Mr. R.G.D. Jayawardena  
 

Office Addres s:  

Dept. of Pali & Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Email: 

  rgdjaya99@ Yahoo.com

Telephone: 

081-2385339

Personal Website: 

Biography:

 

18 th February 1958

Educational Qualifications:

 

2009- PhD University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

1998- Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies. University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka

1986- Bachelor of Arts

Appointments (Selected)

 

Senior Lecturer - Grade 1

Visiting Appointments

 

 

Memberships & Awards

 

 

Keynote/Invited Papers:

 

•  2013- Meditation of Loving-kindness for a Peaceful Society: A Study of Fundamentals in the Metta Sutta , The 2nd International Meditation Seminar Organized by International Buddhist Meditation Center . Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University , Thailand

•  2012- Araññaka Sampradaya (forest dwelling monks) in Sri Lanka , Asgiri Maha Viharaya, Kandy . National Conference

•  2012- Contribution of Ananda K Coomaraswamy for Studying the Buddhist Art with new vision, Ananda Coomaraswamy Memorial Conference on Asian Art and Culture

•  2012- New Trends of Sri Lankan research in the field of Buddhist Studies in the current decade , International Buddhist Conference Buddhasravaka Bhiksu University , Anuradhapura , Sri Lanka

•  2008- Historical Study of Buddhist concepts that formed and organized the spiritual identity of Sinhala ethnicity, National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities & Social Sciences, Colombo

•  2005- Contributions of the Cholas to Buddhism in South Asia , Peradeniya University Research Session

•  2004- The Role of the forest dwelling Monks during Yapahuwa, Kurunegala and Gampola periods , Postgraduate Research Symposium. Faculty of Arts. University of Peradeniya

•  2004- A Cultural anthropological observation on the Wheel Symbol , Peradeniya University research Session purse

•  2004- The Eco- philosophy in Buddhism and Early Buddhist art , International Seminar on Buddhism and Ecology Between the Department of Buddhist Thought and Culture. Dongguk University and University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka

•  2003- What the Buddha thought of Sacrifice and wish-Fulfillment , Sri Lanka association for Buddhist Studies

•  2003- The Origin and evolution of the Swastika Symbol , The First Conference University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka. Postgraduate research Symposium

•  2003- Hereditary behavior of old Buddhist Women at Gonadeniya hamlet in Sri Lanka (an anthropological Observation) , Dept. of Sociology, University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka

•  2002- The Cultural relationship between Sri Lanka and other countries reflected in the ancient Sri Lankan Buddhist art , Joint Seminar international. Dept. of Pali and Buddhist Studies University of Peradeniya and Dongguk University Seoul Korea

•  2001- Monastic Groves and paintings of ancient Sri Lanka , Proceedings of the annual Research Session. University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka

•  2001- Immoral behavior and the Eco- Crisis , Sri Kalyanodaya Society, Kandy , Sri Lanka

•  2000- History of Buddhism and Buddhist Culture , YMBA Kandy , Sri Lanka

•  1995- Buddhist Symbolism in the Art of South Asia : Their Origin, Development and Distribution , Annual research session Faculty of arts. University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka

  • 1993- Rebirth, YMBA Invited by Governor Central Province Kandy Sri Lanka

Research Interests:

 

Buddhist antiques , Buddhist culture, Buddhist history, Buddhist art and architecture

Research Publications (Selected)

 

•  2013- Budusamaya ha Puratana Lankave Arthika Sanvardhanaya, Nugetenne Sri Pannanandabhidana Maha Svamindra Upahara Shastriya Sangrahaya

•  Sanskrutika Puaranaya. Vol. 5. Part 1. June, 2012. Published by Central Cultural Fund. Sri Lanka . “ Perani Bauddha Saniparakshaka krama

•  Sri Lanka Journal of Advanced Social Studies. Volume 1. Number 2.ISSN.2012.9149. Published by National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Colombo . Sri Linka,

•  Sri Lankawe Bhautika Sanskrutiye Annannyatavata Mul u Bouddha Adahas , Dhammavijaya. Kurunegala. Anura Printers

•  Anathma Lakshana Desanaven Pilibinbuvana Yatarthaya , ed, Ven, Kotapitiye Rahula.Darsana Addhyayana, Essays in honor of Venerable Homagama Dhammananda, Karunarathna and sons. Homagama

•  Tamil Buddhist Identity of Ancient Buddhist Culture in South India and Sri Lanka , Ed, Ven, Akiriye Somananda,Abhivandanā. Omax printers, Kandy

•  Objective of Buddhist Art , Editor, Ven, U Mahinda.Pasgoda Sri Vineetha Nayaka Thera Felicitation Volume.R.P. printers Pvt Wattala

•  Makara Symbol , Patibhana, The Buddhist Annual. Vol.2.Peradeniya University Buddhist Association

•  Aramika Bhikkshu Jivitaya tulin prakasavana parisara sambandhata vidi ., Ed. Kotapitiye Rahuala.Bouddha Vinaya Addyanaya. Karunarathna and sons Homagama

•  Historical investigation into the elephant symbol , Ed, Ven. Raluve Padmasiri. Sath. Dilini Advertising , Piliyandala

•  Editor: Madagampitiye Vijita Dhamma, Udagama Jinalankara Nenasa. Yapahu, Kurunegala Yugawala Arannyavasi Bhikshu parapura , Lintan Print shop, Kandy

•  Swastika, Saragavesi. Academic Journal .Pali and Buddhist Studies Association. Ven Kotapitiye Rahula. Ed. University of Peradeniya

•  Buddhist theory of knowledge , Saragaveshi Journal. Association of Pali and Buddhist Studies. University of PeradeniyaSri Lanka

•  Sanskrutika Puranaya, Madhyama Sanskrutika Aramudala. Rajaye Mudrana Nitigata Sanstrava. Sri Lanka . Vol.2, Puratana Sri Lankawe Aramika Udyana.

•  Cultural background in the Buddhist art of Mourya Civilization , Madagama Sri Vajiranana Abhinandana Sastriya Sangrahaya. Vidyasudani. Ed, Wiloye Wimalajoti.Mawatagama Pemananda.Sri Devi printers private limited Nadimala. Dehiwala

•  Scroll of Craving Symbol , Sammuti. 11, Colombo . Sri Lanka ed, Unuwatura bubule Mahinda, Tangalle Somasity. Dipani offset print p, 231-247.

•  Vesak Sithivili, Eksath Bauddha Madhya Mandalaya. Nagarika Mudranalaya. Colombo . Religious beliefs represent in Primitive art

•  Puratana Sri lankawe Aramika Udyana. (Monastic garden in ancient Sri Lanka ) Sanskrutika Puranaya. 11.series

•  Rebirthi, Sammuti 1. 2001. Dr Daramitipola Ratanasara Memorial compilation. Ed, Unuwatura Bubule Mahinda, A H D. Amarasekara. Dipani Printers Colombo . Sri Lanka

•  The Buddhist Heritage from ancient Kashmir , Bulletin. Issue No 04. British Council. Kandy Sri Lanka

•  Dhamma wheel.:A Historical investigation into the wheel Symbol , Patibhana. Vol. 1. The Buddhist annual. Peradeniya University Buddhist Association. Systematic print (pvt) Ltd. Sri Lanka

•  Dhamma wheel: Makara Symbol, Patibhana. Vol. 11. The Buddhist annual. Peradeniya University Buddhist Association. Sanduni offset printers Kandy Sri Lanka

•  Religious beliefs associated with the Tree Symbol - Saragavesi. Ed, Makadawara Ananda. Published by the Pali and Buddhist educational Association. . University of Peradeniya . Sri Lanka

•  Eco- Philosophy in the Buddhist art of the Mourya Civilization - Anveshana.Vol.1. Post graduate institution. Pali and Buddhist University Kelaniya.Sri Lanka

•  Indian Women during the Buddha's time - Dinuma International Publication Sri Lanka

•  Indian Society during the Buddha's time - Dinuma international Publication, Sri Lanka

•  Do part 11

•  Buddhism and Anthropologists ‘thoughts for human Organization - Dinuma. International Publication, Sri Lanka

•  Buddhist Culture and its Environmental Affiliations: Rural technology - Publication of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs .Sri Lanka. Mahanuwara Sri sumangalaVidyalaiya Shastriya Sangrahaya Government Print

•  Vesak Sithivili. Eksath Bauddha Madhya Mandalaya. Nagarika Mudranalaya. Colombo , Religious beliefs embodied in the Primitive art

•  The View point of aestheticism embodied in the Pali literature -Sinhala Sahitye Heli Peheli. Mahanuwara Sri SumangalaVidyalaiya Shastriya sangrahaya. Arya print Kandy

Booklets:

•  Lakdiwa Arama Puranaya, 2002- Buddhist Publications Society, Kandy , Sri Lanka

•  1999- Buddhist Stupa , Buddhist Publications Society, Kandy , Sri Lanka

•  1996- Niyama Dhamma Vivaranaya. Dhamma wheel, Buddhist Publications Society, Kandy , Sri Lanka

•  1998- Buddhist attitude towards the material wealth , Damsak Buddhist Publications Society, Kandy , Sri Lanka

Translation:

Translation from English to Sinhala

The Tree of Enlightenment -Peter Della Santina, Chico Dhamma Study Foundation, California, USA, 2001, Budusamaye Muladharma-Samadhi Cultural Centre Wattarantenna Pedesa, Kandy

RESEARCH WORKS:

•  2013- A historical Study of ancient beliefs connected with the architecture of Bodhi-ghara in Sri Lanka

•  2012- New Trends of Sri Lankan Buddhist scholars research works in the field of Buddhist studies of Current decade

•  2009- Contribution of Sri Lankan Buddhist Literature for the Development of Ethnic Identity of Sinhalese

•  2005- Contributions of the Cholas to Buddhism in South Asia

•  Objective of Buddhist art

•  2004- A Cultural Anthropological Observation on the Wheel Symbol

•  Araññaka Sampradaya (forest dwelling monks ) in Sri Lanka

•  Contribution of Ananda K Coomaraswamy for Studying the Buddhist Art with new vision

•  New Trends of Sri Lankan research in the field of Buddhist Studies in the current decade

•  The Role of the forest dwelling Monks During Yapahuwa,Kurunegala and Gampola periods. The Eco- philosophy in Buddhism and Early Buddhist art

•  What the Buddha thought of Sacrifice and wish-Fulfillment

•  The Origin and evolution of the Swastika Symbol

•  Hereditary behavior of old Buddhist Women at Gonadeniya hamlet in Sri Lanka ( (an anthropological Observation)

•  Monastic Groves and paintings of ancient Sri Lanka

•  Buddhist Symbolism in the Art of South Asia : Their Origin, Development and Distribution

•  The Origin and Evolution of the Swastika Symbol

Monastic Sanitary system in ancient Sri Lanka
Other Credentials

 

Member -the Board of Discipline

Warden - Akbar Nell Hall

Senior Student Counselor

Coordinator of Special Need Resource Centre

2009/12 - Postgraduate Coordinator

1988- Co- researcher- Cultural Triangle

2002- Assessor of Books - Educational Publications Advisory board of Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka