Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Studies, with Himalayan Language

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Did you know that the Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute offers a four-year program in Buddhist Studies with Himalayan Language, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts?

The courses in the BA program fall within two main areas of study: Buddhist Philosophy, History, and Culture, and Himalayan Language. For the BA degree, approximately two thirds of the courses concern Buddhist philosophy, while the remaining third are courses in Himalayan languages such as Tibetan, Sanskrit, and Nepali. Students can choose to emphasize philosophy over language or vice versa.

By the end of the BA program, successful students will have developed a broad knowledge of the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tradition and its historical and philosophical development, and a deep knowledge of the Tibetan approach to Buddhist philosophical study. In terms of language ability, depending on the emphasis placed by each student, he or she will be conversant in modern Tibetan and Nepali, able to read classical Tibetan and Sanskrit, and able to follow teachings directly in Tibetan, or possess some combination of these skills.

Applications are open — apply now and start in Fall 2014.

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Other programs available:

Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies

Master of Arts in Translation, Textual Interpretation, and Philology

Summer Intensives in Classical or Colloquial Tibetan, Sanskrit, Nepali, or Buddhist Studies

Translator Training Program

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