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Dharma Realm Buddhist University MA in Buddhist Classics
Dharma Realm Buddhist University

MA in Buddhist Classics

Ukiah, USA

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Sep 2023

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The Master of Arts program in Buddhist Classics provides an understanding and appreciation of Buddhism through close reading and careful analysis of its primary sources: sūtras/suttas, Abhidharma and śāstras, and śīla texts. It is designed to expose students to the Buddhist philosophical tradition's key ideas and issues as conveyed through its rich and diverse collected works.

The integrated curriculum consists of six core seminars spread out over a two-year course of study focusing on major and minor works covering the wide range of genres, styles, practices, and forms that make up the Buddhist experience. This core is complemented by five courses on hermeneutics, comparative and Buddhist, which examine methods and theories of interpretation, and a language study component based on the idea that grasping the meaning of a text is enhanced by reading it in its original language.

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