BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS



 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS




M.H.ThilakaratnaBandaisaprofessorinMass-Communication in the University of Kelaniya where he completed his first degree and received a postgraduate degree from Pune University India. Mr. Banda has already published various books and articles related to the discipline. In addition to that, he was the Head of the Department of Mass-Communication as well as the Director of Media unit of the University of Kelaniya. Currently, he is the academic advisor of Social Sciences faculty.

Ven. Rangama Chandawimala Thero is a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk who received higher ordination in 1989. He graduated from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, in Buddhist Philosophy (Hon) in 1994 and obtained M.A. from the same University in 1997. He also received M.A. and Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Hong Kong in 2003 and 2008 respectively. Currently, he is serving as an Assistant Professor at Buddhist College of Singapore, at KMSPKS Monastery. His field of interest covers Early Buddhism, Buddhist Philosophy and Buddhist history. His latest publication is Heterodox Buddhism: The School of Abhayagiri. He was awarded the best young scholar award at 3rd Sangeeti International Buddhist Conference South Korea in 2006.

Ven. Galle Dhamminda Thero works as a Lecturer (Probationary) attached to the Department of  Buddhist  and Pali Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, and he has been involved with studies related to Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhism and current social problems in the modern world. Ven. Galle Dhamminda Thera has published more than twenty research papers in national and international levels and; also thirty articles in research journals in English and Sinhalese. His published book include ‘Buddhist Social Philosophy: A Collection 
of Critical Writings, The Proper Way of the Usage of Preposition in English, and ‘Buddhist Studies and Culture.

Vaishali Gaidhani worked for 25 years in the corporate sector after completion of Masters in Physics, in which he served as Head of Sustainable Solutions for 11 years. He belonged to a family of Vipassana meditation practitioners. He is currently seeking to further his knowledge of Buddha teachings, and pursuing a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the University of the West, California, USA.

Hansika Dilhani Hapugasthenna is a lecturer at Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy where he graduated from with a BA General Degree, in subjects including Counseling Psychology, English and Management. He is obtaining his Master degree in Buddhist Studies under the Department of Buddhist Studies, in the University of Kelaniya. Mr. Hapugasthenna is also conducting Work-Shops/ Programs/ Lectures under the Counseling Psychology Department. He is always supportive of other people, especially undergraduates/students, and has presented his papers in International Conferences.

Shri R.P. Jain is the chairman of Motilal Banarsidass organization the largest and oldest Publishing House in India. The entire family of Motilal Banarasidas devoted to the publishing work of out- standing Sanskrit books.

Dr. Sonia Jasrotia is the former lecturer in Department of Buddhist Studies at the University of Jammu, she has been selected on deputation as visiting Professor ICCR Chair of Buddhist and Sanskrit Studies at the Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University Phnom Penh, Cambodia for one academic year. Dr. Jasrotia has been engaged second time by this foreign University as it was earlier in 2015 she was selected for the first time. Dr. Sonia Jasrotia, who hails from small village Chandwan in Kathua district of Jammu, perhaps is the only Numismatist of Jammu and Kashmir who has worked on Coins and also translated Shardha inscription for Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan and Harvard University, USA. She has vast experience related to research and other technical expertise in this field. She also has published several papers in national and international journals.

Dr. Heero Hito is a young dynamic Buddhist scholar working for the preservation and development of Buddhist Art and Culture and presently working as President, Younker Historical Research Foundation, President Subharti  University,  Founding  Director of Samrat Ashok Subharti School of Buddhist Studies. He was previously one of the key officers of World Fellowship of Buddhist, Thailand served as Chairman of The Standing Committee on Environment Committee. He has edited more than ten books and organized more than 50 National Conferences in India. He has also organized more than 10 International Conferences as organizing chairman. Dr. Heero Hito Venerable is also involved in charity works especially for the cancer patients and has supported more than 50 cancer patients, most of them survived after surgery.

Chandan Kumar is a Ph.D. research scholar of Buddhism. His topic of Ph.D. research is Gandhara: A gateway of Buddhism to the World. His current work is on traces of Hinduism in ancient civilizations of Southeast Asia. His contribution includes articles on Indian history, culture, ethics and climate change. His academic interests include silk route Buddhism and Hinduism, Buddhonomics and Buddhist ethics. He participated in and presented his research papers in conferences across India, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and other countries.

Gauthama Prabhu Nagappan Secretary & Executive Director, FHSM, is a young social activist holding masters in social work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. An expert in the field of women empowerment, disaster management, child protection, microfinance/credit, sustainable livelihood, environment, youth development, and rights-based issues, he worked as National Coordinator, Human Rights Law Network, and Corporate Social Responsibility officer for Anand Group of Companies, Gurgaon and Larsen & Toubro, Chennai. Founder of AMMAN (Academy for Medication and Motivation for Advancement of the Needy), a network of organizations working for the rights of Dalits, tribal, children and women. He is actively engaged with Dr. Ambedkar Youth Movement on Dalit right and Tribal rights.

Dr. Rajesh Ranjan, an alumnus of the University of Delhi, is currently working as Professor and Head of the Department of 
Pali, Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda, a Deemed University under Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Dr. Ranjan had the opportunity to serve Punjabi University, Patiala as a teaching faculty for ten years. In addition to numerous research papers and articles published in the journals of repute, Dr. Ranjan had attended several national and international seminars and conferences in India and abroad. He has published a monograph titled Exegetical Literature in Pali. Dr. Ranjan is credited for editing a Pali text titled Buddhaghosuppatti in Devanagari script and translating the same in Hindi.

M.W Nimesh Sathsara has a special degree in Buddhist civilization special degree in Sri jayawardanapura University, Sri Lanka. He has completed a Diploma in English at Buddhist and Pali University. The one-year study course included Buddhist literature and Buddhist principals. Mr. Sathsara has a higher English Diploma at a Buddhist and Pali University. His works are based on Buddhist principles and contemporary social issues.

Mohit Sharma received his B.A and Master and M.phil degrees in Buddhist Studies from the University of Delhi. His main areas of interest are “Indigenisation in Southeast Asia, Socially Engaged Buddhism and Buddhist History. He has read his research papers and participated in over a dozen national and international conferences.

Dr. Priyasen Singh born in a Buddhist family. He completed M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. and Certificate and Diploma in Pali Language and Literature. He has an additional degree of Acarya in Bauddha Darshan from Rastriya Sanskrit Sansthan. He has written, edited and translated 13 books in the field of Buddhist Studies and his thesis was related to vinaya (Discipline) and education where he discussed various aspects of education in Buddhism and many Centers of Higher Learning. He has also delivered lectures on Coexistence and tolerance in Buddhism at Interfaith workshop at many universities and presented many research papers on numerous occasions on different aspects of Buddhism. Currently, he is teaching as an Assistant Professor at the School of Buddhist Studies and Civilization, Gautam Buddha University (INDIA). 


Ven. Sumedh Thero (Dr. Suman, Banwari Lal) has completed his Ph.D. in 1997 from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. He is Ex Principal Scientist Agronomy, Chief Buddhist Monk and Founder of Sumedh Bhoomi Buddha Vihar, Dr. Ambedkar Park, Jhansipura, Lalitpur-284403 India. He has published ten books, more than 250 papers in reputable Journals seminar/symposium and popular articles.

Dr. Yo, Hsiang-Chou, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Fo Guang University, Taiwan. Chief coordinator of INEB in Taiwan, led the 53-member delegation for a visit to Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township, Taipei County, on 3 September 2007. Dr. Yo Hsiang Chou, as chief coordinator of INEB in Taiwan, led the 53-member delegation for a visit to Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township, Taipei County, on 3 September 2007. He is a scholar who has focused his research and teaching on the thought of Nagarjuna. He has taught at several universities in Taiwan, his primary tenure is in the Department of Buddhist Studies at Fo Guang University.







 
ABOUT THE EDITOR





Most Ven. Dr. Thich Nhat Tu obtained his D.Phil., in Philosophy from Allahabad in 2002, is the Founder of Buddhism Today Foundation since 2000. He made valuable contribution as an editorial member of Hue Quang Encyclopedia of Buddhism (9 volumes, 1992-2007). He is editor-in-chief of the first ever audio Vietnamese Tripitaka, of the ongoing Vietnamese Tripitaka Translation project and Buddhism Today Series (over 250 books), as well as editor of more than two 200 CD albums on Buddhist music. He has authored more than 80 Vietnamese books on applied Buddhism. He has traveled extensively around the world to give public Dharma talks to Vietnamese communities in Vietnam, Canada, America, Australia, and Europe and has produced over 4,000 VCDs on various dharma topics.

Master Thich Nhat Tu now serves as Vice Rector of the Vietnam Buddhist University and Vice Chairman of the National Department of International Buddhist Affairs. Several universities conferred upon him the title of Doctor Honoris Causa in appreciation of his excellent contributions to  Buddhist  education,  his  works on Buddhist academic research and leadership in international Buddhist communities. He has received many recognitions, awards, and titles from the Government of Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia.







 

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