Online Learning

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Buddhist Philosophy
Buddhist Philosophy courses are taught from a specific Tibetan text. Your course will be taught by a monastic instructor (Khenpo or Lopon) in Tibetan and translated into English by a skilled interpreter.
Depending upon your chosen format, each session includes a video lecture of the monastic instructor teaching, along with the English translation. Audio recordings for these lectures are also available in some formats. Often, supplementary materials are included, such as academic readings related to the topics covered in the video lectures and review classes created by our Western academic instructors to clarify, illustrate, or reiterate important points.
For each session, you can watch the video, or listen to the audio, then watch the review classes and read the supplementary material on the internet using Moodle , an open source e-learning environment. In the Interactive format, you'll have the opportunity to respond to weekly prompts designed to facilitate discussion of the course material between you and your fellow students. You'll also be able to ask questions of the course moderator and your fellow students in the discussion forums and via email.
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Himalayan Languages
Our courses in Himalayan Languages are designed to facilitate your efficient and thorough acquisition of the target language. Designed specifically for both scholars of Buddhist Studies and Buddhist practitioners alike, our courses are for those interested in reading and translating texts. Courses are taught using Western academic methodology, integrating technological resources and the support of native speakers.
Courses will be taught via Moodle, an open source e-learning environment. Depending on your chosen format, class sessions will include a short video lecture, visual lectures illustrating grammar points, and various web-based practice materials for vocabulary drilling and memorization.
In the Interactive format, you will complete homework assignments and quizzes each week graded by your course moderator. During the semester, your course may feature a collaborative translation assignment using the skills you have developed. You will be able to ask questions of the course moderator and your fellow students in the discussion forums and via email.
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Specialized Studies
Specialized Studies courses are theme-based courses that look at Buddhist traditions through a lens other than the philosophical, such as through history, anthropology, meditation, ritual, and art. These courses add important contextualization to the formal study of Buddhist philosophical texts. In most cases, courses are taught by Western academic professors in English.
Depending upon your chosen format, each session includes a video lecture by the Western instructor and academic readings related to the topics covered in those lectures. Some courses also include visual lectures created by our Western academic instructors to expand upon each topic, or clarify, illustrate, or reiterate important points in the course.
You can watch the video lectures, visual lectures, and then read the supplementary material for each session using Moodle , an open source e-learning environment. In the Interactive format, you'll have the opportunity to respond to weekly prompts designed to facilitate discussion of the course material between you and your fellow students. You'll also be able to ask questions of the course moderator and your fellow students in the forums, and via email.
Online Learning
New Course formats at lower prices!
Flexible: Fits into your own
schedule.
Questions? Experienced moderators
available with answers!
Affordable: 13 weeks of class -
Only $108
Summer Program
The Centre for Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce its 12th Summer Studies Program of intensive language training and Buddhist study courses for international students.
Come and study with us this Summer! The Program begins on June 10th and will run through August 7th, 2015.
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