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Sangha Educational Study Tour Series -- East Coast, USA 

Embark on a transformative journey with the "Sangha Education East Coast Higher Educational Institutions

Study Tour" from April 28 to May 10, 2024. Immerse yourself in the academic atmosphere having dialogues

with Buddhist scholars at Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Smith College, Brown, Yale, Colombia and

Princeton University, and the United Nations. 

 

Venture into spiritual realms by visiting the Peace House, Cambridge Zen Center, Providence Zen Center,

Barre Buddhist Center, and other sites.

 

Join us for an enriching and diverse experience in the realm of Sangha education and Eastern spiritual

exploration. Deadline: Feb 29th, 2014.

 

Program Overview and Mission

Program Overview:

Our program is dedicated to nurturing young monastics, providing them with a transformative journey to

expand their international vision. Through our tour, we aim to guide them in exploring advanced higher

education, with a particular focus on facilitating their application process to advanced institutions of higher

education.

Our program adopts a comprehensive academic approach, fostering intellectual growth and development.

As part of our mission, we strive to equip the individuals with the skills and knowledge to effectively spread

the Dharma globally.

 

Mission:

Our mission is to empower and cultivate the next generation of monastics by broadening their horizons and

facilitating their engagement with international perspectives. We are committed to guiding them through

advanced education opportunities, specifically assisting in their applications to renowned higher educational institutions. By emphasizing a holistic academic approach, we aim to not only enhance their individual growth but also to prepare them for a meaningful contribution to the global propagation of the Dharma.

Student Requirements:

 

- Proficiency in English

- Age between 18 and 50

- Deep understanding of Buddhism

- Dedication to Buddhist principles and teamwork

- Full commitment to participating in the entire program

- Capability to obtain a US Visa

- Financial capacity to cover the program costs

Tentative Itinerary:

4/25 - 4/27            Havard Daoist Conference (optional)

4/28       Sun         Check-in to AirB&B at Cambridge

4/29       Mon         Harvard University

4/30       Tue          MIT (Media Lab)

5/01       Wed         Boston University

5/02       Thr           Barre Buddhist Center

5/03       Fri            Smith College, Five Colleges

5/04       Sat           Cambridge Zen Center/Peace House/ Insight Meditation

5/05       Sun          Providence Zen Center

5/06       Mon          Brown University

5/07       Tue           Yale University

5/08       Wed          Princeton University

5/09       Thr            Columbia University

5/10        Fri            United Nations

​Cost  

*Our program operates on a volunteer basis, with no compensation for both volunteers and organizers. Our mission is to offer young monastics an opportunity to witness the landscape of Buddhism in the West society and advanced higher education institutions. 

 

*The cost is kept minimal, therefore each participant, Once accepted, the participant has to pay $2000 USD, to cover 12 nights of airB&B/hotel accommodations and transportation (including buses and Uber) during the program. This amount of payment does NOT include food, airline ticket, visa fee and travel/medical insurance.

 

*Food expenses will be divided and paid upon each meal by the participants during the activities.

 

2024年木魚計劃”僧伽教育”美東參學之旅

 

~【宗旨】~培養佛教僧團青年全球弘法能力,開拓國際視野,為進修西方高等教育作準備。

 

~【活動內容】~兩週內

1、參訪美國東部常春藤大學-哈佛大學、麻省理工學院、波士頓大學、史密斯大學、布朗大學、耶魯大學、普林斯頓大學、哥倫比亞大學,與該校佛學教授進行對話,並了解該校佛學科系、課程。

2、參學當地代表性的美傳佛教中心- Barre Center, Cambridge Zen Center, Peace House, Providence Zen Center. 

3、最後一天 參觀聯合國。

 

~【報名資格】~20名額

1. 四眾佛弟子(錄取率 僧多俗少)有正念、道心、發願作國際弘法,有團隊合群,不脫隊者

2. 年齡 50歲以下(原則上以培養青年才俊為主,但不排除有影響力的僧眾)

3. 可以用英語溝通者 

 

~【費用】~說明:此項活動由依法法師與義工團隊發心義務不取工資報酬籌劃辦理,尤其有待木魚計劃創辦人依法法師這幾十年在西方學術界的關係取得在各大學的聯繫。

 

1、自付自理簽證費用、到達波士頓報到地點的機票(*錄取者可由哈佛大學神學院BMI與木魚基金會發美國簽證邀請函)

2、自付伙食費用,早晚餐自理,午餐合吃時各自分擔(或有人供齋亦行)

3、報名錄取後出發前請交美金$2000元,作為12夜住宿與團體行動交通(巴士、uber)費用。

 

~【行程】~

4/28 週日 報到

4/29 週一 哈佛大學:由「哈佛神學院佛教傳教師項目 BMI 」Dr. Monica Sanford 籌劃,一天的介紹該校的佛學相關科目。(佛學教授 James Robson, Janet Gyatso, Charles Hallisey)

 

4/30 週二 麻省理工學院 MediaLab —佛教在AI下的未來

 

5/1 週三 波士頓大學 (佛學教授 April Hughs) 

 

5/2 週四 Barre Center 美傳佛教中心

 

5/3 週五 史密斯大學等五所大學(以史密斯為主)

 

5/4 週六 美傳佛教中心-劍橋禪修中心 和平精舍

 

5/5 週日 美傳佛教普羅維登斯禪修中心

 

5/6 週一 布朗大學(佛學教授 Jason Protass) 

 

5/7 週二 耶魯大學(佛學教授 Eric Greene, Hwansoo Kim) 會見協助籌劃的校長室校務卿/東亞事務主任Fawn Wang 

 

5/8 週三 普林斯頓大學(佛學教授 

Stephen Teiser, Jacqueline Stone)

 

5/9 週四 哥倫比亞大學(佛學教授 Michael Como, Bernard Faure, Zhaohua Yang)

 

5/10 週五 聯合國總部 

 

5/10 週五晚上在紐約結營 各自安排

 

注:

1. 活動前正逢4/25~27 日,「哈佛道教學術會議」,如有興趣可提早前來自由參加

2. 主要行程不變,然而所要會面的教授學者會因他們個人行程會決定能否見面。

 

報名連結:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfiFIfwwns2Rm_vfKRq_rqwGfLOU4LVUwIxUZiR2Lgv7gtmMg/viewform

英文網頁資訊:https://www.woodenfish.org/sangha-tour

聯繫電郵:sanghaforum1@gmail.com

 

 

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