Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

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

 

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

The collection of Prof. Mukherjee articles in honor of his visit to Taiwan:

- Attā, Nirattā, and anattā in the early Buddhist literature;

- The Riddle of the First Buddhist Council - A Retrospection;

- A Pre-Buddhist Medition System and its Early Modifications by Gotama the Boddhisattva(1); 

- A Pre-Buddhist Meditation System and its Early Modifications by Gotama the Bodhisattva(Ⅱ);

- Buddha's Humanism -- Ideal means to desired goals;

- Gotama Becomes the Buddha--Reconstruction of the Nikāya Account of the Path;

- On the Earliest Path to the tathāgatahood: A study in Nikāya traditions;

- Gotama becomes the Buddha--An Analysis of the Nikāya Tradition.

This website serves the constituency of scholars engaged in the study of Theravada Buddhism. It provides information on research findings, teaching materials, bibliographies, audio-visual resources and offers opportunities in to engage in scholarly discussion.

It is intended to share with the general public some of the activities undertaken by the Theravāda Civilizations Project which has been developed by Juliane Schober at Arizona State University and Steven Collins at the University of Chicago with generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation and its Asia Responsive Grants Initiative.

The project supports collaborative exchanges among scholars based in the US, Canada, Britain, and Southeast Asia with the aim to undertake a thematic study of Theravāda civilizations in South and Southeast Asia. Begun in 2011, the project facilitates conferences (Toronto, 2012, Arizona 2013, and Chiang Mai in 2014); workshops for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers; and the publication of edited research collections. The work of project scholars draws on approaches from the humanities and social sciences, including history, anthropology, ethnography and textual studies of Pali and vernacular literatures.

In order to bring the transdisciplinary study of Theravada civilizations to a broader community of scholars, the Theravada Civilizations Project initiated a professional group, the Theravada Studies Group (TSG), affiliated with the Association for Asian Studies.

A scholarly examination of the transmission of Theravada Buddhist teachings from the Burmese lineage of the Mahasi Sayadaw to the rapidly growing community of Vipassana practitioners in the U.S.A.

Measureless Mind is dedicated to everyone who draws inspiration from the discourses collected in the Pāli Nikāyas and who is motivated to practice the Buddhadhamma and live their lives in accord with these teachings.

Michigan

This document provides information regarding graduate studies programs in the field of Asian philosophy and religion (including Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism or Taoism), housed by several dozen educational institutions worldwide.

Totnes

Many people find it hard to cope with the stress and issues of daily life. The online Mindfulness Training Course (MTC) offers a full range of practical teachings and exercises.

Based on the Buddha’s teachings, MTC shows the immense value of mindfulness as a tool for reduction of stress, inner peace and cultivation of a wise approach to challenging circumstances.

With the course addressing such areas as ethics, meditation, communication and freedom, participants can benefit directly by joining the 13 week course with a personal mentor.

Heidelberg

It welcomes scholarly contributions pertaining to all facets of Buddhist Studies.

The JIABS is published twice yearly, in summer and winter.