Applied Research Projects 

The Humanistic Buddhism Centre (HBC) continues to be a pioneer in research and development on Humanistic Buddhism in Australia with the help of partnerships and volunteers from around the world.   

Applied Research Project

The Journal Translation Project

This journal is the result of a unique project involving more than 30 volunteers in 7 countries. The Global Humanistic Buddhism Journal Translation Project’s worldwide team​ ​worked collaboratively using an internet-based translation portal developed specifically for the project.

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

Buddhism in the Sea of Islands Project

The objective of this project is to examine Buddhism in Pacific contexts and explore the transnational flow and counterflow of Buddhism and interactions between immigrants and the indigenous people, both in historical and contemporary societies in the region.

Applied Research Projects

NTI Ethos Project

The intention of this research 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.



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