The Indian Buddhism Study Tour will offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience of Buddhism in its heartland. Students will learn more about Buddhism from an expert academic researcher and lecturer – in the heartland of Buddhism: India and Nepal. They can also receive credits for NTI’s Applied Buddhist Studies subject ‘Indian Buddhism’ for an NTI postgraduate qualification – Masters, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in Applied Buddhist Studies.
‘Indian Buddhism’ recounts the history of Buddhism in India, and covers the teachings and precepts of the different perspectives from the early beginnings, through to the early development of Mahayana Buddhism in India.
This subject provides a survey of the growth of Buddhism in South Asia from its origins in about the fifth century BCE through to the major developments in India and Sri Lanka, including the appearance of early Mahayana forms. It integrates developments in doctrine with relevant archaelogical and historical evidence from the field.