Ven. Pepiliyawala Narada


Lecturer (Unconfirmed)
Department of Buddhist Philosophy
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Academic Qualification 

  • M.A. in Buddhist Studies, Two Years with Research Component in English Medium, 2019, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Buddhist and Pali University, Sri Lanka.
  • M.A. in Buddhist Studies, English Medium, 2015, Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • B.A. (Hons) in Buddhist Studies, First Class, Subsidiary Subject: Pāli Language and Sinhalese, 2014-2017, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Royal Pandit, 2012, Oriental Studies Society (OSS), Sri Lanka.
  • Certificate Proficiency in English, 2015, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Academic Experience

  • Lecturer (Unconfirmed), (Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University, Sri Lanka, (2022 up to Date) 
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, (2018 -2022)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Diploma & Higher Diploma Course in Pali & Buddhist Studies -Foreign Students, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, (2018 -2022)
  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, (2018 -2021)

Administration

  • The secretary, International Buddhist Conference on Erroneous Interpretations and Misconceptions on Theravada Buddhism – IBCPB 2020, University of Kelaniya (2021)
  • Co-chair, International Buddhist Conference on Erroneous Interpretations and Misconceptions on Theravada Buddhism – IBCPB 2020, University of Kelaniya (2021)
  • Moderator, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies, (2019)
  • A member of the organizing committee, Buddhism and International Humanitarian Law (IHL): “Reducing Suffering during conflict”, International committee of Red Cross, (2019)
  • Academic Sub-warden, Pannasara Bhikshu Hostel, University of Kelaniya (academic year 2017-2018)
  • The Treasurer, Eksath Bhikshu Union, University of Colombo,( 2014-2015)

Research Interests

  • Buddhist epistemology
  • Buddhist Logic
  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Theravada Studies
  • Buddhist Philosophical Schools

Research & Publications

International/ National Seminar Presentations

  • Narada, P., 2019, ‘Nāgarjuna's critic argument on the concept of Self- existence (svabhāva) against Akśapāda (with reference to Nyāyasutra, Vigrahavyavartanī, Mulamadyamakārikā).’ International Conference on Sanskrit & Eastern Studies ICSES 2019, Organized by Department of Sanskrit & Eastern Studies, University of Kelaniya, December 23, pp. 64
  • Narada, P., 2019,A Study of the Buddhist Role of the Avoidance of Ethno-Religious Violence in Sri Lanka.’5th International Buddhist Conference – IBC 2019, Organized by Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, December 6, pp. 115 -118
  • Narada, P., 2019, Comparative study on modern community leadership with early Buddhist teachings which could be found in Theravāda Pāli canon.’ International conference NIRCBSH 2019, Organized by Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies, January 26, 
  • Narada, P. Sirisumana, S., 2019, ‘සිංහල ඡන්දස් විෂයෙහි සංස්කෘත ඡන්දස්වල බලපෑම පිළිබඳ ව විශ්ලේෂණයක් (එලු සඳස් ලකුණ ආශ්‍රයෙන්)’ International conference NIRCBSH 2019, Organized by Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies,  January 26,  
  • Narada, P. Sirisumana, T., etc., 2018, ‘Euthanasia – The medical Suicide in a Buddhist Perspective.’14th International Conference on Pali and Buddhist studies, Organized by University of Jayawardanapura, pp.184-188.
  • Narada, P. Pathirana, M.P.D.I., 2018, ‘නූතන සමාජ ගැටුම් නිරාකරණයෙහි ලා  බෞද්ධ උපදේශන මනෝවිද්‍යාවේ යෝග්‍යතාව’ 19th International Postgraduate Conference(2018), Faculty of Graduates Studies, University of Kelaniya, December 5, pp. 119
  • Narada, P. Sirisumana, T., 2018,‘ප්‍රත්‍යක්‍ෂ ගෝචර නොවන දෙය ප්‍රවෘත්තියෙන් විනිර්මුක්ත වූවක් ද යන්න පිළිබඳව මුල් බුදුසමය හා න්‍යායබින්‍දුව ඇසුරෙන් විමසීමක්.’  5th  International Conference of IATBU- 2018, Organized by Buddhist & Pali University, Sri Lanka,  November 27-28, pp. 77-82 
  • Narada, P., 2018, ‘Buddhist Critique on Women related to Modern Feminism.’ Junior Academic Research Symposium (2018), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, November 14, pp. 38
  • Narada, P., 2018, ‘The store consciousness ‘ālaya viññāna’ and Its relation to early Buddhism. (With reference to Ārya Lankāvatāra Sutra)’ 3rd International Conference on Sanskrit & Eastern Studies, November 08, pp. 51
  • Narada, P. Wijesinghe, G., 2018, ‘A critical analysis on Buddhist theory of Momentariness which was challenged by Bādarāyaņa. (With reference to Brahma Sutra)’ Annual Research Session,  “Sinhala Studies at Crossroads”, organized by Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo, October 17, pp. 46
  • Narada, P. Sirisumana, T, 2018,‘ජෝන් ලොක්ගේ අනුභූතිවාදය (ලොක්ගේ ‘පිරිසිදු පුවරුව’ යන සංකල්පය පිළිබඳ විශේෂ අවධානයකින්) හා ඉන්ද්‍රිය ප්‍රත්‍යක්‍ෂය පිළිබඳ මුල් බෞද්ධ විග්‍රහය: තුලනාත්මක අධ්‍යායනයක්.’ (Comparative Study of John Lock’s empiricism (with special reference to Lock’s Concept of Tabula rasa) and early Buddhist Analysis on sense perception) 11th Annual Research Conference 2018, Organized by Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, March 23-24, pp. 43-46
  • Narada, P. Sirisumana, T, 2018, ‘දඩගමුව ඓතිහාසික රාජ මහා විහාර චිත්‍ර සම්ප්‍රදායේ ස්වරූපය පිළිබඳ විමසුමක්.’ 1st Research Conference 2018 Archaeological Society of Sri Lanka, pp.61-65
  • Narada, P., 2017,‘බාදරායණ විසින් ඛණ්ඩනය කරන ලද බෞද්ධ ක්‍ෂණවාදය පිළිබඳ විමසුමක්.’ 3rd National Buddhist Conference 2017, “Buddhism: Utility and validity for the Modern Life Style”, Organized by Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, November 1, pp. 203-206
  • Narada, P. Sirisumana, T, 2017,‘ජාතකට්ඨ කතා හා පඤ්චතන්ත්‍රය' 3rd National Buddhist Conference 2017, “Buddhism: Utility and validity for the Modern Life Style”, Organized by Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, November 1, pp. 199-202

Publications

  • Sri Seelakkhanda, T. & Sugunaeela, Y. & Narada P., 2018,  අ.පො.ස. (උසස් පෙළ) පාලි විෂය සඳහා නිර්දිෂ්ට පාලි පාඨ සරණිය (නව නිර්දේශය)ISBN 978-955-708-029-1, Samayawardana Publishers, Colombo
  • Narada, P., 2019, ‘Essays of Buddhist Studies, ISBN 978-624-5168-03-03 Subhadrarama Publications, Panniptiya 
  • Narada, P., 2020,  ‘බෞද්ධ අධ්‍යයන දාර්ශනික ලිපි සමුච්චය', ISBN 978-624-00-0886-0 Godage Publication, Colombo
  • Narada, P., 2020, 'බෞද්ධ දාර්ශනික ඉතිහාස අධ්‍යයන'ISBN  678-624-00-0903-4 Godage Publication, Colombo 

Monograph

  • Narada, P.,2020, සීල සමික්‍ෂා, ISBN 978-624-5168-02-06 Subhadrarama Publications, Pannipitiya

Translations

  • Narada, P., 2020, තාන්ත්‍රික බුදුසමයේ පාරිශුද්ධ සංකේත(Sinhala translation of  ‘Sacred Symbols of Buddhism’ written by J.R Santigo, Published by Pilgrims Publishing), ISBN 978-624-5168-02-06 Subhadrarama Publications, Pannipitiya 

Chapter

  • Narada, P., (2020) ‘Sri Lankan monk’s social work process while disproving Weber’s statement as Buddhism is an asocial religion.’ Tatsuru Akimoto (Editor), Buddhist Social in Sri Lanka Past and Present, Asian Research Institute for International Social Work, Shukutoku University, Japan, p.153-168  

Edited Volumes

  • Ukwatta, S., & Narada, P., 2018, Dhammavijaya Buddhist Academic Journal - Volume 1, ISSN  2659-2320,  Kadulla Publication, Kadawatha         
  • Narada, P., 2020, මැටිකොටුමුල්ලේ ශ්‍රී ධම්මපාල නාහිමි කෘත සදහම්මිණ හෙවත් බුද්ධචරිත මහා කාව්‍යයISBN  978-955-35853-2-05,  Subhadrarama Publications, Pannipitiya
  • Narada, P., Advisory Editor, 2021, සුභාෂා, ISSN 2756-9462, Sarananda Mulika Pirivena, Karavigara, Halawatha

Publication in Full Paper Form

  • Narada, P., 2019, ‘Child Preparation For a Sustainable Society Accordingly Buddhism’ Buddhist Approach to Harmonious Families, Healthcare and sustainable societies, United     Nations Day of Vesak,  Edited by Most. Ven. Dr. Thich Nhat Tu and Ven. Dr. Thich Duc Thien, Vietnam Buddhist University Series, Hong Duc Publishing House, pp.154 -160
  • Narada, P., 2018, ‘Buddhist Critique on Women related to Modern Feminism’ Junior Academic Research Symposium (2018), Edited by Ven. Udagaladeniye Dhammawimala etc., Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, pp.01-09  
  • Narada, P., 2018, A critical analysis on the Buddhist theory of Momentariness which was challenged by Bādarāyaņa. (With reference to Brahma Sutra)’ Annual Research Session, Edited by Dr. Achintya Bandara, etc. Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo, pp.107-112 

Articles (Peer-reviewed)

  • Narada, P., 2020, ‘ථෙරවාද සම්ප්‍රදායාගත භාවනාව හා පුද්ගල චරිත විභාගය පිළිබඳ හැඳින්වීමක්’ Yodhakandiye Ariyawansa (edi.) BPU Journal of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist & Pali University, pp. 18-43 
  • Narada, P., 2020, 'තථාගත භාෂාව පිළිබඳ සංක්‍ෂිප්ත අධ්‍යයනයක්.’ Baladora Indajothi & Thimbiriwewa Sirisumana (Edi.) Peer Reviewed Academic Journal - Department of Languages, Bhikshu University, Anuradhapura, pp.77-96
  • Narada, P. & Sirisumana, T., 2020, මක්සිම් ගෝර්කිගේ අම්මා නවකතාව පිළිබද කෙටි සටහනක්’ Bhikshu University Anuradhappura 
  • Narada, P., 2018, ‘ස්වච්ඡන්දතාව සහ වගකීම පිළිබඳ බෞද්ධ චින්තනය.’ Welimadagama Kusaladhamma (Edi.), Sārada Academic Journal, Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, p.81-95

Articles (Editor Reviewed)

  • Narada, P., 2021, ‘Buddhist attitude on Cults and Rituals’  Ehelepola Mahinda & Udugama Saranatissa (Edi.) Prabuddha Volume - 10, Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, Kandy, pp. 594-613
  • Narada, P., 2021 ‘න්‍යායබින්‍ද්වාගත අනුපලබ්ධි ලිඬ්ගය පිළිබඳ විමසීමක්.’ Galwewa Wimalakhanti & Thimbiriwewa Sirisumana etc. (Edi.) Prof. Ven. Waradiwela Wijayasumna Nahimi Abhinandana Shrastriya Sangrahaya, Bhiksu University, Anuradhapua, pp.498-511
  • Narada, P., 2021 ‘කැලි සන්නය හෙවත් කැලි පිටපොත' Baladora Indajothi & Mediyawe Piyaratana etc. (Edi.) Assi. Prof. Ven. Karagaswewa Wimalananda Abhinandana Shrastriya Sangrahaya, Bhiksu University, Anuradhapua, pp.335-343
  • Narada, P., 2021 ‘නූතන මහජන මත මගින් භික්ෂු චර්යාව විෂයයෙහි සිදු කෙරෙන බලපෑම.’ Raluwe Padmasiri (Edi.) Makulesw Sri Wimala Maha nahimi Shastriya Sangrhaya,  
  • Narada, P.,  2020, ‘සඞ්ගාමජී සූත්‍රය, ගබ්භිනී සූත්‍රය හා නන්ද සූත්‍රය කෙරෙහි අවධානය යොමු කරමින් උදානපාළිය පිළිබඳ සංක්‍ෂිප්ත අධ්‍යයනයක්.’ Pepiliyawala Narada (Ad. Edi.) Subhasha, Sarananda Pirivena, Karavitagara, pp. 100-143
  • Narada, P.,  2020, ‘ආත්ම ඝාතනය සහ විමුක්තිය’ Nivanmaga – Vesak Kalapaya 2020, Government Press, Colombo,
  • Narada, P.,  2020, ‘රාජ්‍ය පාලන විෂයෙහිලා කාලාම සූත්‍රයෙහි අදාළත්වය’ Nivanmaga – Vesak Kalapaya  2020, Government Press: Colombo, 
  • Narada, P.,  2019, ‘තර්කය හා සත්‍යය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ථේරවාද අර්ථකථනය පිළිබඳ කෙටි සමාලෝචනයක්.’ Metibemiye Dhammasiri & Pokunuvita Piyasoma (Edi.), Carana Shastriya Sangrahaya – Volume 9, Bhikshu Sangamaya, Univesity of Jayawardhanapura, pp.69-81
  • Narada, P.,  2020, The Buddhist attitude on the Management of Emotions.’ Kendavinne Rahula etc. (Edi.) Sandamininena – Palvahera Chandarathana Nahimi abhinanda Shastriya Sangrahaya, p.291-306
  • Narada, P.,  2020, ‘සුත්තනිපාතයේ පෞරාණිකත්වය පිළිබඳ විමසීමක්.’ Jayanthipura Wimalarathana and Kolongoda Nandarathana (Edi.), Nenasa – 2019, Asgiri Maha Vihara Pirivena, Kandy, pp.293-315
  • Narada, P.,  2020, ‘Applicability of Child’s Education in Buddhism for the enhancement of modern Child Educational System.’ Prof. Kulathilaka Kumarasingha (Edi.), Mahindabhinandana - Mahacarya Pujya Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkhita Nahimi Upahara Kalapaya, pp.23-43    
  • Narada, P.,  2020, ‘Brief Study of Buddhist Explanation on Knowledge’ Kanthale Saranakara and Kahawatte Sugathasiri, Viddya Academic Journal, Eksath Bikshu Sangamaya, University of Colombo, pp.176-198
  • Narada, P.,  2018,‘අනුරාධපුර යුගයේ විරචිත අවශිෂ්ට සිංහල ග්‍රන්‍ථවල විවිධත්වය පිළිබඳ කෙටි හැඳින්වීමක්.’ Mamadale Nanda (Edi.) , Academic Journal of Language Studies, Buddhist & Pali University, Sri Lanka, pp.500-505    
  • Narada, P.,  2018, ‘යෝගාචාර විඥානවාදයේ මූල බීජ මුල් බුදුසමයෙහි අන්තර්ගත වේ ද?’ Sri Lanka Pracina Bhashopakara Samagama Shastriya Samgrahaya 2011-2018, Oriental Studies Society, pp.69-88
  • Narada, P.,  2018, ‘A Brief Investigation on Weber’s Statement Whether ‘Buddhism is an Asocial Religion.’ Ven. Uduhavara Ananda (Ad. Edi.), Sumathi Academic Journal, Vaturegama Sri Senerathnaramaya, Maspenna, pp.366 - 373 
  • Narada, P.,  2018, ‘යෝගාචාර විඥානවාදයේ මූල බීජ මුල් බුදුසමයෙහි අන්තර්ගත වේ ද?’ Welanwita Pannajothi (Edi.), Sudhara, Gnananada Buddhist Centre, Kotte, pp. 257-375
  • Narada, P.,  2018, ‘බහු දේවවාදී යුගයේ සිට ඒකත්වවාදය දක්වා වූ ඓතිහාසික විකාශය පිළිබඳ හැඳින්වීමක්.’Yodakandiye Ariyawansa (Edi.), Ithihasya Puravidyava saha Budusamaya, Sri Lanka Pali Text Society : Vadduwa, pp.463-471
  • Narada, P.,  2018, ‘බෞද්ධ න්‍යාය ශාස්ත්‍රය හා න්‍යාය බින්දුව, සම්‍යග්ඥානය, ප්‍රත්‍යක්‍ෂය හා ස්වර්ථානුමානය පිළිබඳ විමසීමක්.’ Demataluwe Sirivimala (Edi.), Sri Sumangala Academic Journal, Sumangala Pirivena, Wariyapola, pp.381-414
  • Narada, P.,  2017, ‘චිත්තවේග හා චිත්තවේග කළමනාකරණය පිළිබඳ බෞද්ධ විග්‍රහය’ Eppala Indasumana (Edi.), Viddya Academic Journal, Eksath Bikshu Sangamaya, University of Colombo, pp.176-198

Academic Distinctions, Scholarships, Prizes

  • Most Ven. Panawala Sri Seelarathana Gold Medal - Prize for the Pracina Final Exam (High Marks - 2013) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena.
  • Most Ven. Waduresse Sri Seelarathana Gold Medal - 1st Place of the English Oratory Contest (Senior Division - 2013) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena.
  • Awarded from ‘Stabz Prize’ Highest Marks for History, Archaeology & Epigraphy – Prachina Panditha exam (2012) conducted by Oriental Studies society.
  • ‘Hon. T.D.H. Gunasena Prize’ Highest Marks for Pali Language, Sanskrit Language & Sinhala Language - Prachina Panditha exam (2012) conducted by Oriental Studies society.
  • Most Ven. Panawala Sri Seelarathana Gold Medal - 1st Place of the English Oratory Contest (Senior Division - 2010) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena.
  • Most Ven. Talawathugoda Sri Dhammaloka Gold Medel - 1st Place for Sinhala Essay Contest (Senior Division - 2010) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena.
  • Most Ven. Kulugammana Sri Seelarathana Memorial Prize - 1st Place of the Pali Oratory Contest (Senior Division - 2010) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena.
  • Most Ven. Nungamugama Sri Wimala Gold Medal - 1st Place for the English Essay Contest (Junior Division - 2009) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena.
  • Most Ven. Ellawala Sri Kalyanawansa Memorial Prize - 1st Place for the English Oratory Contest (Junior Division - 2009) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena.
  • Layanal Relapanawa Memorial Prize - 1st Place of the Pracina Prarambha Division - 2009 Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena.
  • Asgiri Maha Vihara All Island Inter-Privena Competition - 1st Place for the English Essay Contest (Junior Division - 2008).
  • Most Ven. Yakarawatthe Gunarathana Gold Medal - 1st Place of the Englsih Oratory Contest (Primary Division - 2008) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena.
  • Most Ven. Warawewe Sri Pemarathana Gold Medal - 1st Place of the Pali Oratory Contest (Primary Division - 2008) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena.
  • L.B Navinna Memorial Prize - 1st Place of the Pali Essay Contest (Primary Division - 2008) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena.
  • Gamini Jayawardhana Memorial Prize - 1st Place of Grade 4 (Primary Division - 2008) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena.
  • All Islan Inter-Privena Competition - 3rd Place of the Sinhala Oratory Contest (Pre-Primary Division - 2007).
  • Most Ven. Yakkaduwe Sri Pragnarama Gold Medal - 1st Place of the English Oratory Contest (Pre-Primary Division - 2007) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena.
  • Layanal Relapanawa Memorial Prize - 1st Place of the Sanskrit Oratory Contest (Pre-Primary Division - 2007) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena;
  • T.M Dingiribanda Memorial Prize - 1st Place of the English Essay Contest (Pre-Primary Division - 2007) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena;
  • Most Ven. Waduresse Sri Seelarathana Memorial Prize - 1st Place of Grade 3 (Pre-Primary Division - 2007) Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Maha Pirivena;
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