Buddhist University Recommendations?

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Buddhist University Recommendations?

Postby Strive4Karuna » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:45 am

I want to attend a Buddhist university in helping me prepare for spiritual life. I am a Canadian, but I'm willing to travel to find a school.

I know there is a Theravadist University in California that teaches Thai which has sparked my interest. Does anybody know any good English speaking Buddhist Universities in the world or has heard positive feedback about any universities? I prefer North America but may be open to go elsewhere.

Thank you.
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Re: Buddhist University Recommendations?

Postby cooran » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:58 am

Do you mean Universities with Buddhist Studies?
For example:
http://web.international.ucla.edu/buddhist/

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Re: Buddhist University Recommendations?

Postby pilgrim » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:02 am

International Buddhist College in Thailand
Curriculum is in english
http://ibc.ac.th/en/
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Re: Buddhist University Recommendations?

Postby Strive4Karuna » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:59 pm

cooran wrote:Do you mean Universities with Buddhist Studies?
For example:
http://web.international.ucla.edu/buddhist/

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No, I meant a Buddhist University where the only curriculum offered is the dhamma and meditation. Thank you for taking the time to answer.
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Re: Buddhist University Recommendations?

Postby Strive4Karuna » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:00 pm

pilgrim wrote:International Buddhist College in Thailand
Curriculum is in english
http://ibc.ac.th/en/


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Re: Buddhist University Recommendations?

Postby Feathers » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:15 pm

Hope this doesn't count as going offtopic, but would I be right in thinking that generally there aren't Buddhist universities/colleges in the way there are theological colleges for Christians or Madrasa (sp?) for Muslims? It seems to me you practice as a lay person, go to talks, and then take novice ordination or whatever?

If you wanted an academic degree (i.e. you need/want the credentials) then maybe doing a course in Buddhist studies, while deepening lay practice, would make sense? Apart from anything else, if you decided to stay a layperson, you'd still have a degree :-)
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Re: Buddhist University Recommendations?

Postby Jeffrey » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:21 am

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Re: Buddhist University Recommendations?

Postby James the Giant » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:12 pm

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahachul ... University
MCU in Bangkok. Fun city too.
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Re: Buddhist University Recommendations?

Postby Jeffrey » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:59 pm

http://www.tricycle.com/blog/bridging-gap

Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Nepal updates the age-old tradition of the scholar-practitioner
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