2018 Language Programs & Classes

Summer Intensive Language Programs
This summer, Mangalam Research Center is offering eight-week intensive language programs in Classical Tibetan and Sanskrit. The program begins June 25, 2018 and concludes on August 17th. Application deadline: May 4, 2018.
Post-Baccalaureate Program
The year-long Post-Baccalaureate Program will begin with the summer language intensive in Classical Tibetan or Classical Sanskrit (listed above) and continues throughout 2018-19 with instruction at the intermediate level. Students will take a Buddhist studies course and Post-Baccalaureate seminar in addition to language courses. Program will begin June 25, 2018; application deadline: May 4, 2018.
Conferences, Workshops and Symposia
In 2017, the Summer Institute on Buddhism & Science brought together twenty leading scientists and scholars and twenty graduate students for a transdisciplinary exploration. Check back later for announcements for future seminars and institutes.
Special Interest (non-program) Classes
Stand-alone courses are open to anyone interested in learning about Buddhist languages or cultures. Classes generally meet once or twice per week for 8 weeks. Advanced registration is appreciated. Recent programs:

Mandala Training Program (Residential Work-Study Program)
Mandala Training Program
A 6-month residential work-study program

Applications Now Being Accepted!

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Past Programs

Since its founding in 2009, Mangalam Research Center has offered a wide variety of language programs and other events. These include intensive summer seminars working with Sanskrit, Tibetan, Pāli, and Chinese texts; courses in canonical languages, research methodology, and Buddhist discourse; symposia, conferences and workshops; and public panel discussions. Dharma talks and chants have also been offered in the Mangalam Temple, a beautiful space that can seat up to 200 people.

Full videos of many of these events are available for streaming on the Mangalam Research Center website.

For a complete list of past programs, visit our program archives page.