Our Journal is published to promote both the academic study of Buddhism, especially the origins of Buddhism and the application of the teachings to daily life.
Collaboration with the International Institute
Dhammachai International Research Institute initiated their projects by seeking cooperation with international organizations and scholars who specialize in the area of early Buddhist teachings. They also encourage the scholars and researchers of DIRI to do the research and publish their work. DIRI have signed a memorandum of understanding with well known universities in many countries for promoting the Buddhist studies, supporting the studies on early Buddhist teachings, training researchers to transliterate the ancient scripts from early Buddhist manuscripts, and providing scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Buddhist studies. These universities include University of Washington in Seattle, America, University of Oslo in Norway, University of Oxford in England, University of Sydney in Australia, and University of Otago in NZ.
What kind of research do they do and what are their interests?
A PhD. candidate in Philosophy and Religion department, Kasetsart university who is interested in meditation of many schools ex. Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayāna. She also focuses on Buddhist History and Comparative Religion.
Dr Natpiya is interested in Buddhist History and archaeology in Southeast Asia.
Dr Jantrasrisalai is researching on dhammakāya/dharmakāya and meditation in ancient Gandhara and Central Asia, through studying of Gāndhārī and Sanskrit manuscripts found in the region.
Many years as a staff of Dean’s office, editor of an acedmic pamphet, research assistant at Chulalongkorn University, he has gained various experiences in academic field.
He is working on a research about the trace of Dhammakaya throug ancient manuscripts that written in Tham scripts and Khmar-Thai scripts from the north of Thailand. Almost of his research relate to early Buddhism from Tham scripts palm-leaf manuscripts and other ancient scripts in the same region. One of the most significant source is “Meditation in Tham scripts”.
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