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Theravada Buddhist Academy

Min Bhawana, Vishwa Shanti Vihar, Kathmandu


Theravada Buddhist Academy is established in affiliation with Lumbini Buddhist University, Lumbini under the active leadership of Ven. Bhikshu Jnanapurnik and duly incorporated under the umbrella of Vishwa Shanti Vihara in April 2012. Theravada Buddhist Academy is the sole organization devoted to promoting and maintaining Theravada Buddhism, its culture, and legacy via education, research, and a variety of other activities like seminars, conferences, and meditation sessions. It also seeks to foster mutual understanding and collaboration across Buddhist traditions including Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.

Theravada Buddhist Academy, New Baneshwor started Master's program in Theravada Buddhism amidst a grand function at Vishwa Shanti Vihara on August 18, 2012, with Ven. Aggamahapandita Bhadanta Nyanissara Mahasthavira (Sitagu Sayadaw), of Myanmar as the chief guest.


To promote Theravada Buddhist Studies in Nepal and promote research activities in Buddhism.


  • To inculcate a thorough understanding of Theravada Buddhism and the Pali language and literature, to promote Buddhist traditions and goals in society, and to contribute to current education via Buddhist education.
  • To promote moral, peace, and spiritual qualities in society in order to preserve and enhance the rich Buddhist culture of the country and the world.
  • To strengthen partnerships between the Academy and the Nepalese government, as well as several other sectors of the Buddhist society on a national and global scale, in order to identify community needs and create educational strategies, both academic and non-academic, to meet those needs.
  • To develop human resources in order to enhance the Buddha Sasana in Nepal.
  • To provide a variety of academic degree programs in Buddhism and Pali Buddhist Studies in conjunction with national and international universities.
  • Buddhist philosophy, literature, art, history, culture, and education are all studied and taught academically.
  • Buddhist studies scholarly research, articles, and magazines will be published.
  • On a national and global scale, to organize Buddhist-related events, meetings, seminars, and interactive activities.

Admission Guidelines

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in any subject are eligible to apply for the Master of Theravada Buddhism program.

  • For a fee of Rs. 100/-, an application form may be received from the office.
  • Candidates must pay Rs. 6,600/- for admission and Rs. 12,000/- for management and tuition fees every semester in two installments. (LBU Registration fee, Exam fee. Thesis charge etc. will be the extra charge).
  • Official/certified copies of all professional qualifications' documented evidence.
  • Other papers you'd want to bring to the admissions committee's attention, such as a CV, documented evidence of academic prizes obtained, participation in workshops/training in Buddhism, and a migration certificate.

The Academy will only accept originals or genuine copies of transcripts and certificates.


Central Campus: Lumbini Buddhist University
Central Campus: Lumbini Buddhist University
  • Parsa Chauraha, Lumbini, Lumbini Sanskritik, Rupandehi