Programs and Classes
Since its founding in 2009, MRC has offered a variety of programs, including the following:
- Intensive summer seminars for scholars and graduate students working with Sanskrit, Tibetan, Pāli, and Chinese texts, typically focused on a specific text.
- Courses in Sanskrit, research methodology, and Buddhist discourse.
- Symposia that bring together scholars in a leading field of study, such as Madhyamaka or Abhidharma, to discuss terminological issues and establish programs for future study.
- Conferences that address issues of fundamental concern in the field of Buddhist translation studies.
- Workshops on specific topics and themes.
- Lectures and panel discussions open to the public.
Scholars who have attended symposia at MRC have also given talks in the Mangalam Temple, a beautiful space that can seat close to 200 people. The city of Berkeley, an international center for study well-known for its openness to new ideas, is the ideal setting for such programs to unfold.
Winter 2013 Classes
Sanskrit (“Spring 2013b”)
Pāli Intensive Course by Ven. Bhikku Bodhi
March 25 – April 10
Panel Discussion. 1:30-3 PM
Workshop. Varieties of Meditation, 3:30-5:30 PM
Dharma Talk by Ven. Bhikku Bodhi
MONDAY, April 8, 2013
at the Mangalam Temple
Mangalam Research Center will offer two seven-week language intensives at its Berkeley location: one in Classical Tibetan and the other in Sanskrit. Both courses offer the equivalent of a first-year university-level course. Participants who complete the program may apply to continue in a Research Associate position during 2013-14.
This program will be led by Dr. Ligeia Lugli (biographical information to come). Enrollment is limited to 10 students. Click here for more information
This program will be led by Dr. Alberto Todeschini (biographical information to come). Enrollment is limited to 10 students.