Two Options for Attending
Students have the option of choosing one of three pathways based on their interests and professional goals.
- The Low-Residency MDiv program with Online Buddhist Studies courses is for students who prefer to take all of the MDiv courses online, while also participating in the residential retreats in Colorado. This option provides the greatest degree of flexibility. It includes four core Buddhist Studies courses and four meditation courses offered online, six of which start in retreat. These courses offer a systematic grounding in the teachings, meditative practices, and history of Buddhism as a basis for your applied vocation.
- The On-campus MDiv program with Online Buddhist Studies courses is for students who prefer an on-campus program, but choose to take the four core Buddhist Studies of the online MDiv—rather than the five on-campus courses of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies track (see below)—in addition to the four meditation courses on–campus. This option offers a systematic grounding in the teachings, meditative practices, and history of Buddhism.
Online Courses Compared with On-campus Courses
Some online courses start during a residential retreat and some are fully online courses. The online portion of both types of courses have varying combinations of online lectures, podcasts, contemplative exercises, threaded discussions, reflection exercises, and so forth.