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From the point of view of reasonable probability the evidence seems to favour some kind of median chronology and we should no doubt speak of a date for the Buddha's Mahaparinibbana of c.400 B.C.

An extensive collection of Buddhist research articles in leading journals, at the website of National Taiwan University.


Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy (SIBA) is a unique liberal arts higher educational institution set up within a monastic and eco-friendly environment. It is both national and international in scope, grounded on Buddhist principles and, designed to produce local, national, and international religious, social, and political leaders who are simultaneously Dhamma practitioners and disseminators.

South Wales

Modules include:

  • Buddhist Traditions (compulsory)
    Learn about key Buddhist concepts and practices as well as the misconceptions of Buddhism. Also, gain an insight into the history of the development of Buddhism and its main sub-traditions.
  • Buddhist Meditation and Psychology
    Develop your knowledge of Buddhist meditation traditions in both theory and practice across a number of different cultures. Also, consider Western psychological perspectives on Buddhist meditation.
  • Buddhist Ethics
    Gain an understanding of Buddhist Ethics in both theory and practice across a number of different cultures.
  • Buddhist Philosophy
    Learn about Buddhist philosophical traditions across a number of different cultures.
  • Pali Language (numbers permitting)
    Develop a solid grounding in Pali language, forming the foundation for further self-study.
  • Dissertation (for students progressing to the MA)
    A significant piece of research into an appropriate area of study.

Aggācāra (Noble Practice)                    

The purpose of our Buddhist centre is to provide free education to nuns and children. We also do charity project and Dhamma translation and publication. We see there are many needed areas to be worked on.

1. To help poor children and nuns, ourcentre will offer free education like Dhamma, English, computer  and so on. We also welcome volunteers to teach them Dhamma knowledge, English, Chinese, computer etc. 

2. To help the poor people in Myanmar, we will conduct charity few times a year to raise funds and to offer necessities to them. 

3. To do the translation of Dhamma books and Dhamma talks from Burmese to English and Chinese.

4. To encourage students to share their ideas on Dhamma freely on this website without the feeling of embarrassment about the lacking of English proficiency.

Nakhorn Pathom

Readers of Thai or of Pali in Thai script may be interested to know that the Buddhaghosa Pali College in Nakhorn Pathom has made a number of its publications available on its website. The intention is to eventually upload all of the grammars and textbooks used in the college's residential BA degree and online correspondence courses. They are being provided chiefly for those who intend to take the correspondence course, but anyone may download the texts free of charge. The grammatical content of these courses is based substantially on that of the Burmese Dhammacariya syllabus introduced to Thailand by Sayadaw U Dhammananda of Wat Tamao, Lampang.

The texts uploaded so far include:Kaccaayana's Grammar (Pali only)Padmaruupasiddhi (Buddhapiya's commentary on Kaccaayana. Pali with Thai trans.)Notes for the Wat Tamao Pali course (these are in many volumes; so far all the material on sandhi and naama is now available).


The Institute has three Departments of Study representing Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Culture and Buddhist Literary Sources. Pali Studies come under the department of Buddhist Literary Sources. Currently Professors Asanga Tilakaratne and Ven. K. Dhammajoti serve as heads of departments of Buddhist philosophy and Buddhist Literary Sources respectively After Professors Kapila Abhayawansa's retirement the headship of the department of Buddhist cultures remains open Professors T. Endo heads Pali Studies.


Dedicated to bringing together teachers, students, scholars and practitioners who are committed to exploring Buddhist thought and practice as a living tradition, faithful to its origins and lineage, yet adaptable and alive in each new time and place.


The Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies represents one of the oldest Departments of Study in the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, originally formed in 1959 under the name of Vidyodaya University of Sri Lanka. The founder of the University, the Most Venerable Welivitiye Sri Soratha Nayaka Thera had the objective of making the University a center of learning on Buddhist Philosophy and Buddhist Civilization. The Department is proud to continue this tradition and provide opportunities for students to learn major areas related to Buddhism – Pali Language, Buddhist Civilization, Buddhist Philosophy, Philosophy and Psychology.


Outline of Programmes
- Graduate Diploma and higher degree programmes by course work or research;
- Seminars that focus on specialised fields of Buddhist studies;
- Language studies in the context of classical Buddhist texts;
- Short term programmes which provide an outline of Buddhism ( eg. A Guide to Buddhism series.).