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  Ven. Dr. Dodamkumbure Dhammadassi Thero

Senior Lecturer Grade I (Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies) and Director - ICCMS

 
       
  Contact Details    
  Telephone: 
    • Office: +94 0112903640 (ext: 640), +94 0112903738 (ext: 738), +94 0112987416
    • Residence: +94 0112914450
    • Mobile: +94 0718731707

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  Educational Qualifications    
 
  • Ph.D. (Buddhist Architecture) - 2011
  • M.Sc. (Buddhist Art and Architecture) - 1998
  • M.A. (Buddhist Studies) - 1993
  • Dip. (Archeology) - 1992
  • B.A. (Hons.) (Buddhist Culture) - 1991
 
       
  Teaching Experience    
 
  • Senior Lecturer Grade I, since 2008.
  • Senior Lecturer Grade II, 2002 -2008.
  • Probationary Lecturer, 1997.
  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer, 1992 - 1997
 
       
  Administrative Experience    
 
  • Director - Inter faculty Center for Coordinating the Modular System -ICCMS - since 2015 up to date
  • Senate Member of the Faculty of Humanities: since 2003 up to date
  • Senate Member of the Buddhist and Pali University of Homagama: Since 2018 up to date
  • Senate Member of the Nagananda International Buddhist University of Manelwatta: Since 2018 up to date
  • Chief Student Counselor: 2017/05/25 - 2017/10/16
  • Director- Student Affairs 2017/03/20 - 2017/05/25
  • Examination Qualification Reviewing Board member -since 2017
  • Member of the Art Council, University of Kelaniya -since 2017
  • Faculty web master: 2012-2014
  • Member of the Computer Committee of the University of Kelaniya: 2012 - 2014
  • Member of the Examination Discrepancy Committee of the University of Kelaniya (Appointed by the Senate) 2012- 2015
  • Member of the Admission Committee of the University of Kelaniya (Appointed by the Senate): 2012- 2015
  • President of the Bodhi Establishment Committee of the University of Kelaniya: 2011
  • Chief Student Counselor: 2005 - 2008
  • Board Member of Sports Advisory Board of the IXth Sri Lanka University Games : 2007
  • Member of the Center for Open and Distance Learning Management Committee (Appointed by the Senate ): 2005- 2013
  • Deputy Chief Student Counselor: 2004 - 2005
  • Secretary of Teachers' Association of the University of Kelaniya: 2002-2004.
  • Secretary of the Buddha statue construction committee, University of Kelaniya: 2001-2002.
  • Secretary of Welfare Society of Faculty of Humanities: since 2002
  • Student Counselor: 2000 - 2004
  • Academic Warden: 2000 - 2002
  • Academic Sub-warden: 1998 - 2000
 
       
  Publications    
 

Books:

  1. The origin and development of the forest tradition - 2011
  2. The characteristic of the Sri Lankan Buddha image - 2010
  3. The Development of the Sri Lankan Buddha image -2008
  4. The Historical Medamahavihara -2008


Research Articles:

  1. "Emergence of Sri Lankan Buddha Stature: Evolution and Identities", Budu-Pilima Purāṇaya (Tr. History of Buddha Image), Department of Buddhist Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 2015
  2. The Consequences of Buddha Statue Worship; with Special Reference to Tathāgata- Bimba- Kārāpana Sūtra. 2013, Journal of Shāsthree, 119-124 pages.
  3. A critical study of Buddhist Vihara Nomenclature, its origin and development. 2012
  4. A critical study of ancient Sri Lankan Buddhist monasteries. 2012, Journal of the Faculty of Humanities, Vol.16, 13-26 pages.
  5. The historical incidents and situations that form the basis of monastic architecture. 2011
  6. The position of the cow in Buddhist literature. 2011, ANUDĪPANĀ, 268-281 pages.
  7. An inquiry in to Buddhist monastic administration. 2009
  8. A Theravadi analysis of the poem. 2007, Sumanaprabhā, 236-250 pages.
  9. Is the second council a historically true? 2008, Journal of the Faculty of Humanities, Vol.05, 23-37 pages.
  10. A critical study of the monastic and architectural features of the residential in the Buddha’s time as found in the canon. 2002/2005
  11. A critical study of the residences of monks in the time of the Buddha and approved by him. 2005
  12. The symbols in Buddhist literature. 2004
  13. Buddhism and other religious believe in Pre -Arahant Mahinda era in Sri Lanka.2002, SĀRADHĀ, 2nd Issue, Vol.01,94-113 pages.
  14. The characteristic of Buddha image. 1999
  15. The concept of museum introduced to the world by Sri Lankans. 1998
  16. The Buddhist monasteries in the time of the Buddha. 1996
 
       
  Research Interest  
 
  • Buddhist Art and Architecture
  • Comparative Religions
  • Sri Lankan Buddhist Culture
     
  Current Research Activities  
 
  • A Critical Study of the Beginning and development of Buddha Image the Art of Japanese Buddha Images Special Field: Buddhist Art and Architecture
     
  Educational Research  
 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Research topic: A Critical Study of the textual influences on the beginning and Development of Buddhist Monastic Architecture.

Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Subjects:
1) Archeological conservation 2) Archeological Excavation 3) Ancient Technology 4) Historical Geography 5) Inscriptions and Numismatics 6) Museology
Research topic: A Critical Study of the Bronze Buddha Images in Sri Lanka.

Master of Arts (M.A.)
Subjects:
1) Buddhist Vinaya and Monastic Organization. 2) Sri Lankan Commentarial Tradition 3) Origins of Mahayana and Mahayana Literature. 4) Social Dimension of Buddhism 5) Development of the Concept of the Buddha
Research topic: The Buddhist Attitude on the views of other religions on the origins of world society and life

Diploma in Archeology
Subjects:
1) Principle and Methods in Archeology 2) Proto- History and Pre- History 3) Archeology and Cartography 4) History of Art 5) Environmental Archeology

Diploma in World Religions
Subjects:
1) Buddhism 2) Hinduism 3) Judaism 4) Christianity 5) Islam 6) Confucianism 7) Taoism 8) Shintoism

Diploma in Vinaya (Vinayãcãrya)
Subjects:
1) Parajika Pali 2) Cullavagga Pali 3) Mahavagga Pali 4) Parivara Pali 5) Pacittiya Pali

     
  International & National Workshop/Seminar/Conference/Cultural Tour/Religious Ceremony Presentations & Participations
 
  • Workshop on e-learning program, University of Kelaniya - 2006
  • United Nation Day of Vesak Celebration Conference (B.E.2549), Bangkok - 2006
  • Buddhist Conference, Indian Mahabodhi Society of Buddhagaya Centre - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2018
  • Buddhist Conference, Indian Mahabodhi Society of Saranath Centre - 2011, 2012
  • Workshop on Buddhist Meditation, Singapore Samadhi Buddhist Society - 2008, 2012
  • Religious Ceremony of China Buddhist Association of Yunnan Province China, Tibet - 2010
  • Seminar of The Centre for Asian Buddhist Cultural Exchange, Japan - 1st to 6th Nov. 2013
  • Religious Ceremony - Texas, United States of America 2015/11/24 - 2015/12/26
  • Buddhist Conference, India and Nepal - 2017/02/15 - 2017/10/16
  • Religious Ceremony and Cultural Tour in Europe (France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican) - 2018/01/17 - 2018/01/30
  • Cultural Tour in Moscow - Russia - 2018/08/14 - 2018/08/19
     

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