Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies

Upon completion of the program, graduates will recieve a Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies from Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University.

Required Courses:

History of Theravada Buddhism
Meditation (Satipatthana, Vipassana)
Philosophy (Abudhamma)
History of Mahayana Buddhism
Meditation (Zen)
Philosophy (Madhyamaka, Yogacara)
History of Tibetan Buddhism
Meditation (Lojong)
Philosophy (Tantric)
Other Required Activities:

Community Activities (50 hours/Semester)
1 Month Retreat

Major Courses:

(Theravada) Pali Cannon – Suttas
(Theravada) Vinayana
(Theravada) Dhammapada
(Theravada) Theravada Ceremonies
(Mahayana) Lotus Sutra
(Mahayana) Diamond Sutra
(Mahayana) Zen Koans – The Gateless Gate
(Mahayana) Mahayana Ceremonies
(Tibetan) 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva
(Tibetan) Tibetan Tantric Texts
(Tibetan) Tibetan Buddhist Meathods for Living and Dying
(Tibetan) Tibetan Ceremonies

Elective Courses:

Buddhism and Social Development
Buddhist Art and Symbology
Buddhism and Ecology
Buddhism and Economics
Buddhist Ethics
Buddhist Psychology
Buddhism and Education
Buddhism and Modern Sciences
Dharma Communication
Duration of the program

The program is designed as a two year course (four semesters), but students are permitted to take up to ten semesters.

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