IABS Conference 2017 in Toronto

International Association of Buddhist Studies has announced its XVIIIth congress to be held in Toronto, Canada. The conference will take place during the period between 20th to 25th August 2017. In 2014, IABS held its previous conference in Austria. For more details please visit. http://www.iabs2017-uoft.ca/


Buddhist International Meets Maha Nayaka Theros

Yesterday, the 22nd, representatives of Buddhist International met Maha Nayaka Theros and called on their interference in the process of forthcoming constitutional reforms, and also to exhort the government to retract the Theravada Bhikku *Kathikāwath* Bill with all due respect. BI representatives have met most venerable Galagama Attadassi maha nayaka thero of the Asgiriya chapter of Siyam maha nikaya (sect), … Read more


“Withdraw the bill to control the conduct of bhikkus” Buddhist Organizations in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan government has presented a bill titled “Theravadi Bhikku Kathikawath (Registration)” seeking the approval of Parliament to bring laws and regulations to control the conduct of bhikkhus and to punish those who fail to comply the new laws. It has been presented by Chief Government Whip and Parliament Reforms and Mass Media Minister Gayantha … Read more


Dharma Voices for Animals – Colombo Chapter inaugurated with call for creation of a caring and compassionate society in Sri Lanka

By Shenali D. Waduge Bob Isaacson is an American human rights lawyer. He spent much of his professional life in defending and saving two legged people from the death penalty. For over 25 years he had been a vegetarian and vegan for more than eleven (11) years and then he came across the teachings of the … Read more


Declare Binara Poya as ‘International Day for Buddhist Women’: Buddhist International meets UN and Diplomats in Colombo

Heads of Buddhist International met Mr. Subinay Nandy, UN’s resident representative in Colombo, and handed over an official request appealing to take necessary actions to declare Binara full moon poya day (Full moon day of the month of September) as the “International Day for Buddhist Women” by the UN. The meeting took place on Tuesday, … Read more


Buddha sculpture discovered in Tamil Nadu

A research team from Pandya Nadu Centre for Historical Research has unearthed a Buddha statue from a village in Theni District, Tamil Nadu India. According to the sources, the statue remains unfinished, and possibly sculptured in the 10th century. Below is the full article published on The Hindu (Madhirai Edition) by S Poorvaja on the 30th August … Read more

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Professor, most venerable Waragoda Pemarathana thero and most venerable Kahagala Sarananda thero joined the advisory council of Buddhist International

Professor, most venerable Waragoda Pemarathana thero and most venerable Kahagala Sarananda thero has volunteered to join the advisory council of Buddhist International. Professor venerable Waragoda Pemarathana thero was the former vice chancellor of the Buddha Shrawaka Bhikkhu university, Anuradhapura, and presently he is the deputy prelate of Ramagngna maha nikaya of Sri Lanka. Venerable Kahagala … Read more


Ven. Kirama Wimalajothi thero becomes chief adviser of BI

Considering the request made by Buddhist International, most venerable Kirama Wimalajothi Nayaka thero has accepted the position of chief adviser to the organization. Venerable Wimalajothi thero is well-known around the Buddhist world for his tremendous contribution towards the revival of Buddhism in the 21st century. He is the director of Buddhist Cultural Center, the Founder … Read more