Faculty of Buddhist Studies

Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka

Faculty of Buddhist Studies

Undergraduate Programmes


Syllabi Process of the Department of Buddhist and Pali Studies

The three subjects operating under this Department are:

  1. Buddhist Philosophy  - B.A. (General) (Hons.) Degree Programme/s
  2. Buddhist Civilization - B.A. (General) (Hons.) Degree Programme/s
  3. Pali                             - B.A. (General) (Hons.) Degree Programme/s
Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Civilization and Pali can be selected as Special Degree subjects. The Department of Buddhist and Pali Studies with these three subjects functions under the Faculty of Buddhist Studies. The prime objective of this Department is to instill high level of Tipitaka knowledge among the student monks who are enrolled here for different academic courses and to develop that knowledge from research level to practical adaptations to the life itself. The subjects under this Department consist of various scopes of both eastern and western philosophies. The objective of the Degree Course is to produce a scholar who is capable of balancing the two subjects – Buddhist Philosophy and Buddhist Civilization and acquire a substantial pragmatic knowledge in his own scope. All these subject teachings have been designed to develop the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains of the student community

Syllabi Process of the Department of Practical Buddhist Studies

This Department provides a substantial training to the student monks regarding Dhamma sermons, Dhamma discussions, meditation, Bodhi puja, pirit chanting and such other religious duties through both theoretical and practical means. Preparing old manuscripts, editing of writings, robe cutting-viewing-colouring process, working as a guide on Buddhist circuit, organizing a field trip are some of the Departmental activities apart from providing a theoretical and practical knowledge through subjects like Buddhist Monk and Contemporary Social Understanding, Meditation and Buddhist Counseling. Meanwhile a qualitative training is provided to the student monks regarding the Computer and Internet in order to transfer the message of Buddhism to the modern world.
The Department is equipped with a state of the art Computer Laboratory. The student monks are also taught as to how he becomes a better Dhamma messenger through a course called Mass Communication.
There is a subject called Practical Buddhist Studies under this Department along with several other subsidiary subjects as follows:

  1. Practical Buddhist Studies                              -           B.A. (General) Degree Programme
  2. Buddhist Monk and Contemporary Social Understanding - Foundation Course
  3. Meditation and Buddhist Counseling                         -           Foundation Course
  4. Foundation Course in Information Technology I-II -           Foundation Course