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.

The biggest news is that, thanks to a generous supporter, the website now has a proper domain:! The other technical improvement this month was the addition of a search page, where you can now plumb the depths of our archives like a pro! Expect more design improvements in the next couple weeks, as we continue to make ourselves at home.

In terms of content, The University is now proud to offer a new course on the Buddha in the Pāli Texts featuring a couple new PDFs about the Buddha from Bhikkhu Bodhi and Bhikkhu Ānandajoti released just a few weeks ago (!) along with this classic paper by Bhikkhu Anālayo attempting to reconstruct a sensible version of the Bhikkhuni Order formation narrative.

Over at the library, Rober Mayer explains why Tibetan Treasure literature may not be as innovative as you’d imagine, Jorie Graham catches sight of the now, Ezra Klein talks about the most important book he read last year with its author, and Helena de Bres explains the moral case for eating local food. Be sure to check them out!

As always, you can email me (now at a shiny new email address!) with any comments, questions, concerns, or compliments you may have.

Until next month,
Khemarato Bhikkhu
Librarian in Chief