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.