IBC Journal of Buddhist Studies (IBCJBS)

IBC Journal of Buddhist Studies
IBCJBS

Advisory Board

  • Venerable Dr Wei Wu
  • Venerable Professor Dr K.L. Dhammajoti
  • Professor Dr Y. Karunadasa
  • Professor Dr Charles Willemen

Editor in Chief
Kapila Abhayawansa
International Buddhist College, Thailand

Editorial Board

  • Porntipha Bantomsin, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
  • Petrina Coventry, Adelaide University, Australia
  • Toshiichi Endo, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Somparn Promta, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Tavivat Puntarigvivat, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Fa Qing, International Buddhist College, Thailand
  • G. A. Somarathne, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Guang Xing, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Peer-Review Board

  • Kapila Abhayawansa, International Buddhist College, Thailand
  • Ānandajoti Bhikkhu, International Buddhist College, Thailand
  • Pathompong Bodhiprasiddhinand, Mahidol University, Thailand.
  • Petrina Coventry, Adelaide University, Australia
  • Tilak Kariyawasam, International Buddhist College, Thailand
  • Fa Qing, International Buddhist College, Thailand
  • Mattia Salvini, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Charles Willemen, International Buddhist College, Thailand

Editor’s note

It is a great pleasure to announce the issuing of the first volume of IBC Journal of Buddhist Studies (IBCJBS), the official Journal of International Buddhist College, on the occasion of the commemoration of its 15 th anniversary. The journal aims at the enhancing of research on the wide range of academic disciplines of Buddhist studies such as doctrine, history, culture, ethics, logic, social philosophy and textual and comparative studies pertaining to all Buddhist traditions.

International Buddhist College was established 15 years ago with the intention of promoting Buddhist studies paying equal emphasis on all the Buddhist traditions on a non-sectarian basis for the good of many (bahūnam vata atthāya). IBC Journal of Buddhist Studies is an attempt to furthering the services of International Buddhist College through the research studies on various Buddhist academic fields. The first volume of the journal is the starting point in the process of extensive research studies that IBC is looking forward to undertake in many more years to come.

IBC Journal of Buddhist Studies is expected to be published annually in two mediums namely, English and Chinese.

Therefore, it would be useful for both English and Chinese readers equally. A very large section of Buddhist studies is represented by Chinese Buddhist studies. Through the inclusion of research articles in our journal, it is intended to encourage Chinese Buddhist scholars to make research in the field of Chinese Buddhist studies.

The teaching of the Buddha is brightened when it is opened and not when it is being kept concealed. Critical investigation into the teaching of the Buddha would lead the path for the good of many. Therefore, research studies are welcome byBuddhism for its aim is to bring out the fullest benefit of it to mankind. As Buddhist studies represents a vast field of study, there is no doubt that there are many more aspects in Buddhist studies which still need scholarly research by means of which scholars can make their contribution to the academic world.

IBC Journal of Buddhist Studies would provide a platform for the Buddhist scholars to come forward and exhibit their research findings.

I would like to mention here, with due respect, the most Venerable Dr Wei Wu, the founder and the council chairman of International Buddhist College for his remarkable effort to bring out this first volume of the journal on the occasion of the 15 th anniversary of the International Buddhist College.

I am extremely grateful and thankful to the scholars who contributed invaluable research papers in Buddhist studies within a very short period of time to make this first volume of IBC Journal of Buddhist Studies a success. My sincere thanks also goes to the members of the board of editors and the board of reviewers for their editing and reviewing respectively, the articles to make the journal more academic. My heartfelt thanks are also extended with gratitude to those who help me in different ways throughout the process of editorial activities of this journal.

Prof. Dr Kapila Abhayawansa
Editor in Chief