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Distance Learning

Postby tomamundsen » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:18 am

There is already a thread about "Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies" but how about places that offer distance learning? I've come across some things on the web, but not exactly what I'm looking for. Namdrol's Abhidharma class at Rime Shedrub Ling was nice, and he's continuing with other texts. But it's quite limited to only a couple classes a year. Then there is http://www.shedra.org, but the online classes there aren't as technical as what I'm looking for.

Does anyone have recommendations for online dharma learning? Preferably Tibetan-oriented, but you can post others for the interest of all.

Thanks!
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Re: Distance Learning

Postby justsit » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:31 am

Nitartha Institute. Some great online classes coming up.
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Re: Distance Learning

Postby zerwe » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:30 am

I think that FPMT's Basic program might meet the level your are looking for.
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Re: Distance Learning

Postby Mr. G » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:28 pm

justsit wrote:Nitartha Institute. Some great online classes coming up.


This looks really awesome justsit. Just wondering though if the material used has a Kagyu slant to it though. I was referring to these self-paced courses:

http://www.nitarthainstitute.org/progra ... nced.shtml
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Re: Distance Learning

Postby Mr. G » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:29 pm

tomamundsen wrote:Namdrol's Abhidharma class at Rime Shedrub Ling was nice, and he's continuing with other texts. But it's quite limited to only a couple classes a year.


Yes...more classes please! There should be quarter semesters! :smile:
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Re: Distance Learning

Postby justsit » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:47 pm

Mr. G wrote:
justsit wrote:Nitartha Institute. Some great online classes coming up.


This looks really awesome justsit. Just wondering though if the material used has a Kagyu slant to it though. I was referring to these self-paced courses:

http://www.nitarthainstitute.org/progra ... nced.shtml

The required and recommended texts seem to have Kagyu origins, not sure how the class material is presented.
Anything taught by Karl is worth your time and $ - he is clear, concise, approachable, and his knowledge is vast. I haven't had personal experience with Acharya Lama T., but am confident if he is teaching at Nitartha he is fully qualified.
You could probably email Nitartha for more details on those classes.
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Re: Distance Learning

Postby Dave The Seeker » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:02 pm

I am taking the course "Discovering Buddhism" from FPMT but the book/dvd/cd version.
The internet hookup out here is way to slow to do an online class (a 2 min youtube vid takes 45+ min to load lol).
But the material is not hard to understand, and I've always got my friends here to help me if I don't understand a topic or subject :twothumbsup:


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Re: Distance Learning

Postby Tewi » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:08 am

The Ranjung Yeshe Institute (Kathmandu, Kagyu/Nyingma):

http://www.shedra.org

The Istituto Lama Tsongkhapa (Tuscany, Gelugpa):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ILTK

Asian Classics Institute (New York, Gelugpa) (NB: run by the controversial Geshe Michael Roach):

http://acidharma.org/aci/online/onlinefr.html

Dharmakirti College (Tucson, Arizona, Drikung Kagyu):

http://www.dharmakirti.org/dc_online_courses.htm

Institute of Buddhist Studies (Berkeley GTU, Taego Son):

http://www.taegozen.net/taegoseminary.html

World Buddhist University (Thailand, Theravada):

http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma10/wbu.html

Damrivi Foundation (Colombo, Sri Lanka, Theravada):

http://www.damrivi.net

Universal Life Church Seminary (Modesto, California, follows Rev. Kirby Hensley):

http://www.ulcseminary.org/buddhism.php
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Re: Distance Learning

Postby Tewi » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:42 am

International Buddhist College (Thailand, non-sectarian):

http://ibc.ac.th/en/node/215

Hamburg University, Center for Buddhist Studies:

http://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg. ... ctures.htm

Vipashina Buddhist College (California, Ayurveda--this one is possibly a scam):

http://www.nalanda-university.com/buddh ... yclopedia/
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Re: Distance Learning

Postby Tewi » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:20 am

Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada:

http://www.bcc.ca/ldc/correspondence.html

University of the West (Rosemead, California, Foguangshan):

http://www.uwest.edu/site/index.php?opt ... Itemid=390
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