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Lumbini Buddhist University

Lumbini, Rupandehi

Estd. 2004




Lumbini Buddhist University (लुम्बिनी बौद्ध विश्वविद्यालय) was conceived at the First World Buddhist Summit held in Lumbini in 1998 AD. Its establishment was initiated with the promulgation of the LBU Ordinance in 2004 AD preceding the Second World Buddhist Summit. The LBU Act was endorsed by the Parliament in 2006 AD (Vikram Samvat 2063).

Accepting and following the teachings of Lord Gautam Buddha, the University is dedicated to World Peace through the operation of institutions of higher education for teaching-learning and research in the areas of Buddhist Philosophy, Literature, Education and Culture to inspire, Shanti, Bandhutva, Maitr' and Sadbhava (peace, empathy, friendship, and compassion).

The university is expected to provide a focus for uniting all for world peace; expected to function as an international hub for Buddhist Studies generating activism for world peace.


University for World Peace, Harmony and Prosperity


Academic Excellence and Research for Promoting Buddhist Concept of Peace, Compassion, Virtuous and Sustainable Development.


Buddha Knowledge and Wisdom, Dharma Ethics with Compassion, and Sangha Virtuous Society.


Establish as a center of excellence for Research, Learning, and Innovation in the areas of Buddhist Philosophy, History, Literature, Arts, Culture, Education, and other areas relevant to promoting peace, natural environment, and sustainable development viz., Development Studies and Applied Sciences

Produce proactive graduates with knowledge and skill for promoting peace, harmony, and sustainable development.

Develop a system of academia — societies interface for ensuring quality and relevance of knowledge generation and use in the current as well as emergent contexts.

Develop a national and international network for academic exchanges and knowledge sharing


# Promote, institutionalize and develop already established areas of Buddhist Philosophy and knowledge (viz., Mahayana, Theravada, Vajrayana) to reinvigorate Nepal as the center of those schools of Philosophy and knowledge; promote research, discourses, and academic exchanges to contextualize them to the current milieu.

With Buddhist Philosophy, knowledge, and teachings as the main thrust, develop innovative academic programs relevant to socioeconomic development and current aspirations of youths for the profession (e.g., agroforestry, development studies, culture and tourism, environmental studies, and applied sciences that promote peace, harmony, sustainable development, and nature conservation).

Promote the development of a Knowledge-based society by enhancing the virtuous culture and traditions of Buddhist Societies in the country through society—academia interface.

Mobilize Buddhist scholars for creating centers of excellence for research, discourses, and for academic exchanges and networking locally as well as globally.


Academic programs, research, and innovative activities for highlighting Buddhist Philosophy and knowledge

  • Highlighting greater Lumbini as the source of Buddhism, focusing on historical and archaeological sites in Lumbini, Kapilvastu, Ramagram, and Devadaha.
  • Contributing to the development of Lumbini as an international center for peace.
  • Highlighting the unique Buddhist cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley—the Viharas, Vahis, Guthis, Festivals, Music, Art, and Architectures.
  • Contributing to the development of Kathmandu valley as Cultural City.
  • Highlighting the monasteries of the Himalayan region, Buddhist culture, art, and festivals
  • Contributing to the development of the Himalayan region as a zone of peace pilgrimage.

Innovative academic programs are relevant to socioeconomic development and current professional development trends.

  • Programs focused on sustainable development, tourism, peace, and social harmony aligning with the concept of Sangha.
  • Programs focused on environmental design and nature conservation contributing to preserving the pristine nature and to the development of Tapovana — Environmental Studies.
  • Programs for development and management of forest for a sustainable economy- Agro-forestry Developing research and innovation capacity and culture of inquiry to promote national heritages, cultures, art, and indigenous knowledge and practices.

Mobilizing Buddhist societies and organizations for the development of university-society interface and collaborations.

  • Networking with national and international universities and academic centers for promoting academic excellence and exchanges— promote the participation of international research scholars, faculties, and students.
  • Promoting knowledge/information management using traditional as well as modern resources and technology. Promoting learner-centered pedagogy — responsible self engagement of students in learning.
  • Promoting a culture of life-long learning and knowledge-based society.

Partnership and Trustees:

  • Partnerships with Government Organizations, Lumbini Development Trust, other universities and academic institutions, Buddhist societies and organizations including Monasteries and Viharas for academic programs and development.

Trustees (Board of Trustees).

  • to ensure the development of LBU aligning with the stakeholders and in line with the main spirit of its establishment
  • to generate fund through the mobilization of partners and donors, and through campaigns, investments, etc.
  • to develop and manage trust funds to support LBU sustenance, stability, and development.


1. Project Devadaha — Based on community forest, develop research-based academic programs in the areas of Agro-forestry, Sustainable Development, and Environmental Studies (environmental design and nature conservation).

2. Project Traditional Medicine and Health Practices — Preserve and promote traditional medicine and health practices, develop research-based programs on traditional medicine and health practices (e.g., Traditional Vaidya, Sowarigpa, Yoga, and Meditation)

3. Project Greater Lumbini — With the cooperation of national initiatives/projects for archeological exploration and conservation develop research-based academic programs on archeology, museology, management of heritages; Develop institutions of core Buddhism, and contemporary Applied Buddhism focused on community development (sustainable development) at Lumbini.

4. Project Kathmandu Valley — with the cooperation of national initiatives/projects for the conservation of unique national heritages in the valley develop research-based academic programs on archeology, museology, management of tangible as well as intangible heritage, art and culture, and sustainable development.

5. Project Himalayan Region — with the cooperation of national and international initiatives/projects for the conservation of the unique heritage of the Himalayan Region management of tangible as well as intangible heritage, art and culture, and sustainable development.

6. Project Buddhist Library — with the cooperation of the National Archives, Department of Archaeology, Lumbini International Research Institute (LIRI), Asha Safukuthi, Monasteries, Viharas, and Vahis develop a research library network.

7. Project Karuna — starting from core Lumbini development area undertake action research for the social and economic transformation of village communities (for economic development, social development, and connecting with the conservation of Lumbini)


  • Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies
  • MA in Theravada Buddhism
  • MA in Mahayana Buddhism
  • MA in Applied Buddhism
  • MA in Buddhism and Himalayan Studies
  • MA in Buddhism and Peace Studies
  • MA in Museology and Buddhist Collections
  • MA in Archaeology and Buddhist Archaeological Sites
  • PGD in Buddhist Studies
  • BA in Buddhist Studies
  • BA in Buddhist Studies and Humanities
  • Bachelor in Bhot Buddhist Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Legislative Law(BALLB) with Honors in Buddhism
  • Bachelor in Sowarigpa Medicine
  • Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management (BTTM) with Honors in Buddhism
  • Certificate in Pali Language
  • Certificate in Sanskrit Language
  • Certificate in Chinese Language
  • Certificate in Tibetan language


  • Master in Travel and Tourism Management with Honors in Buddhism
  • Master in Buddhist Studies
  • Master in Experiential Buddhist Education
  • Master in Environmental Studies: Environment Design and Nature Conservation
  • Master in Development Studies: Sangha and Sustainable Development
  • Master in Agro-forestry: Sustainable and Economically viable Tapovana
  • Master in Culture and Heritage Conservation
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga, Meditation, and Buddhism


  • Faculty of Buddhist Studies
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Development Studies and Applied Sciences

Instead of College

  • Instead of College, Lumbini
  • BTTM with Honors in Buddhism Program in Butwal
  • BALLB with Honors in Buddhism, Program in Butwal
  • Museology and Archaeology, Program in Lalitpur


Affiliated College:

  • Lotus Academic College, Lalitpur
  • Sugata Buddhist College, Lalitpur
  • Theravada Buddhist Academy, Kathmandu
  • Lumbini College of Buddhism and Himalayan Studies, Bouddha, Kathmandu
  • Bouddha Multiple Campus, Bouddha, Kathmandu
  • Lumbini International Academy of Science and Technology, Lalitpur
  • Sowa Rigpa International College, Jorpati, Arubari, Kathmandu
  • Jiri Buddhist College, Dolkha

Contact Details:

Lumbini, Rupandehi, Lumbini Pradesh, Nepal

Phone: +977-71-404088, +977-71-404080, +977-71-404070

Email: [email protected]


Contact Details of Lumbini Buddhist University, Rupandehi


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Bhim Prasad Pandey

is M phil is necessary for Phd from this university

Bhim Prasad PandeyPosted 2 years ago