Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies #8: Sri Lankan Buddhism’s origins

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PRESS RELEASE from CJBS (Oct 31, 2012)

The Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies is pleased to present groundbreaking research in its SPECIAL ISSUE (No. 8, 2012) on the Authorship of the Buddhapūjā
‘Homage to the Buddha’.

In this issue, Canadian Buddhist Scholar Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri identifies Arhant Mahinda as the Redactor of the Buddhapūjā.

Sugunasiri’s two-year research explores the role of this important text and traces it to the time of the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka 2260 years ago, along with the Five-, Eight- and Ten Precepts (Pañca-sīla, Aññhangika-sīla and Dasa-sīla).

Read the full article online at http://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/cjbs
For enquiries, please contact Prof. Michael Berman at mberman@brocku.ca.
For author interviews, please contact suwanda.sugunasiri@utoronto.ca.
[Brief Bio: Formerly of Trinity College, University of Toronto, US Fulbright Scholar Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri is the Founder of Nalanda College of Buddhist Studies (Canada).]

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