Naropa University

Indo-Tibetan Buddhism


2130 Arapahoe Avenue

Boulder, CO 80302

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism surveys Indian and Tibetan Buddhism with an emphasis on textual and meditative lineage's, integrating study and practice. Faculty includes western trained academics and acharyas (master teachers) steeped in Tibetan Buddhist practice as well as English-speaking Tibetan lamas extensively trained in their own traditions. T he Master of Arts degrees in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with Language span two years involving the broad, in-depth study of Buddhism as a spiritual, theological and cultural tradition. Course work emphasizes Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, with opportunities to study Sanskrit and Tibetan. Selective attention is also given to Buddhism in Southeast and East Asia, and the contemporary West. The approach of these programs is nonsectarian, scholarly and critical, relying on the best of contemporary Western and traditional Buddhist scholarship. At the same time, they are also informed and nourished by students’ “hands-on” exploration of the major Buddhist meditative traditions and by contact with the living lineages of Asian and Western teachers. Students choose between the History of Religions or the Tibetan Tradition sequence of Buddhist Studies courses.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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