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Under the MoU between the Dhammachai International Research Institute (DIRI) and the Religion Programme, the University of Otago, we are pleased to invite everyone to join the Buddhist Texts seminar series between 19-23 February 2024, 2-5 pm (NZ time).   This seminar series examines 20th century Buddhist texts and biography to show how major and minor Cambodian Buddhist figures negotiated a path in relation to Buddhist Reform movements, Independence, the...
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Phra Akbordin Paññāratano, a PhD candidate ring the historical bell On January 25, 2024, Phra Akbordin Paññāratano, a PhD candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Otago, and a researcher at the Dhammachai International Research Institute (DIRI), rang the University bell and took pictures with his supervisors and friends after submitting his PhD thesis in early January. The University of Otago initiated the tradition of ringing the University bell...
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OCBS DIRI Lecture Series Suicide, Meditation and Anti-realism: Three Problems in the Study of Early Buddhism Dr Alexander Wynne This lecture series will consider three apparently distinct problems in the study of early Buddhism: one ethical (suicide), one spiritual (meditation) and one metaphysical (anti-realism). By bringing out underlying connections and discontinuities between these subjects, the lectures will show how early Buddhism was decisively shaped by two forces: an ascetic spirituality...
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Academic Seminar: ‘Exploring, Analyzing, and Documenting the Dhamma Heritage in Buddhism and Society Advancement’ (Online in the Thai language) Between August 30-31, 2023 Those interested in participating in this seminar can register at this link (free of charge): From today until August 29: งานเสวนาวิชาการ “สืบค้น…วิเคราะห์…บันทึกมรดกธรรมในพุทธศาสนากับสังคมที่ก้าวไป” (ออนไลน์) ระหว่างวันที่ 30 -31 สิงหาคม 2566 ผู้ที่สนใจเข้าร่วมงานเสวนาวิชาการฯ สามารถลงทะเบียนได้ที่ลิงค์นี้(ไม่มีค่าใช้จ่าย) ตั้งแต่วันนี้ – 29 สิงหาคมนี้ :
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It gives us great pleasure to commemorate the 16-year milestone of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the 60th Dhammachai Education Foundation, the Dhammachai International Research Institute (DIRI) of New Zealand and Australia, and the Religion Programme at the University of Otago. This MoU has been instrumental in providing support for Buddhist Studies at Otago. On Friday, May 19, 2023, an award presentation was organized by Phrapalad Thong Katadīpo, representing...
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