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Professor

Mahinda Deegalle

  • Professor: Study of Religions, Philosophies and Ethics
  • Email: M.Deegalle@bathspa.ac.uk
  • Telephone: 01225875429
  • School or Department: CoLA - Culture and Environment
  • Campus: Newton Park
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Personal statement

My recent research focuses on the ethics of war, violence and conflict in Buddhist societies. Currently I am researching on Buddhist monks' involvement in parliamentary politics in Sri Lanka as well as the rise of activist movements such as Bodu Bala Sena and issues that these have raised in public realm in terms of secularism, religious agency in politics and the role of activist movements.

At present, I am developing an international research project on Buddhism, Ethnicity and Minority Religious Relations in South and Southeast Asia with a focus on Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar. For the research on Buddhism and Minority Relations in Sri Lanka, I have been awarded a British Academy Research Grant (2015-17).

My research interests include preaching as well as contemporary ethical and political issues related to the Buddhist traditions. Postgraduate research students are encouraged to contact me with their developed proposal for MPhil or doctoral studies.

For UK and EU students fully funded doctoral studies studentships are available through The SWW DTPK. The SWW AHRC DTP will be awarding up to 50 doctoral studentships for the best postgraduate research projects across the full range of Arts and Humanities disciplines. For Open Day, please register through the following link: http://www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk/studentships/.

PUBLICATIONS DURING THE RESEARCH EXERCISE FRAMEWORK (2008-2013):

EDITED VOLUME:

'Dharma to the UK: A Centennial Celebration of Buddhist Legacy (World Buddhist Foundation 2008).

BOOK CHAPTERS, JOURNAL ARTICLES AND ENCYCLOPAEDIA ARTICLES.

'Sinhala Ethno-nationlisms and Militarization in Sri Lanka,' Buddhism and Violence, ed. V. Tikhonov et al (London and New York: Routledge, 2013), pp. 15-36.

'Foremost Among Equals: Theravada Buddhisms Affairs with the Modern Sri Lankan State,' Buddhism, Modernity and the State in Asia, ed. John Whalenbridge (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

'United Kingdom,' The Encyclopedia of the Sri Lankan Diaspora, ed. Peter Reeves (Singapore: Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore and edition Didier Millet, 2013), pp. 115-121.

'Warfare: Buddhism,' Encyclopedia of Indian Religions, ed. Arvind Sharma (New Delhi: Springer, 2013).

'Jataka Narratives in Buddhist Preaching and Their Contested Popular Imagination in Sri Lanka,' Buddhist Narratives in Asia and Beyond, Vol. 1, ed. Peter Skilling and Justin McDaniel (Bangkok: Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University, 2012), pp. 127-146.

'Contested Religious Conversions of Buddhists in Sri Lanka and India,' Dharmapravicaya: Aspects of Buddhist Studies, ed. Lalji Shravak and Charles Willemen (Delhi: Buddhist World Press, 2012), pp. 71-101.

'Multi-faceted Theravada Buddhism in the United Kingdom,' Buddhism, Buddhists and Buddhist Studies, ed. Hari Shankar Shukla and Lalji Shravak (Delhi: Buddhist World Press, 2012), pp. 37-57.

'Politics of the Jathika Hela Urumaya: Buddhism and Ethnicity,' The Sri Lanka Reader: History, Culture, Politics, ed. John C. Holt, (Duke University Press, 2011), pp. 383-84.

'Sri Lankan Interreligious Contestations for the True Religion: Implications of the Buddhist-Christian Religious Debates of the Nineteenth Century Ceylon on the Revival of Buddhism,' Theology Beyond Neutrality: Essays to Honour Wesley Ariyarajah, ed. Marshal Fernando and Robert Crusz (Colombo: Ecumenical Institute for Study and Dialogue, 2011), pp. 159-171.

'Norms of War in Theravada Buddhism,' World Religions and Norms of War, ed. Vesselin Popovski, Gregory M. Reichberg and Nicholas Turner (Tokyo, New York and Paris: United Nations University Press, 2009), pp. 60-86.

'Religious Concerns in the Ethno-politics of Sri Lanka,' The Mahachulalongkorn Journal of Buddhist Studies 2 (2009): 79-109.

'Dialogue and Division: A Buddhist Response to Interfaith Dialogue,' Buddhist and Pali Studies in Honour of the Venerable Professor Kakkapalliye Anuruddha, ed. K.L. Dhammajoti and Y. Karunadasa (Hong Kong: Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong, 2009), pp. 457-471.

'Promoting Buddhism while Adapting to the UK: Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centres Contribution to British Buddhism,' (with N. Sumana), Dharma to the UK: A Centennial Celebration of Buddhist Legacy, ed. M. Deegalle (London: World Buddhist Foundation, 2008), pp. 180-230.

'Sustainable Development and Buddhism, Religion, Science and Sustainability,' ed. Takeshi Kimura (Osaka: Union Press, 2008), pp. 95-114.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

'When Buddhism Meets Cosmopolitanism: An Education for Global Citizenship,' International Symposium on Education and Global Citizenship, The 10th International Celebration of United Day of Vesak, Bangkok, Thailand, 21-22 May 2013, pp. 13-24.

'Practising Buddhist Principles in the Japanese Business World: Kazuo Inamoris Thought' (with K. Obuse), Buddhist Virtues in Socio-Economic DevelopmentICDV Conference Volume, The 8th International Buddhist Conference on the United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations, Thailand, 1214 May 2011, pp. 38-50.

'Engaged and Humanist Buddhism for the Rehabilitation Process of Post-war Sri Lanka,' Global Recovery: The Buddhist Perspective UNDV Conference Volume, The 7th International Buddhist Conference on the United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations, Thailand, 2325 May 2010, pp. 304-308.

'A Buddhist Guide in Tackling the Challenges of Economic Crises,' Buddhist Approach to Economic Crisis: UNDV Conference Volume, The International Conference on the United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations, Ayutthaya, Thailand, 2009, pp. 38-48.

'Buddhist Ethics in Politics of Religious Conversion,' International Research Seminar on Buddhism: Truthful Knowledge and Quality of Life, Buddhist Research Institute, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Ayutthaya, Thailand, 2009, pp. 153-61. Also reprinted in Journal of International Buddhist Studies (JIBS), 1 (2009): 31-37.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Chicago
  • MTS Harvard
  • BA(Hons) Peradeniya
  • PGCE Bath Spa University

Professional qualifications

  • Teaching and Learning Certificate of Advanced Professional Studies of Higher Education, Bath Spa University, 2005

Professional memberships

  • Steering Committee Member, Buddhism Section, American Academy of Religion
  • Board Member, Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies
  • Managing Committee Member, The Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions
  • Member, International Association of Buddhist Studies
  • Member, United Kingdom Association for Buddhist Studies
  • Member, British Association for the Study of Religions
  • Member, Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies
  • Member, The Pali Text Society
  • Board Member, International Council for Buddhist Development in Sri Lanka (Ministry of Buddhist and Religious Affairs)

Research and academic outputs

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Experiencing Buddhist philosophy and ethics
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Deegalle, M, ed. (2018) Experiencing Buddhist philosophy and ethics. Buddhist Library, Hong Kong. (Forthcoming)


Nirvanaya saha sadacaraya
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Deegalle, M (2015) Nirvanaya saha sadacaraya. Contemporary Research in Buddhist Studies, 3 . Stamford Lake, Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka. ISBN 9789556584028


Vesak, peace and harmony: thinking of Buddhist heritage
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Deegalle, M, ed. (2015) Vesak, peace and harmony: thinking of Buddhist heritage. Nagananda International Buddhist University, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. ISBN 9780692424513


Dharma to the UK : a centennial celebration of Buddhist legacy
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Deegalle, M, ed. (2008) Dharma to the UK : a centennial celebration of Buddhist legacy. World Buddhist Foundation, London. ISBN 0951895729


Popularizing Buddhism: preaching as performance in Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M (2006) Popularizing Buddhism: preaching as performance in Sri Lanka. SUNY Press, New York. ISBN 9780791468975


Buddhism, conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M, ed. (2006) Buddhism, conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka. Routledge critical studies in Buddhism . Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415359207


Pali Buddhism
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Deegalle, M and Hoffman, F, eds. (1996) Pali Buddhism. Curzon studies in Asian philosophy, 3 . Curzon, Richmond. ISBN 0700703594


Visions of the Dharmaraja: ‘just ruler’ in Theravada Buddhist societies in south and southeast Asia
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Deegalle, M (2018) 'Visions of the Dharmaraja: ‘just ruler’ in Theravada Buddhist societies in south and southeast Asia.' In: Asanga Tilakaratne: felicitation volume. Asanga Tilakaratne Felicitation Committee. (Forthcoming)


The legal system and the Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhism
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Deegalle, M (2018) 'The legal system and the Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhism.' In: Deegalle, M, ed. Experiencing Buddhist philosophy and ethics. Buddhist Library, Hong Kong. (Forthcoming)


Preaching / teaching in Buddhism studies
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Deegalle, M (2017) 'Preaching / teaching in Buddhism studies.' In: Payne, R, ed. Oxford bibliographies: Buddhism. Oxford University Press.


Contemporary Sri Lankan Buddhist traditions
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Deegalle, M (2016) 'Contemporary Sri Lankan Buddhist traditions.' In: Jerryson, M, ed. The Oxford handbook of contemporary Buddhism. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 13-35. ISBN 9780199362387


The 'army of Buddhist power' in Sri Lankan politics
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Deegalle, M (2016) 'The 'army of Buddhist power' in Sri Lankan politics.' In: Kawanami, H, ed. Buddhism and the political process. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 121-144. ISBN 9781137573995


Hospitality, religious respect and historical recognition of non-Buddhist minorities in Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M (2015) 'Hospitality, religious respect and historical recognition of non-Buddhist minorities in Sri Lanka.' In: De Silva, K.M, ed. Ethnic conflict in Buddhist societies in south and southeast Asia: the politics behind religious rivalries. International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, pp. 143-156. ISBN 9789555801652


The significance of Vesak as public celebration
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Deegalle, M (2015) 'The significance of Vesak as public celebration.' In: Deegalle, M, ed. Vesak, peace and harmony: thinking of Buddhist heritage. Nagananda International Buddhist University, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, pp. 31-49. ISBN 9780692424513


Introduction: internationalization of Vesak
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Deegalle, M (2015) 'Introduction: internationalization of Vesak.' In: Deegalle, M, ed. Vesak, peace and harmony: thinking of Buddhist heritage. Nagananda International Buddhist University, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, pp. 1-30. ISBN 9780692424513


The analysis of social conflicts in three Pāli canonical discourses
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Deegalle, M (2015) 'The analysis of social conflicts in three Pāli canonical discourses.' In: Vuddhikaro, P.S, Dhammahaso, P.H, Cittapalo, P.R and Peoples, D, eds. Buddhism and world crisis. Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Lamsai, Thailand, pp. 87-95.


Buddhists on religious conversion: a critical issue
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Deegalle, M (2015) 'Buddhists on religious conversion: a critical issue.' In: Premawardhana, S, ed. Religious conversion: religion scholars thinking together. Wiley Blackwell, Malden, MA: USA, pp. 63-82. ISBN 9781118972373


The Buddhist traditions of south and southeast Asia
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Deegalle, M (2014) 'The Buddhist traditions of south and southeast Asia.' In: Reichberg, G M and Syse, H, eds. Religion, war and ethics: a sourcebook of textual traditions. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 544-596. ISBN 9780521450386


When Buddhism meets cosmopolitanism: an education for global citizenship
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Deegalle, M (2013) 'When Buddhism meets cosmopolitanism: an education for global citizenship.' In: International symposium on educational and global citizenship. UNDV Conference volume. Proceedings of the 10th International Celebration of the United Nations Day of Vesak. Bangkok, Thailand, 21-22 May 2013. UNDV, Ayutthaya, pp. 13-24.


“Foremost among religions”: Theravada Buddhism’s affairs with the modern Sri Lankan state
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Deegalle, M (2013) '“Foremost among religions”: Theravada Buddhism’s affairs with the modern Sri Lankan state.' In: Kitiarsa, P and Whalen-Bridge, J, eds. Buddhism, modernity and the state in Asia: forms of engagement. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 41-61. ISBN 9781137332943


Warfare: Buddhism
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Deegalle, M (2013) 'Warfare: Buddhism.' In: Sharma, A, ed. Encyclopedia of Indian religions. Springer, New Delhi.


Sri Lankan diaspora in the United Kingdom
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Deegalle, M (2013) 'Sri Lankan diaspora in the United Kingdom.' In: Reeves, P, ed. The encyclopedia of the Sri Lankan diaspora. Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore and Editions Didier Millet, Singapore, pp. 117-123.


Sinhala ethno-nationalisms and militarization in Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M (2012) 'Sinhala ethno-nationalisms and militarization in Sri Lanka.' In: Tikhonov, V and Brekke, T, eds. Buddhism and violence: militarism and Buddhism in modern Asia. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415536967


Jataka narratives in Buddhist preaching and their contested popular imagination in Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M (2012) 'Jataka narratives in Buddhist preaching and their contested popular imagination in Sri Lanka.' In: Skilling, P and McDaniel, J, eds. Buddhist narratives in Asia and beyond. Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, pp. 127-146.


Multi-faceted Theravada Buddhism in the United Kingdom
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Deegalle, M (2012) 'Multi-faceted Theravada Buddhism in the United Kingdom.' In: Shukla, H and Shravak, L, eds. Buddhism, Buddhists and Buddhist studies. Buddhist World, New Delhi. ISBN 9789380852164


Contested religious conversions of Buddhists in Sri Lanka and India
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Deegalle, M (2012) 'Contested religious conversions of Buddhists in Sri Lanka and India.' In: Shravak, L and Willemen, C, eds. Dharmapravicaya : aspects of Buddhist studies: essays in honour of N.H. Samtani. Buddhist World Press, New Delhi. ISBN 9789380852218


Politics of the Jathika Hela Urumaya: Buddhism and ethnicity
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Deegalle, M (2011) 'Politics of the Jathika Hela Urumaya: Buddhism and ethnicity.' In: Holt, J, ed. The Sri Lanka reader: history, culture, politics. The World Readers . Duke University Press, Durham NC, pp. 383-394. ISBN 9780822349822


Practising Buddhist principles in the Japanese business world: Kazuo Inamoris thought
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Deegalle, M and Obuse, K (2011) 'Practising Buddhist principles in the Japanese business world: Kazuo Inamoris thought.' In: Buddhist virtues in socio-economic development UNDV Conference volume. Proceedings of the 8th International Buddhist Conference on the United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations. Thailand, 12-14 May 2011. UNDV, Ayutthaya, pp. 38-50.


Sri Lankan interreligious contestations for the ‘True Religion’: implications of the Buddhist-Christian religious debates of the nineteenth century Ceylon on the revival of Buddhism
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Deegalle, M (2011) 'Sri Lankan interreligious contestations for the ‘True Religion’: implications of the Buddhist-Christian religious debates of the nineteenth century Ceylon on the revival of Buddhism.' In: Fernando, M and Crusz, R, eds. Theology Beyond neutrality: essays to honour Rev. Dr. S. Wesley Ariarajah on his 70th birthday 2nd December 2011. The Ecumenical Institute for Study and Dialogue, Columbo. ISBN 9789558497128


Engaged and humanist Buddhism for the rehabilitation process of post-war Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M (2010) 'Engaged and humanist Buddhism for the rehabilitation process of post-war Sri Lanka.' In: Global recovery: the Buddhist perspective: proceedings of of 7th International Buddhist Conference on the United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations, Thailand, 23-25 May 2010. UNDV, Ayutthaya, pp. 304-308.


Norms of war in Theravada Buddhism
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Deegalle, M (2009) 'Norms of war in Theravada Buddhism.' In: Popovski, V, Reichberg, G and Turner, N, eds. World religions and norms of war. United Nations University Press, Tokyo. ISBN 9789280811636


A Buddhist guide in tackling the challenges of economic crises
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Deegalle, M (2009) 'A Buddhist guide in tackling the challenges of economic crises.' In: Buddhist approach to economic crisis. UNDV Conference volume. Proceedings of the International Conference on the United Nations Day of Vesak celebrations, Ayutthaya, Thailand 2009. UNDV, Ayutthaya, pp. 38-48.


Buddhist ethics in politics of religious conversion
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Deegalle, M (2009) 'Buddhist ethics in politics of religious conversion.' In: Proceedings of the International Research Seminar on Buddhism: Truthful Knowledge and Quality of Life, Buddhist Research Institute, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Ayutthaya, Thailand, 2009. Buddhist Research Institute MCU, Ayutthaya, pp. 153-161.


Dialogue and Division: a Buddhist response to interfaith dialogue
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Deegalle, M (2009) 'Dialogue and Division: a Buddhist response to interfaith dialogue.' In: Dhammajoti, K and Karundasa, Y, eds. Buddhist and Pali Studies: in honour of the Venerable Professor Kakkapalliye Anuruddha. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. ISBN 9789889929640


Promoting Buddhism while adapting to the UK: Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre's contribution to British Buddhism
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Deegalle, M and Sumana, N (2008) 'Promoting Buddhism while adapting to the UK: Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre's contribution to British Buddhism.' In: Deegalle, M, ed. Dharma to the UK: a centennial celebration of Buddhist legacy. World Buddhist Foundation, London, pp. 180-230. ISBN 9780951895726


Sustainable development and Buddhism
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Deegalle, M (2008) 'Sustainable development and Buddhism.' In: Kimura, T, ed. Religion, science and sustainability. Union Press, Osaka. ISBN 9784946428357


Creating space for the non-Buddhists in Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M (2007) 'Creating space for the non-Buddhists in Sri Lanka.' In: Ucko, H, Rambachan, A, Thangaraj, M and Omar, A, eds. Hermeneutical explorations in dialogue : essays in honour of Hans Ucko. Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, New Delhi, pp. 114-127. ISBN 9788184580150


Introduction: Buddhism, conflict and violence
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Deegalle, M (2006) 'Introduction: Buddhism, conflict and violence.' In: Deegalle, M, ed. Buddhism, conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka. Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism . Routledge, London, pp. 1-21. ISBN 0415359201


JHU politics for peace and a righteous state
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Deegalle, M (2006) 'JHU politics for peace and a righteous state.' In: Deegalle, M, ed. Buddhism, conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka. Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism . Routledge, London, pp. 233-254. ISBN 0415359201


Buddhist monks as foot soldiers in political activism in Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M (2006) 'Buddhist monks as foot soldiers in political activism in Sri Lanka.' In: Broadhead, P and Keown, D, eds. Can faiths make peace? Tauris, pp. 138-156. ISBN 1845112768


Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M (2005) 'Sri Lanka.' In: Leonard, T, ed. Encyclopedia of the developing world. Fitzroy Dearborn, London. ISBN 9781579583880


Mt Hiei
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Deegalle, M (2005) 'Mt Hiei.' In: Taylor, B, ed. Encyclopedia of religion and nature. Thoemmes Continuum, London, pp. 1123-1124. ISBN 1843711389


Sripada
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Deegalle, M (2005) 'Sripada.' In: Taylor, B, ed. Encyclopedia of religion and nature. Thoemmes Continuum, London, pp. 1279-1280. ISBN 1843711389


Theravada preunderstandings in understanding Mahayana
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Deegalle, M (2004) 'Theravada preunderstandings in understanding Mahayana.' In: Hino, S and Wada, T, eds. Three mountains and seven rivers: Prof. Musashi Tachikawa's felicitation volume. Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, pp. 43-64. ISBN 8120824687


Srimala
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Deegalle, M (2004) 'Srimala.' In: Jestice, P, ed. Holy people of the world: a cross-cultural encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara CA, pp. 818-819. ISBN 1576073556


Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhism in London: religiosity and communal activities of a diaspora community
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Deegalle, M (2004) 'Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhism in London: religiosity and communal activities of a diaspora community.' In: Jacobsen, K.A and Pratap, K.P, eds. South Asians in the diaspora: histories and religious traditions. Brill, pp. 52-73. ISBN 9004124888


Austerity as a virtue: spiritual practices in Japanese and South Asian Buddhist traditions
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Deegalle, M (2003) 'Austerity as a virtue: spiritual practices in Japanese and South Asian Buddhist traditions.' In: Lakshman, W, ed. The distant neighbours: fifty years of Japan-Sri Lanka relations. University of Colombo, Colombo, pp. 164-190. ISBN 9559098640


Buddhist heretics?
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Deegalle, M (2003) 'Buddhist heretics?' In: Wimalaratana, B and Wimalajothi, W, et al., eds. Pranamalekha: Essays in Honour of Ven. Dr. Medagama Vajiragnana. London Buddhist Vihara, London, pp. 141-144.


Buddhist prayer?: a reflection
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Deegalle, M (2003) 'Buddhist prayer?: a reflection.' In: Gross, R and Muck, T, eds. Christians talk about Buddhist meditation, Buddhists talk about Christian prayer. Continuum, New York, pp. 118-131. ISBN 9780826414380


Theravada monk as a Buddhist mystic: mystical attainments of a twentieth-century Sri Lankan monk
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Deegalle, M (2003) 'Theravada monk as a Buddhist mystic: mystical attainments of a twentieth-century Sri Lankan monk.' In: Partridge, C and Gabriel, T, eds. Mysticisms East and West: studies in mystical experience. Paternoster, Carlisle, pp. 34-43. ISBN 1842270923


Education
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Deegalle, M (2003) 'Education.' In: Buswell, R, ed. Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Macmillan Reference, New York. ISBN 0028657187


Textuality of the Jayamangala Gatha and its liturgical role in modern Buddhist marriage ceremony
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Deegalle, M (2002) 'Textuality of the Jayamangala Gatha and its liturgical role in modern Buddhist marriage ceremony.' In: Editorial board (Premasiri, P et al.), ed. Buddhist studies : essays in honour of Professor Lily de Silva. University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, pp. 183-197. ISBN 955589051X


'All Ceylon Buddhist Congress'; 'Hosso Shu'; 'Ontake Kyo'; 'Sarvodaya'; 'Young Men's Buddhist Association'
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Deegalle, M (2002) ''All Ceylon Buddhist Congress'; 'Hosso Shu'; 'Ontake Kyo'; 'Sarvodaya'; 'Young Men's Buddhist Association'.' In: Melton, J and Baumann, M, eds. Religions of the world: a comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practices. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara CA; Oxford. ISBN 1576072231


'Asceticism: Buddhist perspectives'; 'Death rituals'; 'Marathon monks'; 'Monasticism: definitions of,'; 'Music: Buddhist perspectives'; 'Sri Lanka: history'; 'Sri Lanka: recent changes'; 'Temple'; 'Virtues'
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Deegalle, M (2002) ''Asceticism: Buddhist perspectives'; 'Death rituals'; 'Marathon monks'; 'Monasticism: definitions of,'; 'Music: Buddhist perspectives'; 'Sri Lanka: history'; 'Sri Lanka: recent changes'; 'Temple'; 'Virtues'.' In: Johnston, W, ed. Encyclopedia of monasticism. Fitzroy Dearborn, London. ISBN 1579580904


Buddhist critical attitudes for postmodern age
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Deegalle, M (2000) 'Buddhist critical attitudes for postmodern age.' In: Perera, L and Dhammasami, U, eds. Buddhism for the new millennium. World Buddhist Foundation, pp. 133-139. ISBN 9780951895719


From Buddhology to Buddhist theology: an orientation to Sinhala Buddhism
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Deegalle, M (2000) 'From Buddhology to Buddhist theology: an orientation to Sinhala Buddhism.' In: Jackson, R and Makransky, J, eds. Buddhist theology: critical reflections by contemporary Buddhist scholars. Curzon, Richmond, pp. 331-345. ISBN 0700710809


Noviyat Hudijana: local consciousness within disappearing cosmopolitan Buddhism
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Deegalle, M (1999) 'Noviyat Hudijana: local consciousness within disappearing cosmopolitan Buddhism.' In: Ratnapala, G et al., ed. Sambhasa. Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Colombo, pp. 483-503.


Reconsidering Buddhist preaching: Bana tradition in Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M (1997) 'Reconsidering Buddhist preaching: Bana tradition in Sri Lanka.' In: Dhammajoti, K, Tilakaratne, A and Abhayawansa, K, eds. Recent researches in Buddhist studies essays in honour of Professor Y. Karunadasa. Y. Karunadasa Felicitation Committee in collaboration with Chi Ying Foundation, Hong Kong, Columbo, pp. 427-453. ISBN 9559098357


Introduction
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Deegalle, M and Hoffman, F (1996) 'Introduction.' In: Hoffman, F and Deegalle, M, eds. Pali Buddhism. Curzon Studies in Asian Philosophy (3). Curzon, Richmond, pp. 1-13. ISBN 0700703594


The moral significance of Buddhist Nirvana
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Deegalle, M (1996) 'The moral significance of Buddhist Nirvana.' In: Hoffman, F and Deegalle, M, eds. Pali Buddhism. Curzon Studies in Asian Philosophy (3). Curzon, Richmond, pp. 105-116. ISBN 0700703594


Creating space for the non-Buddhist in Sri Lanka: a Buddhist perspective on the other
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Deegalle, M (2017) 'Creating space for the non-Buddhist in Sri Lanka: a Buddhist perspective on the other.' Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 52 (1). pp. 158-168. ISSN 0022-0558


Greed and acquisition as impediments for economic justice: instrumentality of wealth creation for a Buddhist vision of a fairer society
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Deegalle, M (2016) 'Greed and acquisition as impediments for economic justice: instrumentality of wealth creation for a Buddhist vision of a fairer society.' Dialogue, XLII. pp. 218-241. ISSN 1391-1201


Religious concerns in the ethno-politics of Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M (2009) 'Religious concerns in the ethno-politics of Sri Lanka.' The Mahachulalongkorn Journal of Buddhist Studies, 2. pp. 79-109.


Politics of the Jathika Hela Urumaya monks: Buddhism and ethnicity in contemporary Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M (2004) 'Politics of the Jathika Hela Urumaya monks: Buddhism and ethnicity in contemporary Sri Lanka.' Contemporary Buddhism, 5 (2). pp. 83-103. ISSN 1463-9947


Is violence justified in Theravada Buddhism?
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Deegalle, M (2003) 'Is violence justified in Theravada Buddhism?' The Ecumenical Review, 55 (2). pp. 122-131. ISSN 1758-6623


A search for Mahāyāna in Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M (1999) 'A search for Mahāyāna in Sri Lanka.' Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, 22 (2). pp. 343-357. ISSN 0193-600X


Marathon preachers
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Deegalle, M (1998) 'Marathon preachers.' Asiatische Studien / Etudes Asiatiques, 52 (1). pp. 15-56. ISSN 0004-4717


Buddha's Rock : Mahayana legacy at Buduruvagala
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Deegalle, M (1998) 'Buddha's Rock : Mahayana legacy at Buduruvagala.' Journal of Pali and Buddhist Studies, 12. pp. 103-115. ISSN 0914-8604


Vernacular Buddhism: neglected sources in the study of Sri Lankan Theravada
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Deegalle, M (1997) 'Vernacular Buddhism: neglected sources in the study of Sri Lankan Theravada.' Journal of the Japanese Association for South Asian Studies, 9. pp. 69-101. ISSN 0915-5643


A bibliography on Sinhala Buddhism
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Deegalle, M (1997) 'A bibliography on Sinhala Buddhism.' Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 4. pp. 216-256. ISSN 1076-9005


Buddhist preaching and Sinhala religious rhetoric: medieval Buddhist methods to popularize Theravāda
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Deegalle, M (1997) 'Buddhist preaching and Sinhala religious rhetoric: medieval Buddhist methods to popularize Theravāda.' Numen, 44 (2). pp. 180-210. ISSN 0029-5973


Innovation in Teravada Buddhist rituals
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Deegalle, M (1997) 'Innovation in Teravada Buddhist rituals.' Journal of Indian and Buddhist studies, 46 (1). ISSN 0019-4344


Creating multiculturalism amidst ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity
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Deegalle, M (2016) Creating multiculturalism amidst ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity. In: International Conference on “Multiculturalism in Asia: Peace and Harmony”, 25 - 26 August 2016, Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand.


Interfaith dialogue and coexistance: South Asian experience
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Deegalle, M, Nanhikkara, J, Loung Hom, N and Brahmaprajnananda Saraswati, S (2016) Interfaith dialogue and coexistance: South Asian experience. In: G20 Interfaith Summit Preconference (South Asia): Interfaith Harmony and Sustainable Development, 25 -27 July 2016, Hotel Apollo Dimora, Trivandrum, India.


Buddhism on the efficacy of violence and non-violence: prospect for peace
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Deegalle, M (2016) Buddhism on the efficacy of violence and non-violence: prospect for peace. In: 13th International Buddhist Conference on the United Nations Day of Vesak: The Buddhist Path to World Peace, 22 -23 May 2016, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Bangkok, Thailand.


Mind at the centre of post-war healing process: a Buddhist perspective on the significance of mind for communal healing
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Deegalle, M (2015) Mind at the centre of post-war healing process: a Buddhist perspective on the significance of mind for communal healing. In: Body, Mind and Healing: Reflections on Post-disaster Responses in Sri Lanka, 21-23 August 2015, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (SEUSL), Oluvil, Sri Lanka.


The role of education in enhancing the Sri Lankan government's peace-building and reconciliation strategies
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Deegalle, M (2014) The role of education in enhancing the Sri Lankan government's peace-building and reconciliation strategies. In: 11th United Nations Day of Vesak in Vietnam: Buddhist Perspective Towards Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals, 7-11 May 2014, Bai Dinh Convention Center, Nimh Binh Province, Vietnam.


The significance of Vesak for Buddhist nations
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Deegalle, M (2014) The significance of Vesak for Buddhist nations. In: Day of Vesak 2014: Inter Faith and Inter Cultural Awareness towards Peace, 21 -22 May 2014, UNESCO HQ, Paris, France.


Buddhist extremist confrontations with ethnic and religious minorities in contemporary Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M (2014) Buddhist extremist confrontations with ethnic and religious minorities in contemporary Sri Lanka. In: 39th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, 25 April - 27 April 2014, Luther King House, Manchester.


Bodu Bala Sena's purification project: controversial Buddhist activism in contemporary Sri Lanka
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Deegalle, M (2014) Bodu Bala Sena's purification project: controversial Buddhist activism in contemporary Sri Lanka. In: The Oxford Centre for Buddist Studies Lecture Series, 10 February 2014, Wolfson College, Oxford.


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