Deegalle, M, ed. (2015) Vesak, peace and harmony: thinking of Buddhist heritage. Nagananda International Buddhist University, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. ISBN 9780692424513


Academics have hardly scrutinized episodes of formal introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka. This collection breaks new ground by examining issues concerning the dating of the historical Buddha, formal introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka and the 'pre-Buddhist' religious landscape, and the pioneering contribution of Anagarika Dharmapala in making Vesak an international Buddhist festival leading to the gradual international recognition by the United Nations as a Buddhist holiday. More specifically, this shows the way that Buddhism promotes peace and harmony through its teachings, beliefs and cultural practices.

Item Type: Book

The volume was launched on the occasion of the International Vesak Celebration at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Headquarters, Paris, France, 27-29 May 2013

Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 11:39
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