Department of Buddhist Culture

Introduction

The Department of Buddhist Culture is one of the main departments attached to the Faculty of Buddhist Studies at the Buddhist and Pali  University of Sri Lanka. This department was established in 1997 with the establishment of the university in Homagama premises, and with the intention of achieving the vision of the Buddhist and Pali University of  Sri Lanka.

The main objective of our department is to teach Buddhist Culture for both local and foreign students who are willing to learn this subject.  The curriculum of our department includes the geographical expansion of  Buddhist Culture in both Theravada and Mahayana countries with the significant cultural features of each country. Further, it is expected to apply Buddhist teachings with certain disciplines socio-economic,  political, education and management, etc.

Our Department acts a significant role in teaching students as all the students registered in our university should select Buddhist Culture as one of their main subjects. Also, we provide general and special degrees in both Sinhala and English media. Few main activities organized by our department annually can be pointed out as follows.

  • Organizing two academic field trips per annum.
  • Publishing a peer-reviewed journal-(JBC) “journal of Buddhist culture”
  • Publishing journal ‘Vibhudhalekhā’ by the Student's Association of Buddhist Culture.
  • Organizing guest lectures with the participant of eminent scholars.
  • Motivating the students for various academic and social activities

VISION

To establish the identity of Buddhist Culture throughout the world by preserving the identity of Sri Lankan Buddhist culture

MISSION

Creating virtuous individuals who respect ones' own culture with the assimilation of the identical features of Buddhist culture, locally and internationally.

Head of the Department

                    
 
Ven. Ampare Aananda Thero

Designation: Senior Lecturer
Official Telephone: +94112857786,  Ext : 2254
Personal Telephone: +94
Temple Telephone:  +94
Email Address:

Academic Staff

               
 

Prof. M.A.C. Munasinghe

Designation: Professor
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112891877,           Ext: 2254
Personal Telephone: +94712604576
Email Address: munasinghechandrani@gmail.com 






Ven. Aluthgama Wimalaratnana Thero

Designation: Senior Lecturer
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112891877,           Ext: 2254
Personal Telephone: +94717506080
Temple Telephone:  +94312299617
Email Address: aluthgamaw@bpu.ac.lk




Ven. Omalpe Somananda Thero

Designation: Senior Lecturer
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112891877,           Ext: 2254      
Personal Telephone: +94777961138
Temple Telephone:  +94332246771
Email Address: somanandaomalpe@gmail.com



Mr. Nilantha Dissanayake Pallaththarage

Designation: Lecturer
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112891877,           Ext: 2254
Personal Telephone: +94718560222
Email Address: nilanthadisanayaka80@gmail.com






Ven. Dr. Dunukeulle Sarananada Thero

Designation: Senior Lecturer
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112891877,           Ext: 2254
Personal Telephone: +94714394268, +94769360483
Temple Telephone:  +9481571945
 Email Address: dunukeulle@yahoo.com, dunukeullesa@gmail.com, dunukeulle@bpu.ac.lk



Ven. Sellakatharagama Gnanalankara Thero

Ven. Sellakatharagama Gnanalankara Thero
Designation: Lecturer
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112891877,           Ext: 2254
Personal Telephone: +94716672502
Email: sgnanalankara@bpu.ac.lk
 



Mr. Kaluarachchilage Rakshana Supun Kalauarachchi

Designation: Lecturer
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112891877,           Ext: 2254
Personal Telephone: +94719634236
Email Address: supunkaluarachchi@gmail.co



Ven. Rideegama Wanarathana Thero


Designation: Lecturer
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture




Non - Academic Staff

Miss. W.A.N.K. Withana  -  Management Assistant


Events Organised

  • Undergraduate Conference on Buddhism and Sustainable Development 2018

Contact

Official Telephone : +9411-2857786,  Ext : 2254
Email Address : bdc@bpu.ac.lk

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