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  • Dr. Ven. Panahaduwe Yasassi Thero

    Lecturer (Probationary) in Buddhist Culture

    PhD, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2013.
    Master of Arts Degree in Buddhist Studies (English Medium) ,University of Kelaniya.
    Master of Arts Degree in Buddhist Studies (English Medium), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
    B. A. (Special) Degree in Buddhist Civilization with a First Class,University of Sri Jayewardenepura Sri Lanka.

    +94112857786 +94714879654 Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka, Pitipana North, Homagama

Educational Qualification

Higher Education

  • PhD, “A Study of the Utility of Buddhist Teachings for the Enhancement of Productivity in Government Institutions in Sri Lanka”. University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2013.
  • Master of Arts Degree in Buddhist Studies (English Medium) 2008 - 2009 Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Master of Arts Degree in Buddhist Studies (English Medium)
    2009 - 2010, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • B. A. (Special) Degree in Buddhist Civilization with a First Class. 2004 – 2008, University of Sri Jayewardenepura Sri Lanka.

Professional Skills

IT/Computer Skills

  • Certificate Course in Graphic Designing, Colombo Zonal Information and Communication Technology Education Centre, Lumbini Vidyalaya, Colombo 05, 2007.
  • National Certificate in Computer Applications (Basic Level), Colombo Zonal Computer Resource Centre, Lumbini Vidyalaya, Colombo 05, 2003.
  • National Certificate in Computer Applications (Intermediate Level), Colombo Zonal Computer Resource Centre, Lumbini Vidyalaya, Colombo 05, 2004
  • Diploma Course in Microsoft office 2003, Siptara Computer Centre, Nugegoda, 2007.
  • Diploma in Graphic Designing, B.C.C.A Computer Systems PVT. LTD, Nugegoda.

Language Skills

  • Certificate in English for Careers part 1 and 11, University of Colombo, 2010.
  • The Diploma course in English, Sri Jinaratana Academy, Colombo 02, 2008.
  • Spoken English (Diploma Level), Royal Institute, Havelock Town, 2006.
  • Gangarama Rapid English Speech Programme, SRI Jinaratana Academy, 2003.

Working Experience

  • Lecturer (Probationary) in Buddhist Culture at Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka from 2012-01- 03 up to date.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Buddhist Civilization at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura from 2011 - 03- 01 Up to date.
  • Visiting Lecturer (Buddhist Studies M.A. course) at University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka from 2014 – 03 – 15 to 2015 – 01 - 31
  • Visiting Lecturer at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka from 2014 – 08 – 12 Up to date
  • Visiting Lecturer in Buddhist Culture at the Univerity of Ruhuna from 2013. 04. 22 Up to date.
  • Temporary Lecturer in Buddhist Culture at the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka from 2011 – 01 – 03 to 2011 – 12 – 31.
  • Temporary Tutor in Buddhist Civilization at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura from 2009 – 08 – 31 to 2011 – 01 – 02.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Buddhist Culture at the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka from 2010 – 08 – 15 to 2010 – 10 – 15.
  • Pirivena Teacher in English Language at Sri Pannodaya Primary Pirivena, Gangodawila    Nugegoda from 2005 – 03 – 30 to 2008 – 08 -31.
  • Pirivena Teacher in Pali at Sri Pannodaya Primary Pirivena, Gangodawila, Nugegoda from 2008 – 09 – 01 to 2009 – 08 – 30.

 

Departmental, University activities and Responsibilities

  • Faculty member from August 2014.
  • Sub-warden (Academic), University Hostels.
  • Coordinator of the Project on the preservation of the community of monks in Sri Lanka and Attitude Enhancement., Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Coordinator of the Foreign Students’ at the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Co- editor in BPU Highlights (The official news letter of the Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka).

Academic Bodies (Research Papers Presented at Conferences)

2010

  • SLABS International Conference 2010, A paper was presented under the topic of “Concept of Education: Western and Buddhist Perspectives”
  • 6th National Conference on Buddhist Studies 2010, A paper was presented under the topic of  How Buddhist Teachings can Contribute to the Improvement of the Nursing Service in Sri Lanka

2011

  • The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka 4th Research Conference March 25th - 26th 2011,           A paper was presented on “ Contribution of Buddhist Philosophy to Productivity Enhancement in Institutions with Special Reference to the Karaniyametta Sutta
  • The international Pali Conference 2011, A paper was presented on “ Physical Resource Management as Reflected in Pāli Canon
  • 3rd  ATBU Conference 2011 in Thailand A paper is to be presented on "The Maneuvering of Monastic Tipitaka Studies of the Mahvihara Tradition” (A Historical Perspective)
  • International Buddhist Conference 2011 at the Buddhasravaka Biksu University, A paper was  presented on ''Psycho-Physical aspect in Productivity Enhancement as Revealed in Buddhism''
  • Annual National conference on Buddhist Studies 2011 at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, A paper was presented on ''The Relationship between Superiors and Subordinates for Better Productivity through Buddhist Philosophy''

 

2012

  • Dharma Dhamma International conference , Bhopal Madhya Pradesh, 2012, The importance of changing attitude for productivity enhancement in institutions.  
  • Mahabodhi national conference , 2012, Is the inclusion of the Puggala Pannatti in Abhidhamma Pitaka appropriate?
  • INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “INTROSPECTIONS ON BUDDHIST TRADITIONS” (7-9 September, 2012), Gauthama Buddha University, Uttara Pradesh, “ The maneuvering of Mahavihara Tradition in Sri Lanka for the preservation of  Pali Tipitaka: A Historical Perspective”
  • First National conference 2012, Buddhist and Pali University, “ The Contribution of Lay Buddhist scholars for  the exposition of Dhamma”
  • International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Overcoming the Challenges for the Re-Establishment of the Bhikkhunī Order in Sri Lanka through the Study of Historical Experiences
  • The 2nd International Buddhist Meditation Seminar, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Ayutthaya, Thailand “Karaniyametta Sutta as a Paradigm for Productivity Enhancement in Institutions”

2014

  • 11th United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations and Conference in Vietnam, “Buddhist Perspective on the Importance of Healthy Thinking towards Healthy Living”
  • International Conference on International exchange of Buddhism in the Global Context, SIBA, “Re-Establishment of the Bhikkhunī Order in Sri Lanka through the Light of Historical Experiences”

Academic Bodies (Coordinating)

  • Joint coordinator of 06th National Conference on Buddhist Studies, December 04th and 5th 2010.
  • Joint coordinator of Annual Conference on Buddhist Studies, December 17th and 18th 2011.
  • Joint coordinator of the First National conference 2012, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2012
  • Joint coordinator of Annual Conference on Buddhist Studies, December 21st and 22nd 2012

 

Academic Bodies (Memberships)

  • Life Member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, From January 2011.
  • Committee member of the G.C.E. Advance Level Marking Schemes preparation Board.

Awards and Grants

  • The award of the best results “Principles of Buddhist Social Philosophy” paper of the Master of Arts Degree Examination held in 2009 at the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

Research Interests and Teaching Arias

  • Buddhism & Management
  • Buddhism & Social Philosophy

 

Graduate Supervision

  • Supervising to Ven. Varanyana for his MPhil Degree thesis under the topic “A critical Study of Concept of Motivation in Jataka Stories” Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya.
  • Supervising to Mrs. Sujeeva Priyadarshani Atigala for her Post Graduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies course thesis under the topic “A Comparative Study 0n Western Teaching techniques with Buddhist teaching methods that used for teaching and learning process of the Class rooms”. Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Supervision to Mrs. Ashoka Indrani Koralage for her Post Graduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies course thesis under the topic “The Utility of Buddhism for Management” Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

Academic Contribution (International)

  • Chairing a Session at “International Conference on International exchange of Buddhism in the Global Context”, SIBA, Pallekele, Kandy, 2014.
  • Conducting the first Session of the “Preaching the Dhamma in English Course” Dept. of English, Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka.

 

National Contribution

  • Chief Examiner of the Advance Level Paper Marking Panel (Buddhist Civilization) 2010 upto date.
  • Principal of Sadu Dhamma School (English Medium Section), Thumbowila, Piliyandala.

 

Communications

  • Conducting Dhamma Sermons at SLBC and other Radio and TV channels both Sinhala and Enlish.
  • Writing a Series of Articles for Sunday Lankadeepa News Paper relevance to Buddhist Civilization for G.C.E.  A/L Examination.

 

Research and Publications

Monographs

  • Buddhist attitude to Quest, Thesis Submitted for the B.A. Special Degree Programme, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. (2008)
  • The Origin and Development of Buddhist Sects, Thesis submitted for the Master of Arts Degree at the postgraduate Institute of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, (2008)
  • “A Study of the Utility of Buddhist Teachings for the Enhancement of Productivity in Government Institutions in Sri Lanka”. Thesis Submitted for the PhD Degree Programme, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. (2013)

Books (Published)

  • Freewill and Quest: A Study of Religious & Philosophical Fundamentals, (in Sinhala) “MAGADHI”, 2009.
  • Criteria of Buddhist Ethics, (in Sinhala) “MAGADI”, 2011.
  • Fundamentals of Buddhist Management, (in Sinhala), “MAGADI”, 2011.
  • Study of Buddhist Social Institutions, Author Publication, 2011.
  • Phases of Buddhist Traditions: A Historical Perspective, Author Publication, 2011. 

Books (Edited)

  • “Pragñodaya” (in Sinhala), Pannodayaramaya, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, 2008.
  • “Chandraprabha” (in Sinhala), Felicitation Volume in Honor of Professor Emeritus Chandra Wickramagamage, Sunethradevi Vidyayatana Pirivena, 2011.
  • “BUDDHIST STUDIES”, (Sinhala & English)  Research Papers presented at the 6th National Conference on Buddhist Studies, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies" University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2011.
  • “Abstracts” of the first National conference, (Sinhala & English), Buddhist and Pali University, 2012.
  • “Buddhist Culture in Asia” (In Sinhala), Felicitation Volume in Honor of Most venerable Warayaye Athula Thera, Sri Dhamraja Pirivena, Kosnathota, Godakawela, 2014.
  • “Expansion of Buddhism and its Socialization”, The Volume of the first National Conference 2012, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. (In Print)

Articles (Published)

In Sinhala

  1. “Religio-Philosophical teachings on the Concept of Liberation”, “Samaya Adyayanaya” “MAGADHI”, 2009.
  2. “Political Background of the Buddha’s Period in India”, “Pravrajya” Pirivena Branch of the Ministry of Education, 2009.
  3.  “The Buddha as Depicted in Mahayana Buddhism”, “Nivanmaga” Buddhist Association of the State Printing Cooperation of Sri Lanka, 2010.
  4. “Buddhism, Ethics & Law, “Buddhist Ethics” “MAGADHI”, 2010.
  5. “Buddhist Economic Institution” “Swarnaprabha” K.F.U Graphics Pvt Ltd, Rajagiriya, 2010.
  6. “The Concept of Emancipation as Revealed in Theravada Buddhism” “Darshana Adyayana”, Pravacanodaya Pirivena, Molligoda, Vadduva, 2011.
  7. “Artistic Creations in Anuradhapura Period”, “Bodu Netha”, Sri Ariyawamsa Memorial Dhamma School,  Brahmanagama, Dipangoda, 2011.
  8. “Mahindagamanaya: A Successful Missionary” “Nivanmaga” Buddhist Association of the State Printing Cooperation of Sri Lanka, 2011.
  9. “Background of Buddhist ethics” “Felicitation Volume of Bibiladeniye Sri Maliyadeva” Dept. of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2011.
  10. “Buddhist approach to Human Resource Management” Mahendraprabha” Dept. of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2011.
  11.  “Buddhist Attitude on Attending to the Sick” (Charana), Buddhist monks’ Association, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2011.
  12. Maneuvering of Mahavihara Bhikkhus for the Preservation of Pali Tipitaka” (Sumanamanjari), Dept. of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2011.
  13. “The Historical Evolution of Lay - Clergy relationship that is important to the ethical Development” “Chandraprabha” Felicitation Volume in Honor of Professor Emeritus Chandra Wickramagamage, Sunethradevi Vidyayatana Pirivena, 2011.
  14. “Psychological Tendencies as Revealed in the Buddha’s Biography” “Vimalaprabha”, Vimala Viharaya, Navala, 2011.
  15. “Noble lay Uposatha as revealed in Buddhism” (Lochana), Sri Subhadrarama Vidyayatana Pirivena, 2012.
  16. “The Contribution of Mahavihara Bhikkhus in the Compilation of Pali Commentaries” (Pali Commentarial Literature), Ridee Viharaya, 2012.
  17. “Dispensational Resources Management” “Sarada” Sasunmaga Prakasana” 2012.
  18. “Buddhist Attitude to Nature Aesthetic with reference to Pali sources”, “Charana”, Buddhist monks’ Association, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2011.
  19. “Cittasvabhava” “Nivanmaga” Buddhist Association of the State Printing Cooperation of Sri Lanka, 2012.
  20. “The Contribution of Mahavihara Bhikkhus for the preservation of Theravada Tradition”, “ Anupada” Felicitation Volume in Honor of Kirinde Gunasiri Nayaka Thera, “MAGADHI”, 2013.
  21. “Sanghadhikarana, Adhikarana Samatha and its Democratic Features” “Vidusatara” Felicitation Volume in Honor of Ven. Hipankande Saddhasiri Nayaka Thera, Vidyasamadhi Maha Pirivena, Hipankanda, 2013.
  22. “Freewill and quest as revealed in Buddhism”, (Journal of Pracheena Bhasopakara Samagama), 2010.
  23. “Buddhism for the Use of Environmental and state properties”, “Nivanmaga” Buddhist Association of the State Printing Cooperation of Sri Lanka, 2013.
  24. “The Concept of Perfections as revealed in Buddhist Sanskrit Texts” “ Studies on Buddhist Sanskrit Texts” Felicitation Volume in Honor of Ven. Pinnagodakande Vipassi Nayaka Thera, “MAGADI”, 2013.
  25. “The Historical Evolution of the worship of Relics and its Consequences”, “Siri Sandanada”, Paramadhamma Visuddharamaya, Katuvavala, Boralesgamuva, 2013.
  26. “The Techniques Used by the Buddha in Motivating the Disciples”Felicitation Volume in Honor of Ven. Ahungalle Siri Seelavisuddhi Mahanayaka Thera, “Dept. of Buddhist Affairs”, 2013.
  27.  “Abhayadanaya”, “Nivanmaga” Buddhist Association of the State Printing Cooperation of Sri Lanka, 2014.
  28.  “Thissamaharama Perahera” “Perahera in Sri Lanka”
  29. The Influence of Buddhism to the life style of the Thai People” “Buddhist Culture in Asia” 2014.

In English

  1. “The Contribution of lay Buddhists for the Exposition of the Dhamma; In the Past and the present”, “Conference Volume”, First National Conference, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2014.
  2. “Psychological Tendencies As Revealed in the Biography of the Buddha”, “Buddhist Psychology” “MAGADHI”, 2011.
  3. “The Maneuvering of monastic Tipitaka Studies of the Mahavihara Tradition”, “Aryabhihara” Dept. of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2012.

Re-Establishment of the Bhikkhunī Order in Sri Lanka through the Light of Historical Experiences” “International Conference on International exchange of Buddhism in the Global Context”, SIBA, Pallekele, Kandy, 2014.

Dr. Ven. Panahaduwe Yasassi Thero