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Full Name:      Rev. Ilukpitiye Pannasekara
Surname:       Ilukpitiye
First Name:     Pannasekara
Religion:         Buddhist
Occupation:    Chief Buddhist Monk for The African Continent
Date Of Birth: 1st November 1963
Place Of Birth: Sri Lanka
Sex:               Male
Marital Status: Single
Nationality:     Tanzanian
E-Mail -          [email protected], [email protected]
Web Site -      www.pannasekara.com

Skype -          revpannasekara

 

Address -    Buddhist Temple & Meditation centre, P.O.Box 6665, Plot no 606,

                    Mindu Street, West Upanga, Dar es salaam, Tanzania, East Africa.

                    Tel / Fax +255 22 2150422 - Mobile: + 255 713 451745,

                     + 255 757 713 137


Address 02 -      Sri Visuddharamaya, Olagama, Rambodagalla, Ridiegama,

                                    Kurunegala, Sri Lanka Tel/Fax + 94 37 2252539

 


Qualification


1.B.A. University Of Bhikkhu  Sri Lanka 1994
2.M.A. University Of Kelaniya  Sri Lanka 1996
3.Dr. In Tripitaka Buddhist Philosophy Sri Lanka 1995
4.English Diploma Sri Lanka & Tanzania 1998 - 2000
5.Computer Diploma Sri Lanka & Tanzania 1998 - 2002

6. Dr in Philosophy   - ARJENTINA     - 2014
7. PHD CANDITATE  - VIETNAM       - 2013 - --->
 


Appointments


1994 - 1998 The Principal Of Buddhist College-Sri Lanka
1997 - 1998 Full Time Instructor Of Social Development Work In Sri Lanka

1998 ------>   PATRON & SPRITUAL DIRECTORTHE BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION - TANZANIA
1998 - - - ->TRUSTEE —INTER RELIGIOUS COUNCIL FOR PEACE IN TANZANIA (IRCPT)

1999 - - - -> Ambassador For Peace -- Inter-Religious and Inter-Faith For World

                   Peace (IIFWP)

2000 - 2006  Council Member of World Buddhist University - Thailand

2001 - - - > The Chief Monk For African Continent

2002 - - - > President and Patron of International Buddhist Relief Organization

                  (IBRO) Tanzania Branch

2004 - - - > Dharma Teacher at The African Buddhist Seminary (ABS) - South Africa

2005 - - - > Honorary Member of Dar Es Salaam Association of Spain

2005 - - - > Spiritual Director - Serenity Buddhist relief Organization (SBRO)

                  South Africa

2006 - - - > Commissioner - Inter-Faith Action For Peace in Africa (IFAPA)

2006 - - - > Director - Kind Heart Africa ( KHA) - Tanzania

2012 ------> CO CHAIR – DHAMMADUTA STANDING COMMITY – WFB - THAILAND


International Services


 

1998

Mar -- India and Nepal - Research and Visit to Buddha's Historical Places

Nov -- Arrived in Tanzania and Performed Religious Ceremonies

Dec -- Zanzibar -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

1999

Apr -- Kenya -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Aug - Malawi -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Sep - Botswana -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Nov - Jordan -- WCRP 7th General Conference

2000

Feb -- Kenya -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

May -- Zambia -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Dec -- Thailand -- World Fellowship of Buddhists 21st Meeting

2001

Feb -- Kenya -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Apr -- South Africa -- BLIA Meeting and Religious Ceremonies

May -- Botswana -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

2002

Feb -- Kenya -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Apr -- America -- International Blessing Ceremony

May -- England -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

May -- Botswana -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Jun -- Malawi -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Dec -- Singapore -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Dec -- Malaysia -- WFB 22nd and 2nd Global Conference on Buddhism

2003

Feb - Kenya -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Apr - South Africa -- Vesak Ceremony and Religious Ceremonies

May - Botswana -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Jun - England -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Jun - Germany -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Jul -- Austria -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Jul -- Belgium -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Jul -- America -- Vassana and Religious Ceremonies

2004

Jan - South Africa -- Teaching Dhamma, and other works

May - Switzerland -- Global Network of Religions for Children 2nd Forum

May - Italy -- An International Meeting -- Integrated Medecine

Jun - Spanish -- An International Meeting -- Integrated Medecine

Jun - Sweden -- Religious Ceremonies and other Works

Jun - France -- Religious Ceremonies and other Works

Nov - Israel -- World Peace Pilgrimage arranged by IIFWP

Nov - Palestine -- World Peace Pilgrimage arranged by IIFWP

2005

Jan -- South Africa -- Performed Religious Ceremonies and other works

Apr -- South Africa -- Inter-Faith Action for Peace in Africa - 2nd SUMMIT - IFAPA

May -- Thailand -- International Vesak Day Ceremony

Nov -- Holland -- Performed Religious Ceremonies

Nov -- Spain -- Teaching Meditation and Performed Religious Ceremonies

2006

Jan - Kenya -- Religious Ceremonies other works

Jan - South Africa --Religious Ceremonies other works

Feb - Botswana --Religious Ceremonies other works

Apr - Sri Lnaka -- 2550 Vesak Day Celebration and other activities

May - Thailand -- 2550 International Vesak Conference

Jun - Malaysia -- Religious Ceremonies

Jun - Australia -- 4th Global Conference on Buddhism

Jun - Rwanda -- Inauguration of IFAPA commission

Aug - Japan -- WCRP 8th General Conference

Sep - Spain -- Teaching Meditation and other Religious Ceremonies

Oct - America -- Katina Ceremonies & Religious Ceremonies

2007

Feb -- South Africa -- Teaching Dhamma and other works

Jun - Tanzania - Religious and other works

July - Kenya - TIFF (Tanzania interfaith Forum) Study tour

Aug - Egypt - Religious services, study tour and other works

Aug - Libya - IFAPA Second  Commission's meeting

Oct - Tanzania - Religious and other works

Decr - Spain - Teaching meditation & other works

2008

Feb -- SOUTH AFRICA -- Teaching Dhamma and other works

FEB SWAZILAND - Religious Ceremonies   

MAR - LESOTHO  - Religious Ceremonies   

MAR - ZAMBIA       - Religious Ceremonies 

MAY - VIETNAM   - 2552 International Vesak Day

MAY SWAZILAND - Religious Ceremonies   

MAY - LESOTHO - Religious Ceremonies  

JUN TANZANIA - Religious Ceremonies & Other works

AUG SRI LANKA  - Religious Ceremonies & Other works

NOV - UGANDA - IFAPA Commission's Third Meeting

NOV -SPAIN - Teaching Meditation & Other Religious Ceremonies

 

2009   

 

FEB -SOUTH AFRICA   - Teaching Dhamma & other Religious Works
FEB – LESOTHO        - Religious Ceremonies  
FEB – BOTSWANA      -IFAPA COMMISSION’S 04TH  MEETING
MAR - TANZANIA      - Religious Ceremonies 
MAY - THAILAND      - 2553 International Vesak Day Conference

JUN  - MALAYSIA      - BIO – DISC Conference
SEP  - SPAIN  - Teaching Meditation & Religious Ceremonies


2010
               

MAY - THAILAND     - 2554 International Vesak Day Conference
OCT - SPAIN           - Teaching Meditation & Religious Ceremonies
NOV – SRI LANKA   - World Felloship of Buddhists Meeting (WFB)


2011


MAR - KENYA            - IFAPA Commission’s  05th Meeting
MAY - THAILAND      - 2555 International Vesak Day Conference
JUN -  SRI LANKA    - Religious & Other Works
SEP - SPAIN             - Teaching Meditation & Religious Ceremonies

2012
               

MAY            - ZAMBIA               - SPECIAL RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES

MAY           - THAILAND             - 2600 BUDDHA JAYANTHI INTL VESAK DAY CONFERENCE
JUNE           - KOREA            - WORLD FELLOWSHIP OF BUDDHIST 26TH MEETING (WFB)
JUNE           - SOUTH AFRICA   - TEACHING DHAMMA AND OTHER RELIGIOUS WORKS
JULY           - SWAZILAND       - SPECIAL RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES   
JULY           - SOUTH AFRICA   - TEACHING DHAMMA AND OTHER RELIGIOUS WORKS
JULY           - SWAZILAND        - SPECIAL RELIGIOUS & FUNERAL CEREMONIES   
JULY          _ SRI LANKA           - ENVIRONMENTAL MEETING
OCTOBER - SPAIN            - TEACHING MEDITAION & OTHER `RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES

 

2013

 

FEBRUARY – KENYA       - TEACHING DHAMMA AND OTHER RELIGIOUS WORKS
FEBRUARY – UGANDA       - TEACHING DHAMMA AND OTHER RELIGIOUS WORKS
MAY             - THAILAND             - 2600 BUDDHA JAYANTHI INTL VESAK DAY CONFERENCE
SEPTEMBER – SRI LANKA  - SECOND ASIAN FESTIVAL OF BUDDHIST CULTURE
OCTOBER   -   VIETNAM   -   RECEIVED LEADERSHIP AWARD FROM VIETNAM
OCTOBER   -   SPAIN          - TEACHING MEDITAION & OTHER `RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES
NOVEMBER -  SOUTH AFRICA   - PERFORM RELIGIOUS RIGHTS FOR A FUNERAL

2014

               

MAY             – VIETNAM      -   ATTEND 11TH  UNDV -INTERNATIONAL VESAK DAY
AUGUST     -  KOREA               - WORLD ALLENCE OF RELIGIONS MEETING
DECEMBER – JAPAN                - SIXTH WORLD SUPREME BUDDHIST SUMMIT


Social Activities Performed in Tanzania


  1. In Charge of Buddhist Temple & Meditation Centre - DAR ES SALAAM - TANZANIA

  2. Teaching of Buddhist Philosophy, Meditation, Religious Ceremonies, Free Library Services and Running a Nursery School

  3. Making arrangements of sending Tanzanian young boys to learn Buddhism in South Africa
  4. HELPING FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN TANZANIA  – KIND HEART AFRICA PROJECT

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