2024-25 programme is now open for applications.
(Deadline of first round: 29 February 2024)
Buddhist Studies is an emerging interdisciplinary field of study in our contemporary world. It becomes an important subset of religious studies. To promote this important field of Buddhist studies, the Graduate Division of Religious Studies of the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies (CRS) and the Center for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism (CSHB) launches a new programme of “Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies”. The programme promotes an understanding of the Mahāyāna Buddhism in its historical context and teachings and thoughts of its different schools. It also emphasizes a depth and breadth of understanding and a life-long learning of the Buddhist tradition.
The programme aims at providing students a systematic and comprehensive training on Buddhist Studies at postgraduate level. In addition to a historical study of the tradition, the programme will also engage students in a discussion of contemporary social issues. The programme adopts a multi-disciplinary approach that studies the Buddhist tradition from textual, philosophical, historical and ethical perspectives. The programme also strives to promote Buddhist studies on Humanistic Buddhism and to nurture Buddhist talents.
Our motto: Seeing humanity with compassion and wisdom
Prof. Chen Chien-huang 陳劍鍠教授
Prof. Chen Kai Yu (Venerable Huei Kai) 慧開法師教授
Prof. Douglas Gildow 究道格教授
Prof. Kim Minku 金玟求教授
Prof. John Lagerwey 勞格文教授
Prof. Tam Wai Lun 譚偉倫教授
Dr. Xueyu 學愚博士
Prof. Yao Zhi-hua 姚治華教授
Dr. Sik Fa Ren 釋法忍博士
Ven. Miao Fan 釋妙凡法師
Ven. Yong Fu 釋永富法師
Dr. Tong Sau Lin 唐秀連博士
(The teaching staffs are listed in alphabetical order. Other teaching staff will be appointed.)