Second Briefing Session for 2018 Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies (MA) programme by Venerable Dhammajoti on 10 February 2018 (Saturday)

The second briefing session of the 2018 Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies (MA) programme will be conducted by Venerable Professor K L Dhammajoti. It offers an opportunity for the intended applicants to directly ask questions regarding the programmes.

Details as follows:

History of the University of Kelaniya and its contribution to International Buddhist Scholarship - Public Talk by Professor D. M. Semasinghe, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Prof. Semasinghe holds a PhD from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. The University of Kelaniya, formerly known as the Vidyalanāra University of Sri Lanka, has been a Centre of Excellence of Buddhist Studies since 1875.

Date:        13 January 2018 (Saturday)

Time:        5:00 - 6:00 pm

Venue:      The Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong
                 28/F Pacific Plaza, 410 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong


文學碩士(佛學) (中文媒介) 二零一七至一八年度下學期時間表

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Gross National Happiness: Buddhism, Sustainability, and Social Engagement in Bhutan

A Public Talk by Dr Tashi Zangmo
Director of The Bhutan Nuns Foundation

The remote Himalayan nation of Bhutan is often known as the “Happiest Place on Earth,” thanks to its famous Gross National Happiness philosophy, which emphasizes sustainability, conservation, cultural preservation, and good governance.

Theravāda Analysis of Meritorious Deeds – Public Talk by Dr Ashoka Welitota

Early Theravāda sources refer to three bases of meritorious deeds: generosity (dāna), morality (sīla) and meditation (bhāvanā). This number is increased to ten or twelve in its exegetical literature. Hence a discussion is needed to understand how exegetes increased the number and subsumed newly added bases under three bases of meritorious deeds: generosity, morality and meditation.

Wholesome action of wonderful sounds: Breath, music and awareness - A Demonstration by HakGwai 善行妙音──呼吸、音樂與覺知

HakGwai is a musician, educator and street performer in Hong Kong. A proficient player of Chinese and indigenous instruments, he has performed in many arts and music events, including Clockenflap, “Dear Friend” concert, and the 36th Hong Kong Film Festival. As an educator, he has conducted workshops in Asia, the United States and Australia. In 2014, he released an album “HakGwai”, which was a masterful blending of East and West, ancient and modern. “Spirituality and well-being” is his life mantra and motivation behind his craft.

Kaṭhina Robes and Alms Offering 2017 卡帝那袈裟供僧

Kaṭhina Robes and Alms Offering 2017 卡帝那袈裟供僧

Date: 22 October 2017 (Sunday)

Time : 10:15 am - 1:15 pm

Venue: The Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong
28/F Pacific Plaza, 410 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong
(Near HKU MTR Station Exit B2)


Fee: Free of Charge (Donations welcome)