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Vision

To establish the identity of Buddhist Culture throughout the world by preserving the identity of Sri Lankan Buddhist culture

Mission

Creating virtuous individuals who respect ones' own culture with the assimilation of the identical features of Buddhist culture, locally and internationally.


Introduction

The Department of Buddhist Culture is one of the main departments attached to the Faculty of Buddhist Studies at the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. This department was established in 1997 with the establishment of the university in Homagama premises, and with the intention of achieving the vision of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

The main objective of our department is to teach Buddhist Culture for both local and foreign students who are willing to learn this subject. The curriculum of our department includes the geographical expansion of Buddhist Culture in both Theravada and Mahayana countries with the significant cultural features of each country. Further it is expected to apply Buddhist teachings with certain disciplines socio-economic, political, education and management etc.

Our Department acts a significant role in teaching students as all the students registered in our university should select Buddhist Culture as one of their main subjects. Also we provide the general and special degrees in both Sinhala and English media. Few main activities organized by our department annually can be pointed out as follows.

  • Organizing two academic field trips per annum.
  • Publishing a peer-reviewed journal-(JBC) “journal of Buddhist culture”
  • Publishing journal ‘Vibhudhalekhā’ by the Student's Association of Buddhist Culture.
  • Organizing guest lectures with the participant of eminent scholars.
  • Motivating the students for various academic and social activities.

 

 

 

B.A. General Degree Course Syllabus (Internal)

Level One

  • BUCU 11013 (C) -Historical Background of Buddhist Culture
  • BUCU 11022 (C) - Buddhist Ethics
  • BUCU 12033 (C) - Fundamental Teachings in Buddhist Culture
  • BUCU 12042 (C) - Buddhist Tradition in Sri Lanka I

Level Two

  • BUCU 21053 (C) - Geographical Expansion of Buddhist Culture in South and South East Asia
  • BUCU 21062 (C) - Buddhist Social Institutions
  • BUCU 22073 (C) - Buddhist Aestheticism
  • BUCU 22082 (C) - Buddhist Tradition in Sri Lanka II

Level Three

  • BUCU 31093 (C) - Geographical Expansion of Buddhist Culture in Central and East Asia
  • BUCU 31102 (C) - Fundamental Teachings in Mahayana Buddhism
  • BUCU 32113 (C) - Buddhist Art & Architecture
  • BUCU 32122 (C) - Buddhist Political Philosophy


B.A. Special Degree Course Syllabus (Internal)

Level One

  • BUCU 23514 (C) - Values and Norms
  • BUCU 23524 (C) - Buddhist Social Institutions
  • BUCU 23534 (C) - Buddhist Aestheticism
  • BUCU 23544 (C) - Bodhisattva Concept and Practice
  • BUCU 23554 (C) - Tipitaka Studies I (Sutta Pitaka)
  • BUCU 23564 (C) - Philosophical History of Buddhist Schools
  • BUCU 23574 (C) - Buddhist Tradition in Sri Lanka II
  • BUCU 23584 (C) - Buddhist Economic Philosophy

Level Two

  • BUCU 33594 (C) - Buddhist Political Philosophy
  • BUCU 33604 (C) - Tipitaka Studies II (Vinaya Pitaka)
  • BUCU 33614 (C) - Sociology of Religion
  • BUCU 33624 (C) - Buddhist Art I
  • BUCU 33634 (C) - Geographical Expansion of Buddhist Culture in South and South East Asia
  • BUCU 33644 (C) - Practical Buddhism in Sri Lanka
  • BUCU 33654 (C) - Buddhism and Management
  • BUCU 33664 (C) - Law and Ethics in Archeology

Level Three

  • BUCU 43674 (C) - Fundamental Teachings and Tradition of Buddhist Education
  • BUCU 43684 (C) - Buddhism and Social Issues
  • BUCU 43694 (C) - Buddhist Culture in Central and East Asia
  • BUCU 43704 (C) - Buddhist Communication and Missionary Service
  • BUCU 43714 (C) - Buddhist Art II (Architecture)
  • BUCU 4372x (C) - Dissertation

 

Study Programs

Department of Buddhist Culture