Nan Tien Institute’s Applied Buddhist Studies (ABS) program is unique in its balance between the scholarly research of Buddhism and its application – Buddhist practice and experiential learning. NTI recognizes that both aspects are important and need to be well balanced and integrated for maximum effective learning.
Education is an essential part of a life-long quest for knowledge, skills and wisdom. This program not only provides practical and theoretical knowledge of a broad range of areas in Buddhism, but teaches the tools and skills to be able to develop knowledge and continue to grow spiritually, emotionally and professionally throughout life.
The program combines graduate-level seminars with extensive research projects in a range of areas, including history, philosophy and contemporary practice. ABS introduces the methods and skills involved in established academic research, and develops the ability to undertake independent research projects within the fields of health, business, education and religious studies, grounded in Buddhist values and wisdom.