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Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies

Postby lotwell » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:43 pm

Dear all,

I'm interested in doing a masters in Buddhist Studies and have a few questions.

What are some of the best programs? In the US, I know Emory has a Tibetan partnership and there is Naropa. What about other countries?

It seems like you need to choose a language and a field as part of your specialization ... perhaps someone who has completed a MA in Buddhist Studies could speak to this.

Thank you!

Lowell

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Re: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:00 pm

Maybe this site would give you some useful information:

http://www.buddhanet.net/l_study.htm
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies

Postby DGA » Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:31 pm

What's your goal? Are you interested in an academic career, or in a pastoral one? Different programs suit different purposes...

you may wish to check out www.uwest.edu

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Re: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies

Postby Josef » Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:40 pm

I had a great experience in my Buddhist Studies program at the University of Michigan.

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Re: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies

Postby Malcolm » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:42 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies

Postby Tilopa » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:42 pm

There's also this:

www.maitripa.org/

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Contentment is the ultimate wealth;
Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha

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Contentment is the ultimate wealth;
Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha

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Re: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies

Postby Mr. G » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:25 pm

Hi Venerable,

Have you heard anything about this organization run by Venerable Chin Kung?:

http://www.purelandcollege.org.au/

I don't think they offer degrees, but it's more of their own monastic training.

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Postby Silent Bob » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:30 pm

"All the sublime teachings, so profound--to throw away one and then grab yet another will not bear even a single fruit. Persevere, therefore, in simply one."
--Dudjom Rinpoche, "Nectar for the Hearts of Fortunate Disciples. Song No. 8"

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Re: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies

Postby Inge » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:02 pm

Rangjung Yeshe Institute:

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Re: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies

Postby lotwell » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:35 am

Thank you all for the responses. It helps put things into perspective. For example, I didn't know how Harvard was the most "european" and language heavy.

Perhaps we should compile a list of different Universities and make a sticky?

Also, does anyone have any personal experience with Rangjung Yeshe Institute through Kahtmandu University.

Lotwell

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Re: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies

Postby Kare » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:15 pm

The Buddhist University in Budapest, Hungary:

http://www.tkbf.hu/ENGLISH/index.php
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Re: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies

Postby Astus » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:16 pm

Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.




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