Paññā Narāṅ Rataṅ. Paññāvantassa Ayam Dhammo.

प्रज्ञा नै मानिसको रत्न हो । यो धर्म प्रज्ञावानहरुको निम्ति हो ।

Wisdom is the gem of Mankind. This Dhamma is meant only for the wise.- BUDDHA

Welcome to Theravada Buddhist Academy

The Theravada Buddhist Academy was established in August 18, 2012 (2 Bhadra, 2069) under the auspicious leadership of the most Venerable Dr. Bhikshu Jnanapunnika. It is an independent entity incorporated under the umbrella of the Vishwa Shanti Vihar. Theravada Buddhist Academy is the only institution, which champions in systematic promotion and preservation of Theravada Buddhism, its culture and heritage through education, research and various other activities like workshops, conferences, meditation courses etc. it also works towards creating mutual understanding and cooperation between Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions of Buddhism.

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Message from the Principal

In Nepal, the birth place of the Lord Buddha, the teaching of Buddha arose and spread all over the world during the regime of Kirati, Thakuri and Lichhabi. The Lichhabi period has been considered as the golden age for Buddhism. However, suppression of the Buddhism began during the latter perios of malla Regime. During the period of Jayansthiti mall, the monks and nuns were forced to convert in=to family households. The system of cast, creed and race was imposed, thus dividing the people into various casts and creed. Buddhism was battered and Buddhist educational sector was destroyed and made non-functional.

The places for education in Buddhist , Buddhist culture, civilization, arts, literature, science and geography could not survive. During the Rana Regime, "BHikshus" were cruelly suppressed and even exiled from the country. After the emergence of democracy...

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News and Events

August 15, 2016

Building Foundation and Honour Program

Vishwa Shanti Vihar, Min Bhawan, Kathamandu, 15th August 2016 (Shrawan 31, 2073), a grand ceremony was organized to lay the foundation stone of the new campus […]
August 12, 2016


All the Well-wishers, Noble Friends of TBA or Donors, Board Members, Teachers, former and present Students are requested to participate the Building foundation ceremony  and Felicitation […]
June 11, 2016

Admission Open

On the auspicious leadership of Venerable Dr. Bhikshu Jnanapunnika Mahathero, Theravada Buddhist Academy is running two years M.A. Degree in Theravada Buddhism since 4 years. New […]
  • The zeal to study Buddha's teaching is accomplished by the establishment of Theravada Buddhist Academy under the affiliation of Lumbini Buddhist University. The curriculum demonstrates the deepness of Buddha's teaching. Though delivered 2600 years ago being still relevant for harmony and peace in modern society is its preciousness. Beside I have also experienced it give strength to confront various difficulties in life diligently.
    Amita Tuladhar
  • Knowledge is powerful. It is more powerful when it comes through authentic, official Academic institution. Theravada Buddhist Academy gives me those precious unforgettable friendly learning moments to me. I sincerely suggest you all to join here and share my spiritual joyful moments during your study. Good luck!
    Bhikshu Janaka
  • I got the opportunity to learn a great deal of the very core of the path of Theravada Buddhism by taking the Masters Course of Theravada Buddhism. This has helped me to understand the foundation of Buddha’s teachings. Now I could confidently explain and help others in understanding true Buddhism. This course has motivated me to study further and understand this vast ocean of knowledge that the Buddha has enlightened to this world. Thank you.
    Anita Manandhar
  • Studying Masters in Theravada Buddhism at TBA is one of the best decisions I have made so far in my life.  It is not only about adding on one more academic degree, but I truly feel that it takes me one step further to the truth of the life and the nature.  So far through other degrees, I have learned to study the external world, my surrounding.  But MATB teaches to study “me” and reflect on “myself” and become a better human being.  I want to extend my sincere gratitude to all my teachers. Thank you so much.
    Sushma Bajracharya
    Student, Masters in Theravada Buddhism (MATB),