Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Bargaon
Bihar

Research Institute in Pali and Buddhist literature called Nava Nalanda Mahavihara. It is not for the Indians only, but for students from all over the world in general, and from Southeast Asian countries in particular. The founder of this Institute is the Venerable J. Kashyap. There were some other stalwarts who conceived the idea of reviving the past glories of Ancient Nalanda University, and their efforts have resulted in the establishment of the only Institute catering largely to students interested in Pali and Buddhist Philosophy. The late Dr. Rajendra Prasad, former President of India, laid the foundation stone of the present Institute building on the 20th November, 1951, and this Research Institute was formally inaugurated by Dr. S. Radhadrishnan, the then Vice-President of India, on the 20th March, 1956.

See also:

http://www.dharmasite.net/vbs63-64/63_12.htm

Kolkata
West Bengal

University of Calcutta as being the first University in India has introduced Pali as an independent subject at the Post–graduate level, and the Department of Pali was established in the year of 1907.The Department was set up in an organized form in 1917.

Delhi

The Department of Buddhist Studies was established in 1957 as follow up to the action initiated by the Government of India on the occasion of the celebration of 2500 years of Buddhism on 24 May 1956. This department, the first of its kind in India, was established with the primary objective of conducting research at the advanced level in various subjects related to Buddhist Studies. As part of this initiative, a Chair of Buddhist Studies was created. Professor P.V. Bapat, a scholar of international repute, was the first scholar to occupy this chair.

Offers courses:
-    Ph.D. Buddhist Studies
-    M.Phil. Buddhist Studies
-    M.A. Buddhist Studies
-    Diploma in Pali Language & Literature
-    Diploma in Tibetan Language & Literature
-    Certificate Course in Pali Language & Literature
-    Certificate Course in Tibetan Language & Literature

 

An Introductory Reader and Grammar By Rune E. A. Johansson.

Pali is one of the Middle Indian idioms and the classical language of Theravada Buddhism. It is therefore important both to linguists and students of Buddhism. This introductory book centres on a collection of original texts, each selected as an especially important and beautiful formulation of a Buddhist idea. By means of a vocabulary, translation and commentary, each text is explained so concretely that it can be read with little preparation. Detailed explanations are provided for the many technical terms, which have frustrated so many western explorers of Buddhism. For reference, a grammar is provided. Sanskrit parallels to many of the words are given, as well as a special chapter comparing the two languages.

Dhamma Talks delivered by Late Ven. Amatha Gavesi Thera of Sri Lanka during meditation retreats in Singapore in 1992.

See also: http://www.oocities.com/venamathagavesi/talks.htm

 

Redwood City
CA

This course is based on Gil Fronsdal’s six-week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation class. It’s supplemented with written material, exercises and reflections for bringing the practice into daily life.

  • 5 weeks of personal support is offered by various teachers either by email, or at pre-arranged times, using Phone, Skype or Google Talk.  (Gil does not offer any personal support.)
  • The course material is not live, so it can be done at any time during the day.
  • The course may also be Audited without personal teacher support.

A series of maps illustrating points of interest in the Life of the Buddha, the surroundings he taught in, and the development of Buddhism throughout Asia.

Classic text by Henry Steel Olcott updated for the modern reader.

This site focuses on the richness of the Thai Wilderness Tradition of Buddhism, with the aim of presenting some of the foundational influences of the tradition, along with lesser known dimensions of the characters, teachings, stories and lives of some of the greatest saints of modern times.

Thai Forest Buddhism subreddit.