Subjects: Core courses, language classes, Meditation Traditions and Field Research: Selected Topics. Emphasis is placed on a comparative approach to both theory and practice.
Prerequisites: 2.7 GPA; junior-level standing
Length: Fall term
Credit: 16 semester hours of credit = 4.0 Albion College units.
Housing: Lodging and vegetarian meals will be provided at the guesthouse within the compound of the Burmese Vihar (monastery).
Costs not covered by Albion: Trans-Atlantic travel to/from program, Misc. (Passport, books, backpack), Overseas Funds.
Comments: In Bodh Gaya, ancient and contemporary Buddhism intermingle, and abstract philosophies take on a human dimension. It was here under the Bodhi tree that the prince-ascetic Gotama became the fully enlightened Buddha.