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Nalanda Program Session 2: Mahayana and Indian Buddhism
Dates: May 05, 2017 - May 10, 2017
Days: Fri - Wed (5 Nights)

Instructor(s): Mu Soeng, Brian Lesage, William Edelglass

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The year-long Nalanda program will offer four residential modules covering Early Buddhism, Mahayana and Indian Buddhism, East Asian and Tibetan Buddhism, and Buddhism in the West. We will study different traditional texts in their historical contexts, as well as explore various practices from each Buddhist tradition. Our studies will be grounded in developing our spiritual practice.  Continuity in between intensives will be provided through online video meetings. 

For a full program description, please visit our Nalanda Page.

Enrollment is by application only.  Course is currently full. To apply for the waitlist please click here and scroll to the bottom.  
  • Mu Soeng is Scholar Emeritus at BCBS. He trained in the (Korean) Zen tradition and was a monk for eleven years. He is the author of Thousand Peaks: Korean Zen (Tradition and Teachers); The Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way We Perceive the World; Trust in Mind: The Rebellion of Chinese Zen; The Heart of the Universe: Exploring the Heart Sutra, and co-author of Older and Wiser: Classical Buddhist Teachings on Aging, Sickness, and Death.

  • William Edelglass is Director of Studies at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.  He is a scholar who has practiced in several Buddhist traditions.  In addition to teaching at dharma centers, William was a college professor for two decades, taught in a federal prison in New York, as a wilderness guide for many years, and at the Institute for Buddhist Dialectics, in Dharamsala, India.