International Conference of Theravada Buddhist Universities

IBC was invited to attend the first International Conference of Theravada Buddhist Universities, from March 9 to March 13, 2007, Myanmar. In the Conference, Theravada was defined as "Buddhism Based on Pali Canons". Though, IBC is a non-sectarian Buddhist Institute, IBC values Pali Canon as the foundation for Buddhist Studies.

The conference was jointly organized by the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University and Sitagu International Buddhist Academy.

Members of the Sangha attending the conference are from University of Chittagong of Bangladesh, Preach Sihamuni Raja Buddhist University and Preach Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University of Cambodia, Delhi University and Nalanda University of India, International Buddhist College Songkhala of Thailand, Mahachulalongkorn University and Mahamakut Buddhist University of Bangkok of Thailand, Tribhuvan University of Nepal, Buddhist & Pali College of Singapore and Burmese Buddhist Temple of Singapore, the Light of Buddhadhamma Foundation of Los Angeles of the US, Vietnam Theravada Buddhist College, Buddhist & Pali University and Buddhasarvaka Bhikkhu University of Sri Lanka, Ketarjasa Buddhist College, Bodhidhamma Buddhist College, Nalanda Buddhist College, Syailendra Buddhist College and Smaratungga Buddhist College and Finarakkhita Buddhist College of Indonesia, Samgha College of Lao PDR, and ITBMU, State Pariyatti Sasana University and Sitagu International Buddhist Academy of Myanmar.

The conference continues its agenda at Mount Popa Hotel in Magway Division on 10 and 11 March. Members of the Sangha has agreed to set up the Association of Theravada Buddhist University.


Ven. Wei Wu presents the paper at the conference: "International Buddhist College, Dedicated to Buddhist Education".

Ven. Wu Wei says: "IBC is a non-sectarian Buddhist Institute, values Pali Canon as the foundation for Buddhist Studies."

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