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"I don't think one can receive this experience anywhere else." -Conan Cheong, Wesleyan University
This program weaves together the diverse resources of Bodh Gaya into a fall semester of study emphasizing a comparative approach to both theory and practice. At the heart of the Buddhist Studies in India program is the desire to allow students to explore this subject from as many different points of view as possible. Western academic models are systematically used in the core courses, while Buddhist philosophies are tested in the Meditation Traditions course.CurriculumStudents enroll in 3 or 4 courses (4 semester credits each), which will be taught by Antioch faculty with guest lectures given by monks from local temples:Required Courses RELS 350 Buddhist Meditation Traditions BUDI 396 Independent Study: Selected TopicsCore Courses PHIL 318 Buddhist Philosophy ANTH 330 Contemporary Buddhist Culture HIST 320 History of South Asian BuddhismLanguage Courses LLCH 158 Beginning Hindi Language LLCT 159 Beginning Tibetan LanguageAccommodations and MealsLodging and vegetarian meals will be provided at the guest house within the compound of the Burmese Vihar (monastery). Living within a Buddhist monastery, following a rigorous daily schedule and the five basic Buddhist ethical precepts, creates a nourishing environment for study and practice. While residing at the Vihar, it will be necessary for students to follow the five basic Buddhist precepts: To abstain from taking life. To abstain from theft. To abstain from sexual misconduct. To abstain from lying. To abstain from intoxicants.Schedule and Daily Life
The program begins with a three-day program orientation in London. The group will then spend three days in Delhi for further orientation before proceeding to Bodh Gaya.
Classes are held for nine weeks, followed by the three-week independent study period, which may include independent travel to other areas of India, and a final week in Bodh Gaya.
5:30 am – Meditation6:30 am – Breakfast7:30 am – Language Classes8:30 am – Class Period10:00 am – Tea10:30 am – Class Period12:00 pm – Language Practice1:00 pm – Lunch4:00 pm – Tea5:00 pm – Meditation6:30 pm – Dinner
This schedule is followed Monday through Friday. Language classes meet daily, while Philosophy, History, and Anthropology meet three times each week. During the weekends we continue with meditation practice and also have occasional field trips to sites of interest.
For more details regarding Antioch's Buddhist Studies in India program, please visit our website and contact us: www.antioch.edu/indiaTo see the program's Flickr photo gallery, click here!