List of Buddhist universities and colleges

Below are links to the list of Buddhist universities and colleges in the world.

In Asia


  • Preah Sihamoni Raja Buddhist University
  • Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University


  • The Buddhist Academy of China
  • Buddhist College of Minnan, Xiamen
  • Tibetan Buddhism University (Lhasa)



  • Kertarajasa Buddhist College
  • Bodhi Dharma Buddhist College
  • Nalanda Buddhist College
  • Syailendra Buddhist College
  • Smaratungga Buddhist College
  • Jinarakkhita Buddhist College
  • Dutavira Buddhist College
  • Mahā Prajñā Buddhist College
  • Dharmavidya Buddhist College
  • Sriwijaya Buddhist State College [4]






  • Zanabazar Buddhist University
  • Dashi Choiling College


  • International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University, Yangon
  • State Pariyatti Sasana University, Yangon
  • State Pariyatti Sasana University, Mandalay
  • Sitagu International Buddhist Academy
  • Sītagū Buddhist University, Thanlyin
  • Sitagu Buddhist University (Kyunhla)
  • Buddhist University, Yangon (YBU)
  • Buddhist University, Mandalay (MBU)
  • Pantapwinttaung Buddhist Missionary University (PBMU), Taikkyi, Yangon, Myanmar
  • Htarwal Buddhist College
  • Ohntaw Buddhist College
  • Thabawadhamma Buddhist College
  • Ratanaraungmyay Buddhist College
  • Javanaacademy, Kyaiklat, Ayeyawaddy
  • Shan state Buddhist University,Taunggyi
  • University of Global Peace, Patheingyi, Mandalay
  • Ramannyarattha Buddhist University, Mawlamyine
  • Dhammaduta Buddhist University, Bago
  • Dhammadhara College, Mandalay
  • Dhammaduta Chekinda University,Yangon, [Myanmar]


in Myanmar Dhammaduta Buddhist University, Bago Central Department of Buddhist Studies, Tribhuvan University, Nepal



Sri Lanka




  • Vietnam Buddhist University(Phu Nhuan)
  • Vietnam Buddhist UniversityHa Noi
  • Hong Duc Temple
  • Vietnam Buddhist Research Institute Ho Chi Minh City College for Buddhist Studies
  • Thien Minh Temple
  • Hanoi College for Buddhist Studies
  • Hue College for Buddhist Studies
  • Can Tho College for Buddhist Studies Chua Buu An
  • Lam Dong College for Buddhist Studies Linh Son Temple
  • Ba Ria – Vung Tau College for Buddhist Studies Dai Tong Lam Monastery
  • Bac Lieu College for Buddhist Studies
  • Advanced School for Dharma Dissemination Hoa Khanh Temple
  • Khmer Theravada Academy for Buddhist Studies Pôthisomrôn Temple
  • National Council for Monastic Education




Moonlight International Academy, Montague, Prince Edward Island[1]


  • Buddha Dhamma Chile Center[2]



United States of America

See also


  1. ^ "Who We Are". Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society.
  2. ^ "Buddha Dhamma Chile: ¿Quienes somos?" (in Spanish).

External links

Buddhist-Christian Studies

Buddhist-Christian Studies is an academic journal covering the historical and contemporary interrelationships between Buddhism and Christianity. It includes articles, conference reports, book reviews, and sections on comparative methodology and historical comparisons, as well as ongoing discussions from two dialogue conferences: the Theological Encounter with Buddhism, and the Japan Society for Buddhist–Christian Studies. Since 1987 it has served as the official journal of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, a member of the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion.

Buddhist-Christian Studies appears annually before the November meeting of the American Academy of Religion. From 1987 through 1998 the cover listed contents in both Japanese and English. The first electronic edition appeared in 2000 on Project MUSE. Back volumes up to three years behind the current volume are available in the JSTOR electronic archive. The current editors are Carol Anderson and Thomas Cattoi

Buddhist Institute

Buddhist Institute may refer to:

Buddhist Institute, Cambodia

Karmapa International Buddhist Institute

Institute of Buddhist Studies

Malaysian Buddhist Institute

Nalanda Buddhist Institute, Bhutan

Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies

Central Institute of Buddhist Studies

International Buddhist Academy

Larung Gar Buddhist Academy

Soka Gakkai Italian Buddhist Institute

Barua Buddhist Institutes in India and Bangladesh

Buddhist Studies Review

Buddhist Studies Review is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Equinox on behalf of the UK Association for Buddhist Studies. It was founded in 1983 by Russell Webb and Sara Boin-Webb. The UK Association for Buddhist Studies was established in 1996 and took over publication of Buddhist Studies Review two years later. The journal publishes articles on any aspect of Buddhism. It covers the different cultural areas where Buddhism exists or has existed (in Central, East, South, and Southeast Asia), historical and contemporary aspects (including developments in "Western" Buddhism), theoretical, practical and methodological issues, textual, linguistic, archaeological and art-historical studies, and different disciplinary approaches to the subject (e.g. archaeology, art history, anthropology, Asian studies, comparative religion, law, oriental studies, philosophy, philology, psychology, religious studies, and theology).

Buddhist studies

Buddhist studies, also known as Buddhology, is the academic study of Buddhism. The term Buddhology was coined in the early 20th-century by Estlin Carpenter – a Unitarian minister, to mean the "study of Buddhahood, the nature of the Buddha, and doctrines of a Buddha", but the terms Buddhology and Buddhist studies are generally synonymous in the contemporary context. According to William M. Johnston, in some specific contexts, Buddhology may be viewed as a subset of Buddhist studies, with a focus on Buddhist hermeneutics, exegesis, ontology and Buddha's attributes. Scholars of Buddhist studies focus on the history, culture, archaeology, arts, philology, anthropology, sociology, theology, philosophy, practices, interreligious comparative studies and other subjects related to Buddhism.In contrast to the study of Judaism or Christianity, the field of Buddhist studies has been dominated by "outsiders" to Buddhist cultures and traditions. However, Japanese universities have also made major contributions, as have Asian immigrants to Western countries, and Western converts to Buddhism.

Buddhist universities and colleges in the United States

There are several Buddhist universities in the United States. Some of these have existed for decades and are accredited. Others are relatively new and are either in the process of being accredited or else have no formal accreditation. The list includes:

Dhammakaya Open University – located in Azusa, California, part of the Thai Wat Phra Dhammakaya

Dharmakirti College – located in Tucson, Arizona Now called Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute (

Dharma Realm Buddhist University – located in Ukiah, California

Ewam Buddhist Institute – located in Arlee, Montana

Naropa University is located in Boulder, Colorado (Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission)

Institute of Buddhist Studies – located in Berkeley, California

Maitripa College – located in Portland, Oregon

Soka University of America – located in Aliso Viejo, California

University of the West – located in Rosemead, California

Won Institute of Graduate Studies – located in Glenside, Pennsylvania

List of modern scholars in Buddhist studies

Notable modern scholars in Buddhist studies

Eugène Burnouf (1801–1852)

Viggo Fausböll (1821–1908)

Robert Caesar Childers (1838–1876)

T.W. Rhys Davids (1843–1922)

Nanjo Bunyu (1849-1927)

Hermann Oldenberg (1854–1920)

Wilhelm Geiger (1856–1943)

C.A.F. Rhys Davids (1857–1942)

Robert Chalmers (1858–1938)

Takakusu Junjirō (1866–1945)

D.T. Suzuki (1870–1966)

Masaharu Anesaki (1873–1949)

A. K. Coomaraswamy (1877–1947)

A. P. Buddhadatta Mahathera (1887–1962)

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891–1956)

Gunapala Piyasena Malalasekera (1899–1973)

Edward Conze (1904–1979)

Sangharakshita (1925–2018)

Steven Heine (b. 1950)

Victor Sogen Hori

David Komito

Jan Nattier

John Crook (1930–2011)

Robert Thurman (b. 1941)

Bernard Faure (b. 1948)

Benimadhab Barua (1888–1948)

Donald S. Lopez Jr. (b. 1952)

Damien Keown (b. 1951)

Masatoshi Ueki (b. 1951)

Er.pabbajjoravitipalivijjamuniyo (b. 1972)

P.Lakshmi narasu


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