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DHAMMACHAI INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE was incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 on the 30th day of September 2009

DIRI’s Background

The Dhammachai International Research Institute (DIRI) of New Zealand and Australia has been conducting a number of activities in the fields of education and research in Buddhist Studies. Its objectives are as follows:

1) To research and investigate the buddhavacana, the original teachings of the Buddha, without bias to any particular school or discipline such as Theravāda, Mahāyana or Vajrayāna.

2) To promote both the academic study of Buddhism, especially the origins of Buddhism, and the application of the teachings to daily life.

3) The establishment of its own journal by the Institute which will publish articles relating to these objectives.

4) To co-operate with similar centers in other academic institutions in organizing seminars and conferences, etc.

Research on “the Original Teachings of the Buddha” has been carried out by the Institute for several years. The Institute, therefore, is to organize an International Seminar on early Buddhism with the co-operation of Buddhist scholars from around the world whose research fields are related to early Buddhist studies.

Research

To research and investigate the buddhavacana, the original teachings of the Buddha, without bias to any particular school.

Support

To support the academic study of Buddhism, especially the origins of Buddhism, and the application of the teachings to daily life.

Publish

The establishment of its own journal by the Institute which will publish articles relating to these objectives.

DIRI's Vision

DIRI promotes the study of early Buddhist teachings through the retrieval of their worldwide archaeological evidence as well as encourages the practice of the teachings toward a peaceful society.

DIRI's Mission

The Mission of the Dhammachai International Research Institute in 2000. The DIRI does research into Buddhist Studies. Its main aim is to seek out and establish the teachings and practices of the early Buddhists. Its objectives, therefore, are as follows.

  1. Creating and developing academics of international standards.
  2. Research in archaeological evidence including ancient documents.
  3. Cooperating with academics from many countries.
  4. Propagating the truths of life in academic and semi-academic manners that are easily understood, accessible and acceptable for public implementation toward inner peace, and world peace.