Completed Projects 

International Symposium on Humanistic Buddhism

The Covid-19 Pandemic has presented the world with challenges that have spread across all sectors of life, including our economy, physical and mental health, environment, and social life. Despite this being a major crisis and disruption to our daily lives, Nan Tien Institute has viewed the pandemic as a means to assist its community through a humanistic approach.

Leading international Buddhist Studies scholar Emeritus Professor Lewis Lancaster and Australia’s top social researcher Hugh Mackay are the Symposium’s keynote speakers. The topic of their dialogue is Never Waste a Crisis: a human response to disruption. Topical issues are discussed across six diverse panels.

Community Engagement at Nan Tien Institute

Buddha’s Birthday Education Project

The Buddha’s Birthday Education Project (BBEP) invites you to explore the story of The Buddha. Starting with his legendary birth and selfless life, join the magnificent voyage of a legacy which spanned eras and crossed continents throughout history. See how the original intents and philosophies of The Buddha continue that voyage today and witness the vitality, joy and wisdom of an ancient teaching coming alive in our modern world.

Applied Research Projects

The Bibliography Visualiser Project

The NTI Visualiser spurned from the first thematic academic bibliography on Humanistic Buddhism. The idea of allowing researchers to not only build their own bibliography, but further explore and quickly grasp its content was an attempt to allow a more dynamic approach to the Humanistic Buddhism Bibliography’s content.

Applied Research Projects

NTI Ethos Project

The intention of this resource is to identify the pathways to integrate the Buddhist ethics positioning (called Buddhist Ethos), of NTI, into the Institute’s day to day life and operations. It can also be used as a framework for other organisations seeking to integrate Buddhist ethics into their workplaces and projects. 



Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is a private, not for profit, government accredited higher education provider offering studies in the areas of Buddhist studies, health and wellbeing, within an environment that incorporates contemplative education.

NTI offers postgraduate programs in Applied Buddhist Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, Humanistic Buddhism, and Mental Health as well as customised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs and special interest subjects across the areas of meditation, mindfulness and health.

Offering a high degree of flexibility, our courses can be studied online or on campus, full or part-time. Our courses are designed for health and wellness professionals, counsellors, educators, and other leaders who are balancing a work schedule and already have an undergraduate degree. Enrol now or at a time that suits you.