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දේශීය සිසුන් සඳහා Glorious Sun ශිෂ්‍යත්ව ලබා දීම - තුන්වන අදියර

හොංකොංහි Glorious Sun ආයතනය විසින් පාලි හා බෞද්ධ අධ්‍යයන පශ්චාත් උපාධි ආයතනයේ සිසුන් වෙත මූල්‍යාධාර ලබාදීමේ වැඩසටහනෙහි තුන්වන අදියර 2023/05/30 යන අඟහරුවාදා දින සිදු කිරීමට

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උපාධි ප්‍රදානය කිරීම - 2023 | Conferment of Degrees – 2023

උපාධි ප්‍රදානෝත්සවය සම්බන්ධ අයදුම් පත සහ උපදෙස් පත්‍රිකාව - 2021 වර්ෂයේ අධ්‍යයන පාඨමාලා සම්පූර්ණ කරන ලද විද්‍යාර්ථින් සඳහා
Application form and Instructions for the convocation - for the students who completed study programs in the Academic Year 2021

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There was a historical and social need to establish an institution in Singapore that offers an opportunity for the academic study of Buddhism without losing the focus on the spirit of Buddhist practice. It is for this reason that the Buddhist Research Society established the Graduate School of Buddhist Studies in 2001 through the link programmes with the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.  Buddhist Research Society, founded in 1983, has been promoting Buddhist education through the Buddhist Library and its activities, which includes courses and seminars conducted by renowned Buddhist Scholars from Sri Lanka, Japan, Europe and North America.

The Graduate School of Buddhist Studies is now known as the Buddhist Library Graduate School.  It functions within the premises of the Buddhist Library. Students are free to make use of its amenities which include a resource center that houses many resource materials on Buddhism and related subjects such as psychology, ecology, and comparative religion.  It has an auditorium that could accommodate hundred people and two seminar rooms for lectures and tutorials.

Academic Staff

Venerable Dr. Bellanwila Dhammaratana – Principal,   B.A. Hons., M.A., PhD

Venerable WiloyeWimalajothi, B.A. (Hons.), M.A., Royal Pandit

Professor ChandimaWijebandara, B.A., PhD

Visiting Lecturers

Emeritus Professor Y. Karunadasa, B.A. (Hons.), PhD

Professor Sumanapala Galmangoda, B.A. (Hons.), MA, PhD

 Professor Alan Sponberg, PhD

Richard P. Hayes, PhD

Gene Reeves, PhD


Leila Abdul Rahman 

Coordinator for PGIPBS

Venerable Professor Raluwe Padmasiri




China’s Buddhist Academy of Mt. Putuo stands as one of the higher institutions of Chinese Buddhist tradition hosted by the Buddhist Association of China and co-organized by the Buddhist Academy of China, the Buddhist Association of Zhejiang Province and the Buddhist Association of Zhoushan City.  It is situated on Zhujiajian Island of Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province.

The Academy has 68 academic venerable staff (50 permanent academic staff, 13 supervisors, 5 visiting staff). Several famous experts and scholars are invited as academic leaders, honorary professors, and visiting professors. Moreover, the excellent corporative relationship among China’s Buddhist Academy of Mt. Putuo, Otani University of Japan, Garden University of Japan, etc. will provide opportunities for further study for students excelling in their studies.

Academic Staff

Venerable Dr. Hui Xian (Asanga) - Director

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)

Venerable Dr. Pang Yahui - Coordinator for Mt Putuo

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)

Venerable Dr. Chen Shiying (Qingdao)

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)

Venerable Dr.  Neng Jin

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)

Venerable Dr. Li Xia

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)

Coordinator for PGIPBS

Rev. Dr. Wadinagala Pannaloka



The Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong Ltd (BDCHK), established in April 2012, is a Buddhist center devoted to the promotion of the integration of Buddhist Studies with spiritual praxis.  Its guiding principle is the doctrine of the five spiritual faculties: faith, vigor, mindfulness, equipoise, and wisdom. The Director of BDCHK is Venerable Professor KL Dhammajoti, an internationally renowned scholar in Buddhist Studies and a leading scholar in Sarvāstivāda Abhidharma.

Academic Staff

Venerable Professor K L Dhammajoti, Ph.D. (Kelaniya), Director, BDCHK

Visiting Teaching Staff

Professor Y. Karunadasa, Ph.D. (London)

Professor Oliver Abeynayake, Ph.D. (Lancaster)

Professor T. Endo, Ph.D. (Kelaniya)

Professor Guang Xing, Ph.D. (London)

Professor G T Halkias, Ph.D. (Oxon)

Professor F Hoffman, Ph.D. (London)

Professor P R Wasantha Priyadarshana, Ph.D. (Kelaniya)

Professor Xue Yu, Ph.D. (Iowa)

Professor Yao Zhihua, Ph.D. (Boston)

Dr. Chan Ngan Che, Ph.D. (HKU)

Dr. Chiu Kwok Sum, Ph.D. (Hong Kong Buddhist College)

Dr. Li Kwok Fu, Ph.D. (CUHK)

Dr. Tsui Chung-hui, Ph.D. (HKU)

Coordinator for PGIPBS

Dr. Ashoka Welitota


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