Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Ven. O.U. Dhammadheera

Lecturer (Probationary)

Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of ruhuna
Matara
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 712511983

Email: o.u.dhammadheera@gmail.com

Biography:

Ven. Upeksha Dhammadheera Bhikkhuni obtained her first degree from University of Ruhuna, Pali as the specialist subject, in 2014. She won two gold medals at the general convocation of the university at 2015 for the best results of the faculty in particular year and for the first class in Pali. She became 'Royal Pandit' by passing PrachinaPandit final Examination conducted by Oriental Studies Society 2018. Now she is reading for her Master in Philosophy degree in Pali at the Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Ruhuna and following a postgraduate Diploma in Counseling at Faculty of Education, University of Colombo. Further she is a lecturer in Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Ruhuna and has worked as a temporary assistant lecturer in Pali at the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya 2015. She has presented many research articles in national and international conferences in many themes and has written many research articles for academic journals. Her specialist areas are Pali grammar, Modern Pali literature, Abhidhamma and early Buddhism.

Qualifications:

  • BA (Ruhuna)
  • Royal Pandit (OSS)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Council Member, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, from 2019
  • Life Member: Royal Asiatic Society, from 2019

Specialized fields and Teaching Areas:

  • Traditional Pali Grammar
  • Modern Pali Literature
  • Abhidhamma

Research Areas:

  • Pali Grammar and Literature
  • Early Buddhism
  • The Social Philosophy of Buddhism

Publications:

Editorial

  • "Medhāvī", Bi-Annual Peer Reviewed Journal, Volume 01, Ven. Dhammadheera O.U. and Malawi Patirana, R. (December 2017), Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Ruhuna.
  • "Medhāvī", Bi-Annual Peer Reviewed Journal, Volume 02, Issue 01, Ven. Dhammadheera O.U. and Malawi Patirana, R. (June 2018), Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Ruhuna.

Journal Publications


  • ධම්මධීරාමෙහෙණිය, ඕ.යූ. (2013) “රාජ්‍යපෞරුෂවර්ධනයපිළිබදබෞද්ධමතය”, සංකාසනා, බෞද්ධ සංගමය, ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය. 
  • ධම්මධීරාමෙහෙණිය, ඕ.යූ. (2014) “ගරුළසංදේසයෙහිඓතිහාසිකහාසාහිත්‍යාත්මකවැදගත්කම”, විදුමිණ, භික්ෂු සංගමය, රුහුණ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය. 214 – 238 පිටු. 
  • ධම්මධීරාමෙහෙණිය, ඕ.යූ. (2015) “බාලාවතාරයඇසුරින්සන්ධිපිළිබදහැදින්වීමක්”, විදුසතර, 03 කලාපය, විද්‍යාසමාධි ආදිශිෂ්‍ය සංගමය, ගාල්ල. 
  • ධම්මධීරාමෙහෙණිය, ඕ.යූ. (2015) “ආහාරසංකල්පයපිළිබදබෞද්ධමතය”, ප්‍රභා, කැලණිය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය. 264 – 274 පිටු. 
  • ධම්මධීරාමෙහෙණිය, ඕ.යූ. (2016) “ගිහිජීවිතයේසාර්ථකත්වයඋදෙසාමාතුගාමසංයුත්තයෙහිඋපයෝගීතාව”, පූජනා, කාංචන මුද්‍රණාලය, නුගේගොඩ. 612 – 625 පිටු. 
  • ධම්මධීරාමෙහෙණිය, ඕ.යූ. (2016) “සද්දසාරත්ථජාලිනීසහඑහිටීකාවපිළිබදහැදින්වීමක්”, ඤාණගවෙසී, පාලි හා බෞද්ධ අධ්‍යයන සංගමය, රුහුණ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය. 552 – 566 පිටු. 
  • ධම්මධීරාමෙහෙණිය, ඕ.යූ. (2016) “ථෙරිගාථාවන්ගෙන්ප්‍රකටවනකාන්තාපෞරුෂත්වය”, විදුමිණ, භික්ෂු සංගමය, රුහුණ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය. 135 - 148 පිටු. 
  • ධම්මධීරාමෙහෙණිය, ඕ.යූ. (2018) “උභතොවිභංගයෙහිසංග්‍රහක්‍රමය, සැකැස්මහාඅන්තර්ගතයෙහිසමවිෂමතාපිළිබදඅධ්‍යයනයක්”, විභජන, නාගානන්ද ජාත්‍යන්තර බෞද්ධ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය. 61 – 70 පිටු.

Conference Publications

  • “A Study on the Buddhist View on ‘Authorization’”, (combined with Dr. A.S.Bandara), ICH 2016 - The 2nd International Conference on the Humanities, University of Kelaniya, 2016.
  • “Renaissance of Pāli Literature in Modern Era (After 19th Century)”, IPRC 2016 – 17th International Conference on Postgraduate Research, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, 2016.
  • “අර්හත්හු විමුක්තහු ද? (ථෙරවාද හා මහායාන මූලාශ්‍රය ඇසුරින් කෙරෙන විමසුමක්)”, International Conference on Sanscrit Studies (ICSS - 2016), Department of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, 2016.
  • බුදුසසුනේ එන ‘සික්ඛමානාවන්‘ පිළිබද විමර්ශනාත්මක අධ්‍යයනයක්”, 10th Annual Research Conference 2017, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, 2017.
  • සද්දසාරත්ථජාලිනී ටීකාවේ කර්තෘ පිළිබද මතවාද විමර්ශනයක්”, 11th Annual Research Conference 2018, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, 2018.
  • සද්දසාරත්ථජාලිනී ටීකාවේ ඓතිහාසික මූලාශ්‍රය පිළිබද අධ්‍යයනයක්”, National Research Symposium on Historical Studies, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, 2018.
  • චිත්තවේග පාලනය උදෙසා විතක්කසණ්ඨාන සූත්‍රයෙහි උපයෝගීතාව”, Nāgānanda 2nd International Research Conclave on Buddhist Studies and Humanities, Nāgānanda International Institute for Buddhist Studies, 2019.
  • “TaddhitassaGambhīratāPaṭibaddhaVīmaṃsanaṃ”,(combined with Dr. A.S.Bandara)Ruhuna University4th International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (RUICHSS - 2018), University of Ruhuna, 2018.