|Prof. Ven. Kotapitiye Rahula|
|Born - 10 th July 1961|
B.A. (Hons.) - Pali Language ( University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka )
M.A . – Pali Language ( University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka )PhD. - Pali Language ( University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka )
Professor - Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya -2009- to date
Senior Lecturer Grade I - Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya- 2001- 2009
Senior Lecturer Grade II - Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya- 1995 - 2001
Lecturer - Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya-1991-1995Lecturer (Probationary ) - Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Ruhuna , Matara-1988-1991
Visiting Lecturer - Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya , Peradeniya-1987-1988
Visiting scholar in teaching Pali language- Bokkyu University , Kyoto , Japan in1995Visiting Lecturer , Buddhist and Pali University , (Asgiriya Branch) Kandy in 1992
Memberships & Awards
|Woodward Prize for Pali (Greatest Competence) Special Arts Degree Examination in 1986-University of Peradeniya|
Buddhist Approaches to Reconciliation and Peace Building, An International Roundtable on Reconciliation and Peace Building: The Role of Buddhism and other Religious Traditions: Truth, Justice and Healing Post-conflict Asian Societies- Organized by World Conference of Religion for Peace and United States of Peace, 15-16 March 2011 in Singapore
The Influence of the Environment on Human life : International Research
Seminar - Organized by the Buddhist Research Institute, MCU 2001in Thailand
Purification of Environment through the Buddhist Way of Life : Third
International Buddhist Conference of Sri Lanka Association for Buddhist Studies - Held in Buddhasraràvaka Bhikkhu University , Anuradhapura , 2008
Understanding and controlling of Emotions in Buddhism 1 st International Association of Buddhist Universities Conference and Symposium on Buddhism and Ethics organized by the Buddhist Research Institute, MCU2008 in Thailand
Leadership and Buddhist Personality ( Nāyakatvaya saha Bauddha paurushaya ) - The Guest Lecture at Teachers' Training Programme of Panadura Sasanarakshaka Division, Sri Walukaramaya, Wadduwa in 2010
The Field of Buddhist Education ( Bauddha Adyàpana Viùaya Kshetraya ) - The Guest Lecture at the Annual Prize giving of the Karuna Bharaya, The Auditorium of the National Museum in 2009.
Buddhism and Social Problems - The Chief Lecture at the Annual Meeting of Wadduwa Sanasa Association in 2009
Keynote Speech - Vidyābhimanī Praõāma , Welapura Maha Vidhyalaya,
Kalutara in 2009
Internal and External Challenges faced by the Bhikkhus - The Main Lecture at
Dharmavijaya Pirivena, Kalutara in 2009
Buddhism and Tourism - A Guest Lecture at the Blue Water Hotel, Wadduwa in 2009
The Police officer and the Parābhava-sutta , A Guest Lecture at Sri Lanka Police College , Kalutara in2009
The Guest Lecture of the Book Launching : “ Nettippakaraņa Aţţhakatā by Ven. Medagampitiye Vijitadhamma”, University of Peradeniya in2009
The aims and objectives of promulgation of Vinaya rules ( Vinaya nīti penaveeme aramunu hā abhimatārtha ) : The Main lecture on the day of initiator of Pravachanodaya Pirivena, Malligoda, Wadduwa in 2009
Understanding and Controlling of Emotions in Buddhism : the First International Conference and Symposium of International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU), on “Buddhism and Ethics”, Conducted by Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University , Thailand in 2008
Basic Characteristics of Monks' education (Bhikùu adhyāpanayehi mūlika lakùna), A Guest Lecture at Asigiri Maha Vihàra Pirivena, Kandy in 2008
Sauhkaya Sanraksanaya udesā Bauddha upadesanaye eti vedagatkama : A Guest Lecture at Government Hospital , Kongahawela, Matale in 2008
Dura Balamu : A Guest Lecture at Sri Dharmaraja Dhamma School , Sri Lankaramaya, Wadduwa in 2008
An Evolution of Jataka Stories , Keynote Address at Vesak celebration function, Seck Kia Eenh (Malacca Buddhist Association) in 2008
Themes Buddhist Lecture Series , Themes Buddhist Viharaya, London in 2007
The utility of the importance of the protection of the Vinaya precepts to the Community of the monks . ( Bhiksu samajaye pevetma sandahā vinaya sikāpada surakeme eti vedagatkama ) : the lecturer at the Rerukane Dharma Chakra Foundation, Bandaragama in 2007
The development of the attitudes of the Buddhist monks : The guest lecture at the Uva Wellassa University , Badulla in 2007
Expansion of Buddhist Literature : the Guest Lecture at the Literary Ceremony of the Horana Vidyaratne Vishva Vidyapitha, Horana in 2007
Preservation and promotion of Buddhist Art in Sri Lanka : The conference paper in the international Buddhist Seminar on the United Nations Day of Vesak, Conducted by Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University , Thailand in 2007
The Guest Lecture : The 50 years anniversary of the Valagedara Sirinivasa Vidyayatana Pirivena, Kalutara in 2007
Buddhist monk and Society : Khettarama Maha Pirivena, Kande Viharaya, Alutgama in 2007
The Higher Ordination ( Upasampadā ) :the Guest Lecture at the training Programme of Higher Ordination, Pravaconadaya Pirivena, Molligoda in 2006
The Biography of Arahant Seevali, (Seevali Maharahatan Vahanse), Pujaramaya, Potupitiya in 2006
The Guest Lecture of the Book Launching : “Bauddha Vinayakarma by Ven. Medagampitiye Vijitadhamma”, University of Peradeniya in 2006
Literary aspects of Buddhism : A Guest Lecture at the Dept. of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi , in 2005
Rogi Satkaraya hā Bauddha Samkalpa : A guest lecture at government Hospital , Kongahawela, Matale in 2005
Our responsibility on controlling crimes ( Aparādha mardhanayehi lā ape vagakeema ): the Chief Lecture at Siri Sumana Dhamma School , Gangaramaya, Maha Wadduwa in 2005
Buddhism and unity of family, ( Bududahama hā Pavul jeevitaye samagiya ), the chief lecture at Panadura Divisional Secretariat on the Programme of Tsunami disaster people in 2005
The Uposatha , Observing Vas and the duties of the Teachers, ( Uposathaya, Vas visema hā âcàrya Upàdhyàya vath ) The Guest Lecture at the training Programme of Higher Ordination, Sri Sumanatissa Pirivena Dehiwala in 2005
Solutions through Buddhism for mental solace: The Guest Lecture at the Blue
Water Hotel, Wadduwa in 2005
The Pali Canonical Literature, (Pàli tripiñaka Sàhityaya), The Guest Lecture at the Auditorium of the Public Trusty, in 2005
Observing Vas ( Vas Visima ): The Guest Lecture at the training Programme of Higher Ordination, Sri Dharmavijayaloka Purana Viharaya, Pnnipitiya in 2004
The importance of Pabbajja and Upasampadà, (pevidi upasampadave eti
vedagatkama ): The Main lecture on the day of initiator of Pravachanodaya Pirivena, Molligoda, Wadduwa in 2004.
Buddhist monk and personality (Bhiksuva hā Paurusaya) , A guest lecture at
Buddhasrava Bhiksu University in 2003
Human Recourses and use of Physical Properties: A Guest Lecture in Samasta Lanka Sasanaraksaka Forum's Conference at Palipana Chandananda Buddhist Centre, Kandy in 2003
The development of the attitudes of the monks, (Bhikku âkalpa Vardanaya): The Guest Lecture in the Workshop hold at the Mutiyangana Rajamaha Viharaya Badulla in 2003
The Higher Ordination ( Upasampadā ) : The Guest Lecture at the training Programme of Higher Ordination, Gangula Sri Parama Vishuddharamaya Panadura in 2003
The Higher Ordination ( Upasampadā ) The Guest Lecture at the training Programme of Higher Ordination, Ashokaramaya Kalutara in 2002
Matdravya nivàranaya hà mahajana dàyakatvaya : A Guest Lecture at Vijaya Kumaratunga Memorial Hall Vadduwa in 2002
The Guest Lecture at the seminar of the Chief incumbent of Kalutara District : Organized by the Sàsanàrkhaka Mandalaya, Panadura, Hold at the Saddharmakara Viydayatana Pirivena, Pinwatta in 2001
The duties of the Police officer for prevention the criminals , A Guest Lecture at Sri Lanka Police Superintend Office Panadura in 2001
Buddhist Philosophy and Ethics ( Bauddha darshanaya ha saradharma ): Teachers' Training Programme of Panadura Sasanarakshaka Division in 2001
The Higher Ordination ( Upasampadā ): The Guest Lecture at the training
Programme of Higher Ordination, Nandana Pirivena, Kesbewa in 2001
Resource Person , Primary workshop: Economic, Social and Human Wellbeing and Development through Buddhist Ethics, BMICH Committee Room E in 2001
Higher Ordination ( Upasampadā ): The Guest Lecture at the training Programme of Higher Ordination, Pratibimbaramaya Dehiwala in 2000
Attitudes of Bhikkhus, (Bhikku âkalpa) : A Guest Lecture at Asigiri Maha
Vihara Pirivena, Kandy in 2008
Resource person , Two day workshop on Buddhist Pre School System for Sri
Lanka, Palipana Sri Chandanada Buddhist Research Institute, Asgiriya, Kandy in 2000
Higher Ordination ( Upasampadā ): The Guest Lecture at the training Programme of Higher Ordination, Bellanvila Rajamaha Viharaya in 1999
Samanā Sakya Puttiyā : Chief Lecture at the training programme of Higher Ordination, Naga Viharaya, Kotte in 1998
The attitudes and objectives of the monks as defected in the Vinaya Pitaka ,(Vinaya Pitakayen helivana bhikku ākalapa hā aramunu ) :The Guest Lecture at Sumaga dam sabha, Sri Dharmarama Pirivena, Dediyawala in1992
Pali language , Pali grammar, Pali Literature, Vinaya Literature, Abhidhamma StudiesPrakrit Language, Buddhism and Peace
Research Publications (Selected)
Philosophy Studies (Darśana Adhyayana-essays in honour of Venerable Homagama Dhammananada) Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama in 2011
Saddasāratthajālini (Edition of the text Connection of words in the sentences, Translation and Introduction) Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama in 2009
Selalihini Mission (English Translation) – Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama in 2009
Pali & Buddhist Studies (Pali Bauddha Adhyayana) Collection of articles in Sinhalese' Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama in 2009
Pali and Buddhist Studies – Collection of articles in English. Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama in 2009
Buddha Dharmaya - Grade six (in accordance with the Government syllabus) Karunaratne & Sons, H Homagama, (Sinhala) -2007
Higher Ordination : (Booklet) editor & publisher. Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama, 2009, (Sinhala) – 2006
Kammavācā - Publisher - Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha, Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama in 2006
Buddhist Vinaya Studies (Bauddha Vinaya Addhyayana ) published in Commemoration of the 150 th anniversary of Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma maha Sangha Sabha. Published by Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha. Rajamha Viharaya Kotte, Karunaratna & Sons, Homagama, in 2006
Symposium of Buddhist Studies (20th Anniversary Commemoration Volume of Thames Meditation society), Publisher: Thames Meditation society, United Kingdom , Printed by Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama, 2003
Ordination and Higher ordination (Pevidi Upasampada Vata ) Co-editor, Publisher: Kotte Sri Jayawardenepura. Sangha Sabha. Kotte in 2000
Buddhism and Rituals ( Bauddha Puja Caritra ) felicitation volume to venerable Labugama Lankananda Mahanayaka Thera, Publisher-Buddhasasana Ministry, Colombo , Government Press, Colombo in1996
Buddhist Perspective on Human values , Mahendraprabha, Ed. Ven.Dr. M.Pannanada, Satma Printers, Colombo , 2011
Buddhist Interpretation of eternal peace (Sadātanika Sāmaya Pilibada Bauddha arthakathana) , Siyavas Cārikā : Felicitation volume of Gettepola Sri Vimalaratanābhidhāna mahā nāyaka thero, ed. Saliya Amrasinghe, Sri Kalyāni Sāmagri Dharma Mahāsangha Sabhāva, Kusumsiri Art Amarasinghe, Gampaha, 2009, pp. 76-81.
A study of the origin of the Concept of Sīmā and its special characteristics (Bauddha sīmā sankalpaye ārambhaya hā visheshatvaya pilibanda adhyayanayak) , Abhivandanā: Felicitation volume of Venerable Meeriyabedde Upananda thero, eds. Akiriye Somananda and others, Omax printers, Kandy , 2009, pp. 62-69.
Ancient Connections between Sri Lanka and Burma and the Devolopment of Pali Language (Atītaye Pevati Lanka Buruma sambandhatā saha pali bhāshā prabodhaya ) Svarna Jayanthi Sangrahaya: Vidyakeerthi Pirivene Hanguranketa, eds. Ven Anguruvelle Sãlavimala and others, 2009, pp. 103-117.
Understanding and controlling of Emotions in Buddhism : 1 st International Association of Buddhist Universities Conference and Symposium on Buddhism and Ethics organized by the Buddhist Research Institute, MCU, Thailand , 2008
An Evaluation of Jataka Stories, Abhinandana shāstrīya sangrahaya , Felicitation volume of Ven Vilapititye Gnavamsa Thero, Nigorodhaketta Pirivena, Telabugala, Tilina Printers, Gelioya, 2007, pp. 403-408.
The Buddhist Concept of Aesthetics , The Felicitation volume of Yatadolawatte Ariyawansa maha thero of Kshetrārama maha Pirivena. Eds. Magala Rahula Thero and others. Kshetrārāma maha Pirivena, Kande Viharaya, 2007, pp. 36-39.
Buddhist Concept of Frustration (Asahanaya pilibanda Bauddha Akalpaya), The Abhinandana Academic Journal of Honorable Akurana Pannaransi Thero, Pena Saraniya , ed. Tamjamtenne Dhammaransi Thero. Galle Printers Private Ltd, Horana. 2006, pp. 24-37.
A religious review of Peace and unity, (Sāmaya hā sahajīvanaya pilibanda āgamika vimarshanayak) , Sumana Prabodha, Felicitation volume of Badullagammana Sri Sumanasara Thero, Badullagammana Sri Sumanasara Thero, Niyo Graphic, Nugegoda, 2006, pp. 323-349.
The Study on Vinaya kamma, ( Vinaya karma pilibanda adyanayak ), Bauddha Vinaya Addyayana, ed. Kotapitiye Rahula Thera, Kotte Kalyāni Sāmagri Dharma Mahasangha Sabhāva, Kotte, Karunaratne & sons, Homagama, 2006, pp. 142-154.
The Introduction of Buddhist Uposatha, ( Bauddha uposataya pilibanda hedinvīmak ), Bauddha Vinaya Addyayana , ed. Kotapitiye Rahula Thera, Kotte Kalyāni Sāmagri Dharma Mahasangha Sabhāva, Kotte, Karunaratne & sons, Homagama, 2006, pp. 276-285.
Vinayo nāma sāsanassa āyu, Bauddha Vinaya Addyayana , ed. Kotapitiye Rahula Thera, Kotte Kalyāni Sāmagri Dharma Mahasangha Sabhāva, Kotte, Karunaratne & sons,Homagama, 2006, pp. 293-308.
The importance of Higher Ordination as a Self-training Programme, ( Adyātmika pratipadāvak vasayen Upasampadāvw eti vedagatkama ), Bauddha Vinaya Addyayana, ed. Kotapitiye Rahula Thera, Kotte Kalyāni Sāmagri Dharma Mahasangha Sabhāva, Kotte, Karunaratne & sons, Homagama, 2006, pp. 318-326.
Higher Ordination: (Booklet) editor & publisher. Karunarathna & Sons, Homagama, (Sinhala) – 2006
Frustration - Buddhist View (Asahanaya – Bauddha mataya) , Pranāma: Felicitation volume of Honourable Niyangoda Dharmakirti Sri Sangharakshita Vijitasiri Thero, eds. Ramhukwelle Sobhita Thero and others, Buddha Sāsana Ministry Colombo, Creative printers and designers, Kandy, 2005, pp. 153-166.
The Buddha as a profound Thinker , Vesak Annual 2549/2005, Thames Buddhist Vihara, Thames Meditation Society, Selsdon Surrey U.K, 2005, pp. 5-7.
The Buddhist Uposatha and its Conceptual Importance, (Bauddha uposathaya saha ehi sankalpamaya vedagatkama) , Abhistutiya, Eds. Professor Chandima Wijebandara and others, Global Trust Lanka Private Ltd, Nugegoda, 2004, pp. 65-77.
Ecological Significance of the Monastic Life , A presentation at the Seminar on “Buddhism and Ecology” Jointly Organized by the Peradeniya Forum of Buddhist Studies, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies University of Peradeniya. & The Department of Buddhist Thought and Culture, Dongguk University Korea , 2004
Buddhist Concept of Suicide (Siya divi nasā genīma pilibnda Baudda ākalpaya) , Vajra Prabha : The Vidyaratana Vishva Vidyapitha Vajra Jayntiya, eds: Nelumdande Vimalasara Thero and others, Vidyaratana Vishvavidyapitha, Horana, The State Printers, Colombo , 2004, pp. 217-223.
Bhesajja Mañjusā Medical Text, (Besajja Manjusa vaidya grantaya) , Saragavesi academic journal 2004.Pub: Pali and Buddhist Educational Association, Depatment of Pali Buddhist Studies University of Peradeniya, Balin & Co (pvt) Ltd, Kandy, 2004, pp. 14-21.
Pirith and its Combined rituals, Buddhist festivals and Ceremonies, (Pirith Pinkama hā ehi upacāra vidhi) , eds: Midigama Sorata Thera and others, Pub: Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Ruhuna, 2003, pp. 16-33.
An Interpretation of Higher Ordination, (Upasampadāva Pilibanda vivaranayak), Vidyasudani: Medagama Vajiragnāna thera abhinandana Academic Journal, eds. Wil-oye Wimalajoti thera and others, London Buddhist Viharaya, London, Sridevi Printers (pvt) Ltd, Dehiwala, 2003, pp. 291-300.
The concept of peace in Buddhism, ( Sāmaya pilibanda bauddha sankalpaya ), Vivarana: Drama sāstrīya lipi sara ö iya, eds. Kandegoda Wimaladhamma Thero and others, The Ministry of Buddhasāsana, Colombo , 2003, pp 66-71.
Aims and Concepts of the Buddhist Clergy as revealed by the Canon
of Discipline , (Vinaya Pitakayen apekshita bhiksu pratipadāva) , Sri Dharmarāja Shastriya Sangrahaya, The Principal and Staff, Sri Dharmarāja maha pirivena, Sivali offset printers, Matale, 2001, pp. 18-26.
Sri Lankan Culture Related to the Buddhist Stupa , Vesak Annual 2000, Themes Buddhist Vihara, Publisher: Themes Meditation Society, London , 2000, pp. 20-21.
Reality of the Worship of Monasteries, (Vehera Vihara vandanāve yatārtaya), Saddharmākara: Century memorial Volume, Pub: Pinwatte Sri Saddharmākara pirivena, The State Printers, Colombo , 2000, pp. 166-167.
Ordination and Higher Ordination (Pevidi Upasampada Vata ) co-editor, Publisher: Kotte Sri Jayawardhanapura. Sangha Sabha. Kotte.2000.
The mind of the child and environment, (Lamā manasa hā parisaraya) , Vesak Handa: The annual Publication of Dhamma, ed. G.Y.H. Fernando. Wekada Buddhist society, Panadura, Bandula Printers, Panadura, 1998, pp. 89-90.
Niddesa , Encyclopedia of Sinhala, Culturel Department of Sri Lanka , Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla. 1997
The symbolic importance of Pirith Chanting, ( Pirith deshanaye eti snketātmaka vedagatkama ), Budu Samaya hā pujā cāritra , ed. Kotapitiye Rahula Thera, The Ministry of Buddha Sāsana, The state printers, Colombo . 1996, 190-203.
Stupa and Sri Lankan Culture, ( Stupaya hā hela sanskrutiya ), Bo - maluwa and Se-Varuna ., ed. Dunagaha Dhammodaya Thera, Taranga Printer, Kiribathgoda. 1993, 23-24.
Pupil Hand books of Kandy Period, ( Mahnuwara yugaye sisya atpoth ), Mahanuwara sengaunu toratury, The academic journal of Sri Sumangala Vidyalaya Kandy. Ed. Godagama Mangala Thera, Pub: Buddhist society, Sri Sumangala College , Kandy , 1992, pp. 112-115.
Reaction to the Five Famous Debates and the Buddhist Renaissance, (Panca mahavādaye
pratirāvaya hā Bauddha punarudaya ) , Vesak Handa: The annual publication of Dhamma, ed. G.Y. H. Fernando, Wekada Buddhist society, Panadura, Bandula Printers, Panadura, 1991, pp. 23-27.
Chairman - The committee appointed by the President of Sri Lankan Government to forward reports with regarded to canonical preaching, Buddhist history and Buddhist civilization which has been given wrong interpretations, 2009
Member , The committee regarding proposals to develop the Pali language and literature appointed by the president attached to the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Moral upliftment, 2009
Member , Sri Lanka council of Religions for Peace (SLCRP), 2009
Member , Inter Religious Council for Peace, Thailand , 2009
Deputy Chairman , the Forum of Inter University Buddhist Lecturer Monks, 2007- to date
Deputy Secretary of Supreme Sangha Council of the Kotte
Chapter of Siyam Maha Nikaya , Sri Lanka , 2010 - to date.
Secretary of Higher Ordination , Supreme Sangha Council of the Kotte chapter of Siyam Maha Nikaya, Sri Lanka, 2006- to date.
Advisor , Dhammachai Tripitaka translation Project, SIBA-DCI RESEARCH CENTRE, Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy , Pallekele, Kundasale , Sri Lanka .
Advisor , The Association of Novice training programme, Kalutara Bodhi Complex, Kalutara, 2006- to date
Coordinator -Programme of the development of Pali Language, Conducted by the Buddhist affairs Department Colombo, 2005- to date
Advisor – Sri Lanka Tsunami welfare association, 2004
Senate Member , Buddha Sravaka Bhiksu University , Anuradhapura , from 1999 to 2001
Membe r - Advisory Committee, Supreme Sangha Council of the Kotte chapter of Siyam Maha Nikaya, Sri Lanka, 2000- to date
Executive Member , Supreme Sangha council of the Kotte chapter of Siyam Maha Nikaya, Sri Lanka, 1998- to date
Principal , Sri Saranapala Dhamma School , Bodhi Rajamaha Viharaya, Talpitiya Wadduwa. 1998- to date
President - 'Sumaga Dam Sabha' Bhikkhu Organization in Kalutara District. 1994- 1996
Coordinator - Counseling Service Unit ( KALANA ) Department of Medical Education, Medical Faculty, University of Peradeniya . 1995- 1996
Council Member , Asgiri Vihara Higher Education Institute, Kandy , 1993-2002
Coordinator and Participant - Buddhist Programmes, in Sri Lanka Rupavahine Corporation, 1988- to date
Coordinator and Participant - Buddhist Programmes in the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, from 1987 – to dateAdvisor , Talpitiya Association of united help for funerals, 1986- to date