Welcome to the University
The International Theravāda Buddhist Missionary University(ITBMU) is situated on the Dhammapāla Hill, Mayangone Township, in Yangon, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar. It was inaugurated on 9 December 1998, under Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.
Myanmar has carefully preserved Theravāda Buddhism in its pristine form for nearly one thousand years. Now she is sharing her knowledge of Buddhism both in theory and practice with the people of the world to promote their happiness and moral well-being. Those who wish to learn Theravāda Buddhist canonical texts and insight meditation in Myanmar tradition have a golden opportunity to study them from the Myanmar Buddhist scholars of high academic achievements at the same institution. The Myanmar and Pāli languages are included in the academic programmes. The medium of instruction is English.
There are five objectives of the university:
(a) Sharing the genuine Theravāda Buddhism (The teachings of Gotama Buddha) with the people of the world.
(b) Studying and comprehending the canonical texts of Theravāda Pitaka as approved successively by the six Buddhist Councils.
(c) Abstaining from evil deeds and practicing good deeds.
(d) Promoting the four modes of sublime living (Brahma-vihāra), which would lead to the establishment of a peaceful and prosperous world.
(e) Training more missionaries endowed with good morality, who are well- versed in Pitaka Literature and meditational practices.
1st Ph.D Degree Holder
Bhaddanta Dr. Nodhiñāṇa (Dean of Faculty of Foreign Languages & Translation)
Academic Year - 2005-06
Venerable Sayadaw Nodhiñāṇa was born on 1st July 1971 Sin-Phyu-Kyun, Salin Township, Magwe Division. Sayadaw became a novice when he was 11 years old (1982) in the monastery of Sone-Kone Village; ordained as a Full-fledged monk on 28th Feb: 1991, in Ban-Maw Monastery. He dedicated his life for the purpose of studying the Buddha's teachings and Pāḷi language in his prime age. Then he proceeded learning at the state Pariyatti Sāsana University in Mandalay. There he graduated with the Sāsaṇatakkasila Dhammacariya degree (B.A) in Buddha Dhamma. During the next level, he did research under well-qualified professor and acquired much knowledge on Pāḷi grammar based upon Philology. Then he obtained the Sāsaṇatakkasila Mahādhammacariya degree (M.A) in Buddha Dhamma.
Afterwards, Sayadaw joined ITBMU and graduated with a Doctoral degree. Sayadaw's skills were seen not only in the field of learning but also in teaching. Sayadaw is a well-reckoned Pāḷi teacher, who could teach deep Pāḷi grammar and translations using simple method. During each semester, Sayadaw conducts a Pāḷi extra class, where students could enhance their Pāḷi knowledge rapidly. At pesent Sayadaw is Dean of Foreign Languages and Translation faculty in International Theravāda Buddhist Missionary University.
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