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This past four months, OBU has added no new courses or bibliographies to the site. The first third of 2022 has, however, seen:
The end of the summer’s rains retreat is traditionally when Buddhist monks would begin to tour the countryside, following the Buddha’s instruction to “wander […] out of compassion for the world” (Kd 1:8).
This month, we’ve added a new bibliography on Engaged Buddhism!
As promised last month, this month we continue to explore Buddhist India: this time after the Buddha, with bibliographies on Indian Buddhism after the Buddha (up to the first sectarian splits) and on Buddhist pilgrimage today.
This short month saw two major additions to The University: an advanced course on Nibbāna (following up on our previous course) and a new bibliography of Vinaya Studies (following up on our previous bibliographies on monasticism and the canon).
This month saw a number of technical upgrades to the site and the addition of a new syllabus on the Buddha along with a few other new pieces to the university library.
Hello, friend! Today I’m happy to announce the addition of a new feature and a few new courses for the more serious scholars, as well as a few polemics on contemporary issues which are near and dear to my heart.
The last few months I’ve been busy adding a number of courses to the site and today I’m proud to announce the completion of the University’s new catalog of (now) ten courses.
This month I’ve added information to the library on the four main Nikayas (the Digha, Majjhima, Saṃyutta, and Aṅguttara) along with their parallel Āgamas (the Dīrgha, Madhyama, Saṃyukta, and Ekottarika).
Following on the Pāli Canon readings from last month, this month the library added tags on the Vinaya and Sutta Pitikas as well as the Chinese Agamas. I’m especially happy to share this translation of the Canonical Vinaya:
Today I’m proud to finally announce the meditation reading list.
Today I’m happy to welcome you to The Open Buddhist University at GitHub. Congratulations on your admission!
Today I’m happy to announce the publication of not one, but four new courses on the fundamentals of Buddhism:
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