Name                          : Ven. Rideegama Wanarathana
Designation                :  Lecturer (Unconfirmed)
Department                :  Department of Buddhist Culture
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Academic Qualification 

  • B.A. (Hons) (BPU) - B.A. (Hons) in Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • M.A. (UOK) - M.A. in Buddhist Studies, Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya
  • M.A (With Research) (BPU) - M.A. in Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Post Graduate, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • M.A (Social Work) (NISD) - M.A. in Social Work, National Institute of Social Development, Sri Lanka
  • Dip in Psychology (American College)
  • Diploma in Tamil (Kel)
  • Diploma in English (Aquinas Collage)
  • Diploma in Chinese, University for Nationalities , Guangxi, China

Memberships

  • Member -  Academic Union of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2019 onwards)
  • Member  - Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies (SLAB)
  • Member - Buddhist Publication Society. Kandy  (BPS)
  • Member - Sri Lanka Association of Professional Social Workers (SLAPSW)

Academic Experience

  • Lecturer (Unconfirmed) , Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2019 - Hither to)
  • Instructor (Volunteer based) , Liuzu Buddhist Collage, China (2017 - 2018)
  • Lecturer (Temporary), Department of Buddhist and Pali Studies, Bhiksu University of Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka (2016 - 2017)
  • Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Buddhist and Pali Studies, Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy (2015- 2016)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. (2011-2012)

Administration

  • Deputy Secretary - Teachers' Union, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2019)
  • Co-chair - Sahithya Sankathana – 2019, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2019)
  • Coordinator - Field Researches, Bhiksu University of Anuradhapura- Sri Lanka ( 2017)
  • Coordinator -  English Dhamma Preaching, Bhiksu University of Anuradhapura ((2017)

Research Interests

  • Engaged Buddhism
  • Buddhist Social Work
  • Social Work for Community Development

Current Research Activities



Research & Publications

International/ National Seminar Presentations

  • Wanarathana, R 2019, Engaged Buddhism as a New Ethical Trend in the 21st Century for the Refurbishment of Universally Applicable Good Governance Imbued with Righteous Administrative System: 5th International Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. December 04, 2019.
  • Wanarathana, R 2019, A Philosophical Study of the Conceptual Differences and Similarities in Nirvāṇa in Buddhism and Hinduism: 5th International Dharma Dhamma Conference:  Rajgir, Bihar, India. July 27-28, 2019.
  • Wanarathana, R 2019, Ideal Democratic Leadership for the Establishment of Sustainable Peace through Buddhist Polity, United nation day of Vesak Conference, Vietnam. May 12- 14, 2019
  • Wanarathana, R 2019, A Comprehensive Buddhist Approach to Restoration of Sustainable Society through Economic Stability, United nation day of Vesak Conference, Vietnam. May 12- 14, 2019
  • Wanarathan, R 2019, A Study of the Effectiveness  of the Ideal Buddhist Society for the Social Balance  and Reconciliation: Nāgānanda 2nd International Research Conclave on Buddhist Studies& Humanities 26th January-2019.
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, A Study on the Different Understanding of Nibbāṇa and Arahantship between Theravāda and Mahāyāna14th International Conference on Pali and Buddhist Studies (ICPBS-2018), University of Sri Jayawardenapura,  19th of December-2018
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, DhammasaṅgītisuVivādāpannasuttānaṃ Vīmaṃsanā (En Examination of the Controversial Suttas Discussed in Buddhist Councils): 3rd Intrenationl Pli Conference, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya- 20th October, 2017
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, ;තරුණ භික්ෂුව භාවනාවට දක්වන ළැදියාව පිළිබඳ පර්යේෂණාත්මක අධ්‍යයනයක්, 3rd National Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University,  Anuradapura 1st November 2017
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, An Expositional Study on the Methods of Motivation in Learning: Buddhist Perspective, 3rd National Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University,  Anuradapura 1st November 2017
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, A study of the Concept of Consciousness in the Buddhist Psychology, 10thAnnual Research Conference,Royal Asiatic Society, 23rd - 25th March 2017
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, The Portrait of Jesus Christ at Ridiviharaya Buddhist Temple, 10thAnnual Research Conference, Royal Asiatic Society, 23rd - 25th March 2017
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, යාපහුව පුරාවිද්‍යා ස්ථානයෙහි ඓතිහාසිකත්වයල පුරාවිද්‍යා දත්ත හා සාහිත්‍ය මූලාශ්‍රයන්හි දැක්වෙන තොරතුරු පිළිබඳ සංසන්දනාත්මක අධ්‍යයනයක්, 10thAnnual Research Conference, Royal Asiatic Society, 23rd - 25th March 2017
  • Wanarathana R 2017, An Analytical Study of the Concept of  Soul Theory in JainismInternational Conference on Buddhism and Jainism, University of Kelaniya, 16th to 17th February 2017
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, පිරිතෙහි දක්නට ලැබෙන අභිචාර විධි පිළිබඳ අධ්‍යයනයක්, ජනශ්‍රැති පිළිබඳ දෙවන පර්යේෂණ සමුලුව -2017- ජයවර්ධනපුර විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය - 2017,12,15
  • Wanarathana, R 2016, The Utility of Vinayatthakathā for a Comprehensive Study of the Vinaya Pitaka  and Disciplinary Rules, 6th International Buddhist Academic Conference on 1st -3rd  July, 2016
  • Wanarathana, R 2016The Utility of Good Government Based on Humanitarian Principle: in Buddhi Perspective4th International Dharma Dhamma Conference on   Dharma & Polity 19-20 Octomber.2016
  • Wanarathana, R 2016, A Comparative Study of Universal Political Structure in Kautilliya’s Arthasāstra and Buddhism, International Conference on Sanskrit Studies, Department of Sanskrit , University of Kelaniy- 4th of November 2016
  • Wanarathana, R 2016, A Study of the Identification of Impediments to Meditation as a Prerequisites, 12th National Conference on Pali and Buddhist Studies, Faculty of   Humanities and Social Science, University of Sri Jayawardanapura-Sri Lanka. 23rd December 2016
  • Wanarathana, R 2015, An Enhancement of Universally Applicable Human Communication in Buddhist Perspective, Taiwan Himalaya Meditation Association, Taiwan 2015 August 8th -9th.
  • Wabarathana, R 2015, A clarification of ethical restraint as reflected in Buddhist tents for the restoration of social justice, 3rd International Dharma-Dhamma Conference at Sanchi University, India. 24th -26th  Octomber . 2015
  • Wanarathana, R 2015, Good Governance for a Balanced and Righteous Society, A Buddhist Perspective4th International Buddhist Conference. Bhiksu University of Sri  Lanka 04th and 5th December -2015
  • Wanarathana R, 2014How to Reduce Mental Agony with reference to the Buddhism, 09th United Nations Vesak Day Conference in Vietnam Vietnam.May-09-11. 2014

Articles 

  • Wanarathana, R 2019, A Philosophical Study of the Conceptual differences of Emancipation in Theravāda and Mahāyāna: An Analytical Review, Journal of Buddhist Culture Volime 3 (BI Annual Peer Reviewed) Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama.
  • Wanarathana, R 2019, A Study on Buddhist Approach for a Sustainable Society through Economic Stability, Journal of Buddhist Culture Volime 3 (BI Annual Peer Reviewed) Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama.
  • Wanarathana, R 2019, A Detailed Account on Monarchical State System in the 6th Century B.C in India, Academic Journal of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama.
  • Wanarathana, R 2019, Ideal Democratic Leadership for the Establishment of Sustainable Peace through Buddhist Polity, Mindful Leadership for Sustainable Peace, Vietnam Buddhist University Publications, Phu Nhuan, Vietnam.
  • Wanarathana R 2019, A Descriptive Study on the Historical Background of Yoga System in India, බෞද්ධ භාවනාවල කුරුකුදේගම ජිනානන්ද  අභිනන්දන ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහයල, Sri Sudarsanaramaya, Bandarawela.
  • Wanarathana, R 2019, The Buddhist Viewpoint on the impact of Mindfulness in Understanding the Personality,   Practical Buddhist Studies Reviewed Journal Vol 01, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradapura.
  • Wanarathana, R 2019, Monastic Education System Depicted in Early Buddhism, Pravacana Reviewed Journal Vol 9No 2, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradapura.
  • Wanarathana, R 2018, A Study of Buddhist Attitudes towards on the poverty and its Alleviation for the Restoration of Economic Stability Pravacana Reviewed Journal Vol 8 No 2,  Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradapura.
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, An Analytical Study of Buddhist Approach to Safeguard Human Dignity Pravacana Reviewed Journal Vol 7 No 2,  Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradapura.
  • Wanarathana, R 2016, Ancient Monastic Education System in Sri Lanka with Specific Reference to Anuradhapura Period. Pravacana Reviewed Journal Vol 7 No 1, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradapura.
  • Wanarathana, R 2015, The Five Precepts & the Behavioral and Psychotherapeutic Aspect of Morality (Journal of  Buddhist Studies (SIJBS) Volume IV -k2015), Sri Lanka international Buddhist Academy, Kandy.
  • Wanarathana, R 2018, The Buddhist Perspective on Mind and Its Intrinsic Function, Pravacana Reviewed Journal Vol 9 No 1, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradapura.
  • Wanarathana, R 2018, The Buddhist Standpoint on Moral Purity in there Aspect, වනරතනාභිනන්දන ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය, පවරගිරි විහාරය, උඩුබද්දාව
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, The Necessity of Buddhist Meditation for Mental Well-being, ප්‍රබුද්ධ හත්වන කලාපය - භාවනා, අස්ගිරි මහා විහාරය, මහනුවර
  • Wanarathana, R 2017,  Buddhist Standpoint on Universal Identity of Man බෞද්ධ හා පාලි අධ්‍යයන 11 කලාපය, අස්ගිරි මහා විහාරය, මහනුවර
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, A Descriptive Study of the Intended Persons for Buddhist Meditation, ආශංසනා අභිනන්දන ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය, ඇත්කඳ විහාරය, කුරුණෑගල
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, The Influence of Wrong Conduct as Impediments to Ethical and Spiritual Development- අංජලීකරණී වත්තේගම සුමන නාහිමි අභිස්තුති ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය, නිග්‍රෝධාරාමය, ගාල්ල
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, ඛන්ධ ආයතන ධාතු විග්‍රහය තුළින් ප්‍රකටවන බෞද්ධ අනාත්මතා සිද්ධාන්තය පිළිබඳ විමසීමක්, ශාස්ත්‍ර ලෝචන ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය, ශ්‍රී ලංකා  භික්ෂු විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය, අනුරාධපුර
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, නිවන පිළිබඳ මුල්බුදු සමයාගත හා අට්ඨකතාගත විවරණයන් පිළිබඳ විමර්ශනාත්මක අධ්‍යයනයක්, විමලසර අභිනන්දන ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය,  විද්‍යාරත්න පිරිවෙන, මාතලේ
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, බෞද්ධ සදාචාරාත්මක ජීවිතයේ පදනම සීලයයි, දම්සර හැවනේ මේධානන්ද ස්වාමීන්ද්‍ර ප්‍රණාම ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය, විද්‍යාරත්න පිරිවෙනල මාතලේ
  • Wanarathana, R 2017, Admiration of Nature’s Beauty by Noble Disciples with Special Reference to Thera Gātha, හිසගිරි -මහාචාර්ය කන්දේගොඩ විමලධම්ම අභිනන්දන ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය, කැළණිය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය
  • Wanarathana, R 2016, An Analytical Study of Wealth and Poverty in Buddhist Perspective. වජ්‍ර ධර්ම ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය
  • Wanarathana, R 2016, A Clarification of Ethical Restraints as Reflected in Buddhist Tenets Restoration of Social Justice – බෞද්ධ අධ්‍යයනල රොටුඹ ශ්‍රී ආනන්ද නාහිමි අනුස්මරණ ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය
  • Wanarathana, R 2016, Early Buddhist View on Kamma- මීමැසිසර-මුල්බුදු සමයේ ලිපි සරණිය-තෙවනි කලාපය- බෞද්ධ හා පාලි විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයල හෝමාගම

Books 

  • Wanarathana R, 2019, ආගම් අධ්‍යයනයට ප්‍රවේශයක්, එස් ගොඩගේ සහ සහෝදරයෝ , මරදාන
  • Wanarathana, R 2019, Silver Temple, (Accepted in Sri Lanka Tourist Board), Author’s Publication
  • Wanarathana, R 2019, සමාජ ක්‍රියාකාරි බුදු සමය සමාජ පෙරැළිය හා ලෝක සාමය (Thich Nhat Tu හිමියන් විසින් රචිත; Engage Buddhism, Social Changes and World Peace යන කෘතියේ පරිවර්තනයකි) Sri Lanka Pali Text Society, Wadduwa.
  • Wanarathana, R 2018, Syncretism & Socialization of Buddhism, Sri Lanka Pali Text Society, Wadduwa.
  • Wanarathana, R 2016, Ethical &Philosophical Teachings in Buddhism As Reflected in Theravāda Canonical Text,    MĀGADĪ Publication Mirisvatta.

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