Buddhist Philosophy Promotion and Monastery Development Committee is formed by the Government of Nepal (GoN) for the development, preservation and maintenance of monasteries of Nepal. And it is also formed for the promotion of Buddhist philosophy. This committee has been working to carry out the various works related to Monasteries, Chhortens, Caves and rituals. Besides this, it provides management training and renovation fund for the historical and archaeological monasteries in Nepal. In 2041 BS and 2045 BS, the GoN passed orders for formation of Monastery Management and Development Committee for proper management of monasteries but later due to the changes in due course of time, the formation order 2045 was replaced by Buddhist Philosophy Promotion and Monastery Development Committee formation order 2066 for more systematic and effective work.
The committee has been working especially for promotion of Buddhist Philosophy and for the preservation and management of monasteries. It is established for the preservation of Buddhist culture and tradition and to spread the message of Buddha for peace for the welfare of human kind. Renovation of structurally damaged monasteries and the conservation of national treasures was the main goal of this committee and have been working for it from the date of establishment. The committee has been working for preserving the Buddhist religion, culture, language, art and also for making nuns and monk self-dependent by organizing different skill based training.
Nepal is a sacred land, the birthplace of Lord Buddha by which it is known as the country of Lord Buddha throughout the world. The philosophy and teachings of Lord Buddha have been a source of knowledge and wisdom for the liberation of the all sentient beings. Today, Buddhist followers are trying their best to save the philosophy and teachings of Buddha and also the religious traditions, cultures with help of this committee.
Mr. K.P Sharma Oli
Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister and Culture,Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister
Mr. Dhan Bahadur Buda
Hon. State Minister
Mr Mohankrishna Sapkota