Message from IABU

"I wish to welcome Professor S. E. Bhelke, until recently Director of K.J Somaiya Centre for Jain Studies, as the interim Director of the K. J. Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Mumbai.

The Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies is a member of the International Association of Buddhist Universities and I take this opportunity to update the members of Prof. Bhelke' presence among the IABU family who would want to join me to wish you the best in carrying on the excellent work of your predecessor, Prof. Dr. Mrs. K. Sankarnarayan.


Letter of Condolence

Dear Chairman Mr. Samir Somaiya, Governing Council Members and Friends at the K.S Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Mumbai,

The news of Prof. K. Sankarnarayan's demise today 16th June 2014 in Bangalore has taken me by surprise. This was because more often than not she demonstrated so much of energy and vigour in her work for the Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies, and for that she seemed to have a lot more years in her _ at least that was how it looked to us.


Accepted Scholar List for 2014 UNDV Conference

(IABU Manager): Here is the Name/Title list of "Panelists" for the UNDV 2014 Academic Conference, in Vietnam. Here is the main theme of the conference: "Buddhist Perspective towards achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals"...

Here are the acceptable final papers for the SUBTHEME of: Buddhist Response to Sustainable Development and Social Change:


Homage to Padma Bhushan Global Vipassana Acharya Sri Satya Narayan Goenka

Vayadhammā­ sañkhārā, Appamādena sampādetha.


IABU Statement on the Bodh Gaya Bombing

The International Association of Buddhist Universities is shocked and saddened to learn that one of the holiest sites of Buddhism, Mahabodhi Temple, in Bihar, India, where the Buddha obtained Enlightenment, was bombed by mindless terrorists on Sunday 7 July 2013.

It is utterly beyond belief that any such heinous action could have been undertaken to create terror among the Buddhist faithful and disharmony among the people of all faiths.

We condemn these terrorist acts in the strongest terms.


The Indonesian Center of Asian Studies Study Tour

IABU Secretariat:


IABU Secretariat on Facebook

The International Association of Buddhist Universities Secretariat can be found on Facebook, here:


Important Instructions for 2nd IABU Conference Panelists

Dear Panelists for the 2nd IABU Conference:

Please take notice of the new program on the conference website:


2nd International Association of Buddhist Universities Academic Conference on Buddhist Philosophy & Praxis

IABU Secretariat: The 2nd IABU Conference on Buddhist Philosophy & Praxis will be held on 01 June 2012. There are about 110 different authors presenting their academic articles on the various themes of: Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation Practice; Unifying Buddhist Philosophical Views; Teaching Dhamma in New Lands; and Buddhist Psychotherapy.

Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (MCU) is once again the very generous host for the grand event, running in conjunction with the 9th United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations, from 31 May-02 June 2012.



2nd IABU Conference Postponed to May 2012



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