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Buddhist System of Education

V. Nithiyanandam (Author)
Synopsis This book is a critical study of Buddhist philosophy of education and its adaptation in modern system of education in India, Tibet and Sri Lanka. It also shows the recent impact of the Buddhist Philosophy in western education. There is no doubt that Buddhism made tremendous contributions to the Philosophy of education. The notion of education entails many subsidiary notions, such as notions of ignorance and knowledge, and of teacher and student. Here we shall survey the tradition of Buddhist education both monastic and secular in India, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. We would also show how these forms changed under specific influences and in differing cultural contexts, including modern approaches of the west.
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About the author

V. Nithiyanandam

V. Nithiyanandam, a well known Buddhist monk and scholar, did M.A. from University of Jafna, Jafna, Sri Lanka and obtained the doctorate degree from Delhi University, Delhi. He produced number of research papers published in the journal of international repute.

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Title Buddhist System of Education
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8182200059
length viii+168p., References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.