Study in Chiang Mai and Bodh Gaya in Fall 2023!

Orientation for the Buddhist Studies in India 2023 will take place in Chiang Mai! After a week in Thailand, faculty, staff and students travel to Bodh Gaya, India, and take up residence in the Burmese Vihar.

Applications for the Fall 2023 program are open. Rolling-admission decisions begin in mid-February.

Students during visit to Mahakala Caves

Explore Buddhism in India through interdisciplinary courses and Buddhist meditation traditions while living in an monastery near the site of Budda Shakyamuni’s enlightenment.

Carleton’s Buddhist Studies in India invites undergraduate students to study in Thailand and India in Fall 2023. The Burmese Vihar in Bodh Gaya has hosted Buddhist Studies in India for over 40 years. Buddhist Studies in India offers meditation practice and the study of philosophy, anthropology and the history of Buddhism in a safe and authentic environment.

Buddhist Studies in India is a great fit for:
  • Students who want to take a deep dive into the theory and practice of Buddhism with other undergraduates who have a shared interest
  • Students who value the opportunity to study and live in community following the Buddhist precepts 
  • Students who are excited about carrying out an independent student project in South Asia as part of their study abroad experience