Name                         : Ven. Dr. Homagama Dhammananda
Designation               : Senior Lecturer
Department               : Religious Studies and Comparative Philosophy
Office Telephone       : +94112891696
Personal Telephone  : +94714429055
Temple Telephone     : +94382232655
Email Address           : hdnanda@bpu.ac.lk/ hdnanda@yahoo.com
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Academic Qualification

  •  B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1995.
  •  M.A.in Philosophy, University of Delhi India, 2002.
  •  M.Phil. in Buddhist Philosophy, University of Sri Jayavardenapura, Sri Lanka, 2001.
  •  Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2014.
  •  Dip in Edu, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1998.

Academic Experience                       

  • Lecturer (Temporary) in Philosophy, Department of Social Sciences and Comparative Studies, BuddhasravakaBhiksu University, Sri Lanka, 2006-2007
  • Lecturer (probationary) in Philosophy, Department of Social Sciences and Comparative Studies, BuddhasravakaBhiksu University, Sri Lanka, 2007-2010
  • Lecturer in Philosophy,Department of Social Sciences and Comparative Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanla, Sri Lanka, 2010-2012
  • Senior Lecturer Grade –II  in Philosophy, Department of Social Sciences and Comparative Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanla, Sri Lanka, since 2012
  • Visiting Lecturer in Sociology of Religion, Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka. 2016
  • Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy of Mahayan (for M. Phil) Department of Philosophy and Psychology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.2017
  • Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy, Department of Social Sciences and Comparative Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, 2018
  • External Examiner for Ph.D. in Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka 2015.
  • Chief Marking Examiner of G.C.E.(A/L) Examination in 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • Assistant Teacher and Vice principal,PravachanodayaMahaPirivena, Miiligoda, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka, from 1993- 2006.

Administration

  • Head, The department of Social Sciences and Comparative Studies, BHiksu University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, from 2016 to 2018.
  • Senate Member - BuddhasravakaBhiksuUniversty, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, from 2008 to 2011.
  • Senate Member -Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, from 2015 to 2018.
  • Committee Member - Students Selection Committee, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka,  Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, from 2015 to 2018.
  • Committee Member - Examination Appeal Committee,Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka,  Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, from 2015 to 2018
  • Warden:BuddhasravakaBhiksu University, Anuradhapura,from 2008 to 2010.
  • Warden:Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, from 2014.2017
  • Council Member:Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, 2018
  • Successfully completed Induction Program for Academic Staff, Conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya 2008.
  • Participated in the Workshop on Event Management Organised and Conducted by the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute on 14th&15th  May 2009.
  • Participated as a resource person in a full day workshop Gender-Based Violence- A  Buddhist Perspective at BuddhasravakaBikshu University 9th January 2009.
  • Participated in the one-day training workshop on University Administration on 23, July 2010
  • Participated in two day Staff Development Program for Academic Staff  at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute of Colombo, Conducted by the BuddhasravakaBhiksu University & Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, on 29th  & 30th November 2011.
  • Participated in the one-day training workshop on University General Administrative Matters and Financial Procedures for the University Academic/Non Academic Staff, Conducted by the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, on  05th September, 2012.
  • Participated in Eighth InternationalTipitaka Chanting Ceremony Bodhgaya, India,   Conducted by the International Tipitaka Chanting Council  2nd – 12th December,  2012.
  • Committee Member - SyamopaliwansikaMahaNikaya, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, Sri KalyaniSamagri Dharma MahaSanghaSabhawa from 2015 to 2015.
  • Life time Committee Member-SyamopaliwansikaMah a Nikaya, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, Sri KalyaniSamagri Dharma MahaSanghaSabhawa, since 2015.
  • Committee Member - Hospital Development Committee,Ayurvedic Hospital at Molligoda in 2009/2010 
  • Committee Member - Hospital Development Committee, Ayurvedic Hospital at Molligoda in 2013/2014 
  • Chief Incumbent of PravachanodayaMahaPirivena, Molligoda, Wadduwa since 2009 up to date
  •  Chief SanghaNayaka of Sri KalyaniSamagri Dharma MahaSanghaSabhawa for kaluthara District, since 2011.
  •  Vice President of Panadura South SasanarakshakaBalamandalayasince  2011.
  •  Served as a Coordinator of 3rd  International Bi-annual Conference of  Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies 2008
  •  Served as a Committee Member of International Buddhist Conference, Organized by BuddhasravakaBhiksu University, Anuradhapura, 2012.
  •  Served as the Chairman of 2nd  National Conference, Organized by Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2014.
  •  Served as a Committee Member of 4th International Buddhist Conference, Organized by Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2015.
  • Served as a Committee Member of 4th International Buddhist Conference, Organized by Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2015.
  • Served as a Session Chairperson of 4th International Buddhist Conference, Organized by Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2015.
  • Served as the Chairman of Teachers' Association of BuddhasravakaBhiksu University, Anuradhapura from 2008 to 2011
  •  Served as a Member of Semester Syllabus Moderating Committee of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka  2013
  • Served as the Senior Treasurer of the Students Union of the Faculty of Languages and Cultural Studies of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka  2015

Research Interests

  • Philosophy,Moral Philosophy, and Buddhist Ethics

International and National Seminar Presentations 

  • Dhammananda, H, 2010"Taking the Meaning Instead the Words: Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism for the Welfare of the World" 4th Bi-annual International Conference, Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies (SLABS), at Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy, Pallekelle, Kandy, 2010.
  • Dhammananda, H, 2012"Analytical Theory in Buddhism", The Millennium Challenges for Buddhism, Abstract, International Buddhist Conference, BuddhasravakaBhiksuUniversty, Sri Lanka, p. 119-120, 2012.
  • Dhammananda, H, 2014'A Philosophical inquiry for Identification on Early Buddhism' Malti- Disciplinary Approachesforthe Enhancement of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, SecondNational Conference,BhiksuUniversity of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, p.  379-383" 2014'
  • Dhammananda, H, 2015"How to Develop Inter-Religious Harmony for The Betterment of Human Beings in Future", Buddhism for Future Human Civilization, 4th International Buddhist Conference, Abstract, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, p.74-75, 2015.

Research & Publications

Researches 

  • Dhammananda, H, 1995 "A Critical Study on Ethics, Truth and Knowledge", The Thesis, presented for  Bachelor of Arts degree programme, University of  Peradeniya, 1995.
  • Dhammananda, H, 1997"A field research on teaching learning difficulties using Dhammapada verses when   teaching Buddhism", The Thesis presented for Post Graduate Diploma in Education programme, University of Peradeniya, 1997.
  • Dhammananda, H, 2001"A Critical Survey of  Moral Philosophy in   Early Buddhism and Kantian" thought, The Thesis presented for  Master of  Philosophy Degree Programme, University of Sri Jayawerdenapura, 2001.  
  • Dhammananda, H, 2014"A Critical Study on Analytical philosophy in Buddhism", The Thesis presented for Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programme, University of Peradeniya, 2014.

 Books (Sinhala Medium)

  • "Bauddha ha KantiyanuSadacharaDarshanaya"  A Critical Survey of Moral  Philosophy in Early Buddhism and Kantian thought, Ven.Dr.Hamagama  Dhammananda, Published by S.Godage and Brothers, Colombo, 2004.ISBN 055-20-6856-8

 Books (English Medium)

  • "A Comparison of the Concept of Buddhist and Kantian Ethics", Ven. Dr.Homagama Dhammananda, Author Publication, ISBN: 978-955- 7887-28-9, 2017

 Editions

  • Dhammananda, H, 2011"Bauddha Moksha Margaya" Ven.Dr.Homagama Dhammananda, Pravachanodaya Maha Pirivena, Molligoda, Wadduwa, Published by Editor, 1st Print, 2011.
  • Dhammananda, H, 2011"Molligoda Purana Samnera Banadaham Potha" Ven.Dr.Homagama Dhammananda, Pravachanodaya Maha Pirivena, Molligoda, Wadduwa, 4th Print, 2011.
  • Dhammananda, H, 2009/2010 "Pravachana Sasthreeya Sangrahaya, Bauddha Suthra Addhyayanaya 01", Chief in Editor. Ven.Homagama Dhammananda, Co-editors, Ven. Warakavehera Dhammapala, Ven. Anamaduwe Dhammadassi and  Ven.NivithigalaSumitta, Buddhassravaka Bhiksu University, 2009/2010.
  • Dhammananda, H, 2016"Bauddha Vinaya Addhyayana" (Second Volume) Literature Studies, Felicitation Volume for, Most Ven. Prof. Kotapitiye Rahula AnunayakaThera of Shyamopali  Vanshika MahaNikaye Sri Jayewardenapura  Kotte Chapter, Editors. Ven.Dr.Homagama Dhammananda, Ven. Dr.Madagampitiye Wijithadhamma, Dr.H.M.Mahinda Herath and Dr. Ashoka Walithota,Sri Lanka Pali Texts Society, Bodhi RajamahaViharaya,Wadduwa, 2016.

  Articles; (Snhala Medium) 

  • Dhammananda, H, 2000 "Darshanika Gnanavibhagaya Pilibanda Bauddha Viggrahaya" Sambhasha, Vidyalankara 125 Vana Samaru Sasthreeya Sangrahaya, Editor. G.D.Ratnapala, Ministry   of Education, Pirivena Education Branch, 2000, p.172-182.
  • Dhammananda, H, 2000" Karmaya, Punarbhavayasaha Antharabhavaya Pilibanda Darshanika Vivaranayak" Ven.Dambuwe Rathanasisri Svameendra Memorial Volume, Editors. Ven. Ratmalvala Seevalee and Mr.Mangala Keshava Disanayaka, Ratnaloka Pirivena, Kalugama, Wallarawa, 2000, p. 145-153.ISBN 955-96608-3-7
  • Dhammananda, H, 1999" Budunvahansesaha Waidya Sevaya" Bauddha Sanskruthika Lekhana, Volume II, Editor. Siri Nissanka Perera, Department of Cultural Affairs, 1999, p. 160- 164. ISBN 955-9399-77-2
  • Dhammananda, H, 2003 "Indriya Prattyakshayasaha Atheendriya Prattyakshaya Pilibanda Bauddha Vivaranaya" Manawa Sastra I, Editor. Ven. Mastiye Upananda, Humanities Publishers       Foundation, PuranaViharaya, Korosduwa, Wadduwa, 2003, p. 114- 137. ISBN 1391-8605
  • Dhammananda, H, 2003 "Mahayanaya ha WaparaEsa" Vidyasudani, Ven. Madagama Sri Wajiragnana Nahimi Felicitation Volume, Editors.Ven.Viloye Wimalajothi, Ven. Mawathagama Pemananda and Ven. Uduhawara Ananda, London Buddhist Temple, London, 2003, p. 125-142. ISBN 955-98229-0-X
  • Dhammananda, H, 2004 "Nirvanagamee Prathipadawehi Seelaya" Abhisthuthi, Ven. Alubomulle Sri Saddhananda Nahimi Felicitation Volume, Editors. Prof.Chandima Wijebandara and Mr. Anura Bamunusinghe, Golden Trust Lanka Private limited, Nugegoda, 2004, p. 419-430.
  • Dhammananda, H, 2011 "Darshanikayan Manmulakala Athma Sankalpaya"  Sadanppasada, Academic Volume, Editors. Ven. Dr. Madagampitiye Wijithadhamma and Ven. Miriswaththe Wimalagnana, PurvaramaMaha Viharaya, Waradiwela, Theldeniya, 2011, p. 189- 199. ISBN 978-955-53802-0-1
  • Dhammananda, H, 2007 "Manasasaha Kaya Pilibanda Sankalpaya" Pravachana  Academic Volume, Meditation Number, Editors. Ven.Liyanegama Chandrasisri and Ven .Ambalangoda Chandima, Buddhasravaka Bhikasu University, Anuradhapura,2007, p. 113-126. ISBN 978-955-1867-00-3
  • Dhammananda, H, 2013"Purna Sansaya Vadiyaku Novu Rene Descartes" Venerable Thera's Felicitation Volume, Editors. Ven. Pinwaththe Anuruddha and S.Sanath Udayajeewa de Silwa, Panadura South Sasanarakshaka Bala Mandalaya, 2013, p. 86-94.ISBN 978-955-98355-3-0
  • Dhammananda, H, 2011" Sadacharaya, Sathyasaha Gnanaya" Darshana Adyayana, Ven. Homagama  Dhammananda Nahimi Felicitation Volume, Editors. Ven. Dr. Madagamapitiye Wijithadhamma and Ven. Miriswaththe Wimalagnana, Prawachanodaya Pirivena Molligoda,Wadduwa, 2011, p. 27-41.ISBN 978-955-5314-80-0
  • Dhammananda, H, 2009" Mahayana Advaya Sankalpaya" Pujaprasadanee, Most Ven. Dimbulkumbure  Sri  Saranakara Vimala Dhamma Anunahimi Felicitation Volume, Editors. Ven. Kulugammana Sri Dhammarakkhitha, Ven.Nehinivala Sri Piyadassi,Ven. Rambukvalle Sri Sobhitha and Prof. Hanguranketha Deerananda, Department of  Buddhist Affairs, Colombo, 2009, p.74-90. ISBN 978-955-0186-00-6
  • Dhammananda, H, 2000"Bhasha Darshanaye Prabhavayasaha Vikashaya" Rajatha Lekha, Sri Sumanathissa Dhamma School Silver Jubilee Felicitation Volume, Editors. Ven.Mastiye Upananda and Ven. Vidurupola Ananda, Sri Sumanathissa Dhamma School, Purana Viharaya, Korosduwa, Wadduwa, 2000, p. 122-147.
  • Dhammananda, H, 1996 "Sansthithika Sadachara Magapenveemaka Vashayen Thrividha Punnyakkriyava Pilibanda Darshanika Vimasumak"  Budusamaya ha Pooja charithra, Most. Ven. Labugama Lankananda  Mahanahimi Felicitation Volume, Editor. Ven.Kotapitiye  Rahula, 1996, p. 250-258.ISBN 955-9349-01-5
  • Dhammananda, H, 2009/2010 "SolosakaraKlesha Dharmayana Vivaranaya Karana Vaththupama Suthraya" Pravachana Academic Volume, Suthra  Studies Number  01, Editors. Ven. Homagama  Dhammananda, Warakawehera Dhammapala and Ven.NivithigalaSumitta, Buddhasravaka Bhikasu  University, Anuradhapura, 2009/2010, p. 213-230. ISBN 978-955-1078-01- 0
  • Dhammananda, H, 2015"Thalesgen Arambhavi Aristotalgen Awasanvana Adi Greeka Darshanaya" Pravachana, Review Journal of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 6th Volume, Number   I, Editors. Ven. Akmeemana Dhammapala and Ven.Welivita Soratha, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2015, p.14-32.ISBN 978-955-1867-08-9
  • Dhammananda, H, 2016 "Chullawagga Paliya" Bauddha Vinaya Adhyayana, (Second Volume) Literature Studies, Felicitation Volume for, Most Ven. Prof. Kotapitiye Rahula AnunayakaThera of Shyamopali Vanshika Maha Nikaye Sri Jayewardenapura Kotte Chapter, Editors. Ven. Dr. Homagama Dhammananda, Ven.Dr. Madagampitiye Wijithadhamma, Dr.H.M. Mahinda Herath and Dr. Ashoka      Walithota,Sri Lanka Pali Texts Society, Bodhi Rajamaha Viharaya, Wadduwa, 2016, p.59-75ISBN 978-955-3908-01-8.
  •  Dhammananda, H, 2015"Batahira Darshanye Anduru Yugaya" ShatraLochana, First Volume, Editors.Ven. Mahakumbukvewe Nandaloka and Ven.Mawanelle Bodhananda, Student Monks Welfare Society, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2015, p.474-480.ISBN 978-955-1867-05-8
  • Dhammananda, H, 2008"Batahira Vileshee Darshanaye Aithihasika Vardhanaya Pilibanda Purwakhathanayak" Chinthana Dhara, Academic Volume, Editor. Arunashantha Walpola, Philosophy and Psychology Society, University  of Sri  Jayewardenapura, 2008, p.90-110.ISBN 978- 955-1867-05-8
  • Dhammananda, H, 2015 "Bharatheeya Chinthave Vikashaya" Pragna, Dharma Satreeya Lipisaraniya, Editors. Ven. Inginagahagoda Gnaninda and  Mr. Sanath Udayajeewa de Silwa, Sri Visuddharama Purana Viharaya, Madavilgoda, Panadura, 2015, p. 76-106. ISBN 978-955-7962-00-9
  • Dhammananda, H, 2016 "Nuthana Batahira Buddhivadee Darshanikayo" Prabuddha, 4th Volume, Most. Ven. Udugama Sri Dhammadassi Rathanapala Buddharakkhithabhidhana Mahanahimi Memorial Academic Volume, Editors. Ven.  Anamaduwe Dhammadassi, Ven. Dr.Madagampitiye Wijithadhamma and Ven. Ahelepola Mahinda, Sri Lanka  Pali Tex Society, Bodhi Rajamaha Viharaya, Thalpitiya, Wadduwa, 2016, p. 75- ISBN 978-955-30-6111-993.
  • Dhammananda, H, 2016  "Nuthana Batahira Anubhuthiwadee Darshanikayo" Shanathi, Felicitation Volume for, Shyamopali WansikaMaha Nikaye Asgiri Vihara Parshavaye Mathale Mahadisawe Adhikarana  Sanghanayaka Mangaladhar makeerthi Sri Gnanavimala  Sastrapathi Rajakeeya Panditha Ven. Pandivita Chandavimalabhidhana Mahathera, Editor. Ven.Dr. Kanangamuwe Rahula, Shanthinikethana Maha Pirivena, Mathale,  2016, p. 20-29. ISBN 978-955-3950-00-0
  • Dhammananda, H, 2018 "Non-Buddhist Religious Centres around Panadura and ReligiousToleration",  Pahana, Academic Volume, Editors: Ven. Dr. Julampitiye Punnasara, Prof. Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Mr. ArunaThalagala, Panadura Galgoda Sri Maha Vihara Publication, 2018, ISBN 978-955-3518-00-2, p.76-88.

 Article  (English Medium)

  • Dhammananda, H, 2003 "What kind of Relation there is between Religion and Morality." Pranamalekha, Essays in honour of Ven. Dr. Madagama Dhammananda, Editors. Ven. Wilaoye Wimalajothi, Ven. Mawathagama Pemananda, Ven.Uduhawara Ananda and Sanath Nanayakkara, London Buddhist  Vihara, 2003, p. 281-287.ISBN 955-98229-1-8
  • Dhammananda, H, 2002 "Goodwill and Duty" Symphony, International Students House, University of  Delhi, India, 2002. p.15-18.
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