Venue/ Medium:

  • All the courses are conducted at the Nāgānanda International Institute for Buddhist Studies, Manelwatta, Kelaniya. Medium of instruction is Sinhala/ English.

Application Procedure:

  • E-mail or post us an application stating the course that you want to follow, your contact details and academic qualifications.

Date of Commencement: May 2016

  • Note: All the courses will be started depending on the number of applications received.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies


    Duration of the Course: 1 year

    Course Fee: Rs. 45,000/=

    Entry Qualifications:
    A bachelor degree (special or general) in any subject area.
    Any other academic or professional qualification acceptable to the institute

    Subject Area: Buddhist Ayurvedic Psychiatry and Counselling

    Theoretical and practical approach to analyze the psycho-somatic illnesses based on the fundamentals of Buddhism, Buddhist culture and Āyurveda.
    The aims and objective of the course is to promote

    Physical well-being - arogyaparama labha
    Mental well-being – santutthiparamam dhanam
    Social well-being – vissasaparama nati
    Spiritual well-being – nibbanam paramam sukham

    of individual and the society. This is a combination of Buddhist teachings, Buddhist Āyurveda, astrology and Buddhist rites and rituals. The ancient Sri Lankan monasteries and educational centers practiced these subjects as a whole in order to achieve the above aims and objectives. In this system the psychiatry and counseling methods are applied in cultural context in order to confirm its acceptability and sustainability. The following areas of study are included in the curriculum.

    Historical Background of Buddhist Āyurvedic psychiatry and Counselling
    Buddhist Āyurvedic Concepts of Health and Hygeine
    Buddhist Āyurvedic Analysis of Human Personality
    Buddhist Āyurvedic Analysis of Mental Disorders
    Buddhist Āyurvedic Methods of Treatment in Psychiatry and Counselling


Postgraduate Diploma Application

This application must be filled and submitted directly to the Nāgānanda International Institute for Buddhist Studies. Online submissions are not allowed.
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