A yearlong program for practitioners who wish to locate their meditation practice within the complexities of a 2,500-year-old Buddhist tradition.
Are you drawn to fully immerse yourself in the historical and doctrinal aspects of the Buddhist tradition in a way that will transform your meditation practice and life?
Do you seek to recognize what has gone before, acknowledging our collective present-day limitations, while honoring the creative impulses that inspire us on our path to awakening?
Visiting and Remote Faculty
In 2017, we will once again be offering our well-received Nalanda Program. This will be a year-long program consisting of four 5-day intensives, which will be held in February, May, August, and October of 2017.
Continuity in between intensives will be provided through online video meetings. The intention is to provide a cohesive community of like-minded people who are in touch with one another for the entire yearly duration of the program.
The course will cover four modules of Early Buddhism, Mahayana and Indian Buddhism, East Asian and Tibetan Buddhism, and Buddhism in the West. It will consist of studying different traditional texts in their historical contexts, as well as exploring various practices from each Buddhist tradition. These studies will be grounded in how they can directly influence your spiritual practice.
This program is not intended for complete beginners; some degree of familiarity and enthusiasm for one or more traditions of Buddhism is highly recommended. Prerequisites for enrollment are fairly flexible but should include a combination of silent retreats and study programs.
2017 Program Dates
Remote Group meetings (required):
Module 1: Early Buddhism: Contexts and Inspirations
Module 2: Mahāyāna and Indian Buddhism: Continuities & Discontinuities
Module 3: East Asian Buddhisms: Adaptation and Reconfiguration
Module 4: Buddhisms in the West: Adaptation and Reconfiguration-Continued
Cancellation and Refunds
Applications for 2017 are now closed.
If you have further questions regarding the Nalanda program or this application, please contact Mu Soeng, the program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking the button below.