Panadaragama, 2016, ISBN 978-955-4010-00-0, PP. 41-54.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2017), A Study of Controversy on Establishment of Buddhism in Svarṇabhūmi, Buddhist and Pali Studies, Vol. II, 2017, ISBN 978-955-18-6720-1, PP. 109-118.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2017), පුද්ගලවාදය හා සර්වාස්තිවාදය කණ්ඩනය කිරීම සඳහා කතාවත්‍ථුපකරණයෙහි භාවිත තර්කයන් පිළිබඳ කෙටි හැඳින්වීමක්, Wimalasara Abhinandana Sastriya Sangraha, 2017, ISBN 978-955-4069-01-5, PP. 553-568.
  • Chandaratana, D., (2020), පුනර්භවය හා පටිච්චසමුප්පාදයේ අන්‍යෝන්‍යත්‍වය, Anuruddhabhinandana, Felicitation Volume for Most Venerable Damunupola Anuruddha Nayaka Thera. 2020, ISBN 978-955-7466-00-2, PP. 201-2014.

Editing of Collections of Essays and Books

  • The Editor of Silakkhandhābhinanda (The felicitated Volume for Prof. Ven. Tumbulle Sri Silakkhandha Nayaka Thera), Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka-2018.
  • The Editor of Pravacana Reviewed Journal, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Vol. 08, No.I-2017. 
  • The Editor of National Unity and Reconciliation through Higher Education (Module for Training of Trainer Workshop), ONUR- 2017.
  • An Editor, Bhiksu University Newsletter, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka-2017.

Monographs

  • Buddhism and Logical Positivism, A Comparative Study, (B.A. Dissertation), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka-2012.
  • A Study of Later Buddhist Theory of Knowledge, (M.A. Dissertation) University Of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka-2016.

Guest Lectures

  • Conducted seminars for A/L Students, the subject-Buddhism, Organized by Students’ Union, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka-2016.
  • Conducted seminars for A/L Students, subject-Buddhism, Organized by Students’ Union, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka 2017.
  • Conducted the main guest lecture in the opening ceremony of Vidyarti and Sastralocana Volumes Organized by Students’ Union, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka- 2019.

Academic Distinctions, Scholarships, Prizes

  • P. Subasingha Prize for Best result for the English Certificate Course, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka-2010.
  • First place for the best speaker in English, Pinkethaka Aswenna Art Festival, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka-2010.
  • The best debater, Pinkethaka Aswenna Art Festival, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, -2010.
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