The Theravada Buddhist Academy was established in August 18, 2012 (2 Bhadra, 2069) under the auspicious leadership of the most Venerable Dr. Bhikshu Jnanapurnik. 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.
The mission of the Theravada Buddhist Academy is to promote Theravada Buddhist Studies in Nepal through education and research.
- To inculcate in-depth knowledge on Theravada Buddhism and promote Buddhist traditions and values in the society.
- To promote moral, peace and spiritual values in the society to protect and nurture the rich Buddhist culture in the country and abroad.
- To strengthen relationship between the Academy and various other sectors of the Buddhist community nationally and internationally to identify needs of the community and to offer educational plan, both academic and non-academic, to meet those needs.
- To develop human resources for strengthening the dispensation of the Buddha Sasana in Nepal.