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.

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

          
 
Dr. Nilantha Dissanayake Pallaththarage

Designation: Senior Lecturer
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112 891 877,           Ext: 2254
Personal Telephone: +9471 856 0222
Email Address: nilanthad@bpu.ac.lk/ nilanthadisanayaka80@gmail.com

Academic Staff

               
 

Prof. M.A.C. Munasinghe

Designation: Professor
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112 891 877,           Ext: 2254
Personal Telephone: +9471 260 4576
Email Address: chandrani@bpu.ac.lk/ munasinghechandrani@gmail.com






Ven. Prof. Aluthgama Wimalaratnana Thero 

Designation: Professor
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112 891 877,           Ext: 2254
Personal Telephone: +9471 750 6080
Temple Telephone:  +9431 229 9617
Email Address: aluthgamaw@bpu.ac.lk







Ven. Omalpe Somananda Thero

Designation: Senior Lecturer
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112 891 877,           Ext: 2254      
Personal Telephone: +9477 796 1138
Temple Telephone:  +9433 224 6771
Email Address: omalpes@bpu.ac.lk/ somanandaomalpe@gmail.com







Ven. Dr. Dunukeulle Sarananada Thero

Designation: Senior Lecturer
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112 891 877,           Ext: 2254
Personal Telephone: +9471 439 4268, +9476 936 0483
Temple Telephone:  +9481571945
 Email Address: dunukeulle@bpu.ac.lk, dunukeulle@yahoo.com, dunukeullesa@gmail.com,






Ven. Sellakatharagama Gnanalankara Thero

Ven. Sellakatharagama Gnanalankara Thero
Designation: Lecturer
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112 891 877,           Ext: 2254
Personal Telephone: +9471 667 2502
Email: sgnanalankara@bpu.ac.lk
 






Mr. Kaluarachchilage Rakshana Supun Kalauarachchi

Designation: Lecturer
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112 891 877,        Ext: 2254
Personal Telephone: +9471 963 4236
Email Address: supun@bpu.ac.lk/ supunkaluarachchi@gmail.com






Ven. Rideegama Wanarathana Thero
Designation: Lecturer
Department: Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone: +94112 891 877  Ext: 2256
Telephone: +9470 156 7156
Email: ridigama@bpu.ac.lk


Non - Academic Staff



MS. W.A.N.K. Withana  
Management Assistant (Grade  III)
Ext. 2256

Events Organised

  • Undergraduate Conference on Buddhism and Sustainable Development 2018

Publications



Vibudha Lekhā - 1st Volume
Published Date: 2016
Price: Rs.500.00
Vibudha Lekhā - 2nd Volume 
Published Date: 2017
Price:
Vibudha Lekhā - 3rd Volume 
Published Date: 2018
Price:
Vibudha Lekhā - 04th Volume
Published Date: 2019
Price: Rs.650.00






Vibudha Lekhā - 5th Volume 
Published Date: 2020
Price: Rs.750.00


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Contact

Official Telephone :+94112891877,  Ext : 2254
Email Address : bdc@bpu.ac.lk

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