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Subject: English-language Buddhist Studies in Thailand?
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: gserrino-ga
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Posted: 11 May 2002 10:11 PDT
Expires: 18 May 2002 10:11 PDT
Question ID: 15236
Do any Thai universities or other organizations offer classes in
Buddhist Studies taught in English?
Subject: Re: English-language Buddhist Studies in Thailand?
Answered By: penguin-ga on 11 May 2002 15:05 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi gserrino!

Chiang Mai University offers a course called Thai and Local Culture
which includes a lecture on Buddhism by an English speaking Buddhist
Monk. “The language used on the course is English. All lecturers are
proficient speakers of English. On cultural visits to places where
there is no English speaker, e.g. visits to handicraft workshops, a
bilingual 'guide' accompanies the group. Thus the course offers the
opportunity for students to practice their English speaking skills,
albeit in a non-native speaking environment.”

In India, you can take courses from Antioch College Program for
Buddhist Studies located at Bodh Gaya, the site of Buddha's
enlightenment. English is the language of instruction.
Courses include: history of Buddhism, Buddhist philosophy,
anthropology, meditation traditions, Hindi and Tibetan language, and
field studies.

You can take course on Buddhism and Thai Society at Khon Kaen
University in Isaan, Thailand through Northern Illinois University.
The courses in this program include environment and development
studies, Thai language, Thai politics, culture, and literature,
Buddhism,  internship, and independent study.   The full program
details are located on-line
and the address is below. 
Northern Illinois University Study Abroad Office
Williston Hall 417
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854

Thammasat University in Bangkok offers both degree and non-degree
programs in English.  A course called Buddhist Institutions offers
instruction for “systematic description and analysis of ecclesiastical
institutions (monasteries, temples, sects); lay associations and
religious enterprises, their internal structure, their operations, and
their functions in society, in particular, the Thai society.”

Additional Websites that may interest you: 

Here is BuddhaNet. This is an electronic resource for Buddhist Studies
to get you started.
“Buddhist Studies for Primary and Secondary Students”

Buddhist Academies in Thaiwan

Assumption University

Search Terms Used: 
Buddhism University "in English"

Buddhism Thai Classes taught English
I hope this helps!

gserrino-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks once again for you help researching this topic. Best Regards, Gary

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