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Official:
Department of Applied Buddhist studies,
Faculty of  Buddhist studies, 
Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
Puttalam Road,
Anuradhapura.

 

Residence:  
 Sri Chandananda Buddhist College, 
Asgiri Mahā Viharaya, Kandy.
Telephone:
Official: +94 252235978 

Mobile:  +94719112145 /+94702341621

Email:
Official: mwimalajothi@busl.ac.lk
Personal:  mvimalajothi@gmail.com
  1. PhD (Candidate), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2020-2023).
  2. MPhil (English Medium) in Pāli from the Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (PGIHS), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2019.
  3. Postgraduate International Exchange Programme at University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway in 2018.
  4. Diploma in Buddhist Counseling Psychology from the Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy, Pallekele in 2017.
  5. B.A. Special Degree in Pāli with First Class Honors from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2015.
  6. Undergraduate International Exchange Programme at Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea in 2014.
  7. Prācīna Pundit Degree in Sinhala, Pāli and Sanskrit from the Oriental Studies Society Sri Lanka in 2011.
  1. Member of the Faculty Board, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. (from 10th January 2017 to Present)
  2. Member of the Teacher’s Union Association, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. (from 2017 to Present)
  3. A Member of the Quality Assurance Unit – Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. (2018.05.11 – 2019.05.11)
  4. Full Life Member of the Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. (from 2015 to Present)
  5. Member of the Oriental Studies Society of Sri Lanka. (2011 to Present)
  6. Member of the Buddhist Brothers Association – University of Peradeniya. (2015/2016)
  1. Lecturer – Department of Practical Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. (From 10th January 2020 to present)
  2. Lecturer (Probationary) – Department of Practical Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. (2017.01.10 – 2020.01.10)
  3. Temporary Lecturer – Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya. (2016.08.15 – 2017.01.09)
  4. Editor – BUSL Newsletter, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2019.
  5. Editor – BUSL Newsletter, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2017.

Visiting Appointments

  1. Visiting Lecturer – Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. (from 01st March 2017 to present)
  2. Visiting Lecturer – Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (PGIHS), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. (2019.09.07 – 2020.02.09)
  3. Visiting Lecturer – Department of Social Sciences and Comparative Studies, Faculty of Language and Cultural Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka. (2019.01.07 – 2019.06.20)
  4. Visiting Lecturer – Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy, (SIBA Campus) Pallekele. (2016.03.01 – 2017.03.10)

Books Published in Sinhala

  1. The Relationship between Person and the Society: According to Buddhism, S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo, 2015.
  2. The Vedic Literature, the Concept of Ṛita and Vedic Gods, S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo, 2015.
  3. Sanskrit Upadeśa Literature: with Special Reference to Pañcatantra and Hitopadeśa, S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo, 2015.
  4. The Nature of the World in Buddhist Perspective, S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo, 2013.
  5. Ṛitusaṃhāra Kāvya, S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo, 2012.

Editing of Academic Journals

  1. Editor – Practical Buddhist Studies, Reviewed Journal Vol. I, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, 2019.
  2. Editor – Buddhist and Pali Studies Academic Journal, Vol. II, Palipana Sri Chandananda International Buddhist Research Institute, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2017.
  3. Editor – Āvarjanā Academic Journal, University Dhamma School, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  4. Editor – 2nd International Pāli Conference Book, Exegetical Methodologies for Illumination of Buddhavacana, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  5. Editor – Buddhist and Pali Studies Academic Journal, Vol. I, S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2014.
  6. Editor – Nenasa Academic Journal, Maha Vihara Maha Pirivena, Asgiriya, Sri Lanka, 2009.

Articles in Reviewed Journals:

  1. ‘A Critical Study of the Communal Leadership and Sri Lankan Bhikkhu’, Practical Buddhist Studies Reviewed Journal Vol. I, ed. Ven. Madipola Wmalajothi, Ven. Welipitiye Pannarathana, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2019, pp. 95-108.
  2. ‘A Brief Analysis on the Term Vinaya’, Pravacana Reviewed Journal, ed. Ven. Kirama Wimalatissa, Ven. Wilgamuwe Piyananda, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2018, pp. 93-100.
  3. ‘A Brief Introduction to the Significance of Dhamma-Vinaya’, Pravacana Reviewed Journal, ed. Ven. Bodagama Sumana, Ven. Halpitiye Samithsiri, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2018, pp. 452-459.
  4. ‘A Brief Study of South-Asian Buddhist Art and their Symbolical Meanings’, Pravacana Reviewed Journal, ed. Ven. Diulapelesse Wimalananda, Ven. Dapane Chandarathana, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2017, pp. 263-294.
  5. ‘A Study of Bhikkhu Pārājikā Rules: With Special Reference to Theravāda Vinaya Piṭaka’, Pravacana Reviewed Journal, ed. Ven. Boliyadde Dhammakusala, Ven. Kumbugodaare Pannaloka, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2017, pp. 220-250.
  6. ‘The Importance of Buddhist Meditation to Manage Mental Stress’, Pravacana Reviewed Journal, ed. Ven. Pategama Gnanissara, Ven. B. Ananda, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2016, pp. 476-526.
  7. ‘The Buddhist View on the Body and Mind Problem’, Pravacana Reviewed Journal, ed. Ven. Akmeemana Dhammapala, Ven. Veliwita Soratha, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2015, pp. 250-277.
  8. ‘The Pagoda Worship and the Mental Composure’, Thūpa Reviewed Journal, ed. Ven. Welipitiye Indananda, Sri Sudharmaramaya, Badulla, 2014, pp. 444-472.

Articles in Academic Journals:

  1. ‘A Brief Study of the Contribution of the Asgiri Mahā Vihāraya for Buddhist Renaissance’, Asgiri Mahā Vihāraya and 1818 Nidahas Saṭana Academic Journal, ed. Ven. Atipola Mahinda, Ven. Ehelepola Mahinda, Asgiri Mahā Vihāraya, Kandy, 2019, pp. 85-97.
  2. Kamma and Its Consequences: A Brief Analysis Based on the Stories of Ubbarīvagga in Petavatthu’, Prabuddha Academic Journal Vol. VIII, ed. Ven. Ehelepola Mahinda, Udugama Temple Asgiri Maha Vihāraya, Kandy, 2019, pp. 416-441.
  3. ‘A Brief Account on the Cultivation of Wholesome Qualities through Buddhist Bhāvanā’, Prabuddha Academic Journal Vol. VII. Ed. Ven. Ehelepola Mahinda, Ven. Kelegama Jinarathana, Udugama Temple, Asgiriya. 2018, pp. 436-443.
  4. ‘A Critical Study of Petavatthu’, Ñāṇābhinandana Academic Journal, ed. Ven. Mahakumbukwewe Nandaloka, Mahakumbukwewa Rajamahā Vihāraya, Rathmalagahaveva, 2018, pp. 93-166.
  5. ‘A Critical Study of Methunadhamma Pārājikā’, Vanarathanābhinandana Academic Journal, ed. Ven. Weliwita Soratha, Ven. Panamure Chandima, Sri Pavaragiri Vihāraya, Udubaddava, 2018, pp. 182-192.
  6. ‘A Brief Study of Bhikkhu-Paṭipadā and Pārājikā Rules’, Surabhāṇī Academic Journal, ed. Ven. Keembiye Anuruddhasiri, Sri Sudharmarama Vihāraya, Galle, 2018, pp. 265-282.
  7. ‘The New Year Rituals and Two Mahā Vihāras’, Hisatelgeme Aitihāsika Sirita saha Sri Lankeya Sanskrutiya, ed. H.M.R.D. Herath, The Department of Central Province Ayurveda, Sri Lanka, 2018, pp. 12-21.
  8. ‘Buddhist Political Philosophy: A Brief Critical Study, Māgadhi Academic Journal, ed. Ven. Elamaldeniye Sarananda, S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo, 2018, pp. 157-169.
  9. ‘Nettippakaraṇa: A Brief Analysis’, Vibhajana Academic Journal, ed. Hasantha Samarasinha, Anushka Dilani Atthanayake, Nagānanda International University, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2018, pp. 94-106.
  10. ‘Peṭakopadesa: A Brief Study’, Situlpawwa Academic Journal, ed. Ven. Bopagoda Nagitha, Dimuthu Punsara, Sithulpawwa Royal Temple, Tissamaharamaya, 2018, pp. 404-411.
  11. ‘How to Develop Mental Happiness through Buddhist Meditation’, Damsara Academic Journal, ed. Ven. Dankande Silarathana, Bhaṇḍāgala Āraṇya Senāsanaya, Velipenna, 2017, pp. 427-446.
  12. ‘A Brief Study of Pātimokkha and its Content’, Prabuddha Academic Journal Vol. VII, ed. Ven. Medagampitiye Wijithadamma, Udugama Temple, Asgiri Mahā Vihāraya, Kandy, 2017, pp. 170-194.
  13. ‘A Brief Analysis on Mahākhandaka in Mahāvaggapali’, Vidyāpradīpa Academic Journal, ed. Ven. Doraliyadde Wimalasiri, Ven. Kumburuwela Silananda, Vidyaloka Maha Pirivena, Ketavala, 2017, pp. 97-104.
  14. ‘An Analysis on the Meters of Vuttamālā Saṃdesa Sataka’, Buddhist and Pali Studies Academic Journal Vol. II, ed. Ven. Madipola Wimalajothi, Ven. Welipitiye Indananda, Dinidu Sathsara Basnayake, Palipana Sri Chandananda International Buddhist Research Institute, Kandy, 2017, pp. 329-340.
  15. ‘A Brief Investigation on Tipiṭaka Literature and its Structure’, Shastralocana Academic Journal Vol. II, ed. Ven. Kudawewe Somannada, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 2017, pp. 128-159.
  16. ‘Kaccāyana Vaṇṇanā’, Buddhist and Pali Studies Academic Journal Vol. II, ed. Ven. Madipola Wimalajothi, Ven. Welipitiye Indananda, Dinidu Sathsara Basnayake, Palipana Sri Chandananda International Buddhist Research Institute, Kandy, 2017, pp. 364-368.
  17. ‘Samatha and Vipassanā Meditation’, Āvarjanā Academic Journal, ed, Ven. Bamunugama Shanthawimala, Madipola Wimalajothi, University Dhamma School, University of Peradeniya, 2016, pp. 129-139.
  18. ‘The Origin of Theravāda Abhidhamma’, Āvarjanā Academic Journal, ed, Ven. Bamunugama Shanthawimala, Ven. Madipola Wimalajothi, University Dhamma School, University of Peradeniya, 2016, pp.73-90.
  19. ‘The Four-fold Mindfulness is included in Ānāpānasati: With special Reference to Ānāpānasati Sutta in Majjhima Nikāya’, Maṅgala Pravacana Academic Journal, ed. Ven. Kanangamuwe Rahula, Shantiniketana Maha Pirivena, Matale, 2016, pp. 106-118.
  20. ‘Kālavāda: A Brief Study’, Prabuddha Academic Journal Vol. IV, ed. Ven. Medagampitiye Wijithadhamma, Sri Lankan Pali Text Society, 2016, pp. 171-188.
  21. ‘A Brief Analysis on Aṭṭhagarudhamma’, Asgiri Mahā Viahāra Mahapadavi Academic Journal, ed. Muruddeniye Dhammarathana, H.M. Mahinda Herath, Published by Government of Sri Lanka, 2016, pp. 205-221.
  22. ‘Pali Poetic Literature and Telakaṭāha Gāthā: A Brief Analysis’, Dhammagavesī Academic Journal, ed. Ven. Udupihille Vimalabuddhi, Vidyarathna Pirivena, Matale, 2016, pp. 427-444.
  23. ‘An Analysis on Cha-Kesadhatuvaṃsa’, Āshirvāda Academic Journal, ed. Ven. Welipitiye Indananda, S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo, 2016, pp. 198-215.

Published Full Papers in Pali and English

  1. ‘A Comparative Study of Pali Vimuttimagga (The Path of Freedom) and Chinese (Cié-to-tāo-lun) Vimuttimagga Translation’, The Belt and Road Buddhist International Conference for Youthful Monastics, Nanshan Temple, Zhangzhou, China, 2019, pp. 217-239.
  2. “Kāni vinayo iti padatthāya bhāvitāni atthavaṇṇanāni: Theravādī dhammapariyāyānusārena saṃkhittena parivīmaṃsanaṃ” (A Brief Inquiry into the Explanations Given on the Term Vinaya with Special Reference to the Exposition of Theravāda Teachings) 5th International Pali Conference, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, 2019. pp. 129-136.
  3. ‘Dhammasaṃnivedanāya bhāvita Kabbanāṭakānūrūpīpayogā: Suttapariyāya lakkhanānusārena Vīmaṃsanaṃ’, (Poetic and Dramatic Moods of Expressions in Communication of Dhamma: A Critical Explanation with Special Attention to the Techniques of the Suttantapiṭaka), 3rd International Pali Conference, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, 2017. pp. 129-142.
  4. ‘Buddhism and Environment: A Study in Relation to Buddha’s Preaching, International Conference on the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ICHSS), Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2016. pp. 129-133.
  5. ‘Abhidhammatthāya bhavita atthavaṇṇanā: tepiṭakāhi saddhiṃ sāṭṭhakathā ṭhīkākānusārena vīmaṃsanaṃ’, (An Investigation on the Definition of the Term ‘Abhidhamma’ with Special Reference to the Canon, Commentary and Sub-Commentary), 2nd International Pali Conference, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, 2016. pp. 51-55.
  6. ‘Kataṃ buddhassa ākappo hoti bhāsāyaṃ ca pakāsane ca’? (What the Buddha’s attitude towards language and expression?) 1st International Pali Conference, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, 2015. pp. 9-14.

Abstracts in Pali and English

  1. ‘A Comparative Study of the Theravada Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuṇī Pārājikā Vinaya Rules’, Annual Research Congress PGIHS – RC- 2018. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2018. p. 43.
  2. ‘Nibbānaṃ ca parinibbānaṃ ca: atthavinicchayaṃ’, (The Definition of the Terms Nibbāna and Parinibbāna), International Research Conference on Humanities and Social science, University of Sri Jayawaradanapura, Sri Lanka, 2015. p. 206.
  3. ‘Mayaṃ kimatthāya yuddhaṃ karoma?: Buddha desanānusārajjhayanaṃ’, (Why Conflict Occur: A Study in relation to the Teachings of the Buddha), 4th International Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2015. pp. 187-188.
  4. ‘How to Protect Environment: An Analysis of Buddha’s Teaching’, 4th International Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2015. p. 142

Published Full Papers in Pali

  1. ‘Yuddha nivāraṇāya sogatadhamme upayogitā: katipaya buddha desanānusāra vīmaṃsanaṃ’, (The Importance of the Teachings of the Buddha to eradicate wars: With Special reference to selected Suttas), 3rd National Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 1st November 2017. pp. 599-604.
  2. Abstracts in Pali, Sinhala and English
  3. ‘A Study of the Appliance of Buddhist Ethics for the Modern World’, 9th Annual RASSL Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, 2016. p. 194.
  4. ‘The Concept of Karma: An Investigative and Comparative Study of the Theory of Karma Depicted in Buddhism and other Teachings’, 9th Annual RASSL Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, 2016. p. 195.
  5. ‘Vuttamālā Sandesa Sataka: A Critical Study’, 11th Annual National Conference of Buddhist Studies, Organized by the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies University of Sri Jayawaradanapura, 2015. pp. 10-11.
  6. ‘Pālibhāsā-Ajjhayane Buddhadattamahātherassa Anuggahaṃ: Pālibhāsāvataraṇa-ganthānusārena’, (The Contribution of Ven. Polwatte Buddhadatta mahāthera for the Study of Pali Language based on Palibhāsavataraṇa). Peradeniya University Pali day Conference on Modern Trends of Pali Studies, University of Peradeniya, 2014. p. 16.

Research Involved

  1. MPhil Research: “A Structural and Comparative Study of the Theravāda Bhikkhu and Bhikkhunī Vinaya Codes: with Special Reference to Pārājikā, Saṅghādhisesa and Aniyata” under the supervision of Emeritus Prof. P.B. Meegaskumbura and Dr. H.M. Mahinda Herath. (2019)
  2. Member of the NORPART Research Project of the PGIHS, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and University of South Eastern Norway, Norway, (from 2018 to Present)
  3. Human Rights Education Research Journal at USN. University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway. (2018)
  4. Undergraduate Research Dissertation Supervision – Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Art, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. (from 2016 to Present)
  5. B.A. (Special Degree) Research Dissertation: “A Critical Edition of the Vuttamālā Sandesa Sataka” under the supervision of Emeritus Prof. P.B. Meegaskumbura. (2015).

1. Pali Language and Literature

2. Textual Criticism

3. Buddhist Studies

4. Buddhist Vinaya

5. Buddhist Meditation

6. Human Rights

  1. Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF), Research Grant Council, Hong Kong – 2020
  2. Hong Kong University Presidential Scholarship (HKU-PS) – 2020
  3. NORPART Scholarship – University of South-Eastern Norway – 2018
  4. The Best Research in the Religious Studies at the Technical Session on Religious Studies, Annual Research Congress, PGIHS University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 03rd April 2018.
  5. Global Korea Scholarship – Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea – 2014
  6. Agnes Batuwantudawe Prize for the greatest competence in Pali Studies, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka – 2014/2015
  7. Woodward Prize for the greatest competence in Pali Studies, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka – 2014/2015
  8. Sri Saddharama Pirivena Prize for Pali and Buddhist Studies (offered for the highest aggregate marks obtained for Pali and Buddhist Studies), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka – 2014/2015
  9. D.J. Kalupahana Scholarship for Pali and Buddhist studies, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka – 2013/2014. (For the highest results of the 300 level Examination in Arts)
  10. W. Pachow Scholarship for Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka – 2013/2014. (For the highest results of the 300 level Examination in Arts)
  11. Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship – 2011-2015
  12. Buddhist Literary award for Buddhist and Pali Studies Academic Journal Vol. I – 2014
  13. Veliketamulle Sri Gnanavimala Scholarship (For Prācīna Pandit Final Examination in 2011
  14. Godamunne Sri Gunarathana Scholarship (Offered for the highest marks obtained of Prāchīna Prārambha Examination in 2009.

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