Professors

Prof. Dr. Lozang Jamspal

Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan, Sanskrit

Dr. Lozang Jamspal received an Acharya degree in Sanskrit, Hindi, and Buddhist and Indian philosophy at Sanskrit University, Benares. At the university, he served as a librarian and Tibetan language instructor, and helped to establish the Central Institute of Tibetan Studies where he later worked as lecturer. He also worked as a lecturer of Sanskrit and classical Tibetan language at the University of Delhi. After moving to the U.S. in 1974, he taught at the Bslab gsum bshad grub gling in New Jersey. In 1991, he earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University, where he taught classical Tibetan. Currently he is a regular professor at the International Buddhist College.

Prof. Dr. Tilak Kariyawasam

Therāvāda Buddhism

Prof. Dr. Tilak Kariyawasam studied Pāli and Buddhist Philosophy. He obtained his Ph.D. in the field of Buddhist Philosophy (University Lancaster, UK). He was a director of the Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies at the University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka. Currently, he is the Dean of IBC Buddhist Studies Graduate School and regular professor at the college.

Prof. Dr. Kapila Abhayawansa

Early Buddhism, Indian Buddhism

Prof. Kapila Abhayawansa specialised in Pāli, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Vinaya, Western and Indian Philosophy. He obtained a Master of Philosophy (Banaras Hindu university, India) and a Doctor of Philosophy (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka). He was a lecturer and head of the department of Buddhist Culture at the Postgraduate Institute of Pāli and Buddhist Studies at the University of Kelaniya. In addition, he was a visiting lecturer at various universities in Sri Lanka and abroad. Prof. Kapila has published more than fifteen academic books and more than a hundred academic articles. Currently, he is the Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies and regular professor at the International Buddhist College.

Prof. Dr. Charles Willemen

Sarvāstivāda, Chinese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhism

Prof. Dr. Charles Willemen studied Latin, Greek, Chinese, Japanese and Sanskrit. He obtained his Ph.D. in the field of East-Asian Studies (University of Gent, Belgium). He was assistant, guest professor and professor at different universities in Belgium, China, Canada, Japan and Thailand. Currently he is rector and teaching professor at the International Buddhist College.