The Humanistic Buddhism Program at Nan Tien Institute—the first of its kind in Australasia—trains Buddhist religious professionals to cope with an increasingly dynamic and interdependent modern world.
The program draws on the strengths of NTI's unique resources in Applied Buddhist Studies, bringing a spirit of creativity and openness to the intellectual exploration of religious meaning.
You will study a range of subjects on Buddhist history, thought and praxis. Being very close to Nan Tien Temple, as a Buddhist Ministry student you will have an opportunity to experience and study this religious setting (in terms of social engagement, worship, and organisation) as an example to inspire further inquiries.
In addition, the course of study will prepare you across disciplines and beyond, with regular faculty members and visiting lecturers in a diverse range of specialties, not necessarily all in Buddhism.