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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...
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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...
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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...
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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: https://forms.gle/dXfqrA3m318NMMNV9 งานเสวนาวิชาการ “สืบค้น…วิเคราะห์…บันทึกมรดกธรรมในพุทธศาสนากับสังคมที่ก้าวไป” (ออนไลน์) ระหว่างวันที่ 30 -31 สิงหาคม 2566 ผู้ที่สนใจเข้าร่วมงานเสวนาวิชาการฯ สามารถลงทะเบียนได้ที่ลิงค์นี้(ไม่มีค่าใช้จ่าย) ตั้งแต่วันนี้...
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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....
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Cambridge, UK – Scholars and experts from around the world came together to share their research and insights on the study of meditative visual experience in Buddhist traditions at a two-day workshop held on April 28-29, 2023. The event, which was available for a global audience to attend either in person or virtually through Zoom,...
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Ancient inscriptions are important historical and archeological evidence that record the history of the past societies. At the same time, ancient inscriptions served as primary sources in various academic works. Although there are numerous publications of Thai inscriptions reading, but the integration of contents in the inscriptions has been challenging to study. This publication is...
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Exchange of agreements between Dr. Abdul Azeem, Director General of the Department of Archaeology and Museums (DOAM), Pakistan, and Dr. Mark Allon, University of Sydney.
The Gandhari Manuscripts Project (GMP) was launched in 2019 at the University of Sydney (USYD) in Australia. After parallel agreements were signed, the GMP project officially commenced on December 20, 2022 when an agreement between the Department of Archeology and Museum (DOAM), Pakistan and the University of Sydney (USYD) was signed at the Islamabad Museum....
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The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University are pleased to invite all interested parties to a workshop on Meditative Visual Experiences in Buddhist Traditions, hosted at the Faculty of Divinity and virtually on April 28th and 29th 2023. The workshop aims to bring together scholars and experts...
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Professor David Murdoch, Vice-Chancellor and Professor Will Sweetman, Head of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Otago signed the Memorandum of understanding with the Dhammachai International Research Institute (DIRI) of New Zealand and Australia. Phra Maha Dr Sudham Suratano, the new chairman of DIRI promised to maintain and continue the strong relationship...
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