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P. V. Bapat Memorial Lecture Series

The Centre celebrated the birth centenary of P. V. Bapat, the stalwart of Pali, Buddhism on the 12th of June 1995 in collaboration with the Bapat Birth Centenary Committee of Pune. From then onwards it has been an annual feature by lecture series, delivered by eminent scholars. 3rd December 2013 P.V. Bapat Lecture was delivered by Prof. Dr. Y. Karuna Dasa (Dept. of Buddhist Studies, Hong Kong Centre for Buddhist Studies, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong) on “How Buddhism look at other Religions” Prof. V. N. Jha (Hon. Prof. K. J. Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies) chaired the session.

Lecture Series

Prof. Karuna Dasa delivered lecture on “Kamma and Rebirth” on 4th December 2013 followed by the lecture on ‘Paticcasamutppada – Interdependence’ on 5th December 2013.  





March 2010: Workshop on Kumarajiva Life and Work in collaboration with Dept. of Buddhist Studies, Delhi University and sponsored by ICPR. Apart from faculty members of the institute, participants included Prof. Nobuyoshi Yamabe and Prof. Lalji Shravak .

September 2010: Workshop on “The Power of the Word: Socio-Philosophical Dimensions of Buddhism” with the focus on the living tradition in South and South East Asia, organized by K.J. Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies, Dept. of Buddhist and Pali studies, University of Colombo and ICPR, New Delhi.

2nd phase of the above workshop was organized with the focus on the living tradition in South and South East Asia, at ITBU, Myanmar in May 2011.

Special Lectures are arranged on a regular basis on various themes related to Buddhist  Studies:

  • Ven. Dhammadipa - Satipatthana Sutta
  • Prof. Asanga Tilakaratne - Abhidhamma in Theravada tradition
  • Ven. Dhammajoti - Sarvastivada Abhidhamma
  • Ven. Geshe. Dorji Domdu - Nagarjuna’s Philosophy

The P. V. Bapat Memorial Lecture is an annual feature, where such luminaries as N. H.Samtani, S. N. enka , and Senake Bandarnayake have graced the podium.

In 2008-09 there was a series of lectures conducted under the theme of “Philosophy at Crossroads” where a platform was provided for discussion between scholars of Western and Indian philosophy.

Centre has academic collaboration with International Association of Buddhist Universities Vietnam Buddhist University, Hanoi. Otani and Shuchin University, Kyoto, Japan.

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