APPLICATION OF STUDIES
Since the time of Śakyamuni Buddha, lay ministers have served an important role in the spreading of the Dharma. Many of our students feel a calling to work directly in ministry with the marginalized, the poor, the sick, the dying, the bereaved, the hungry and the imprisoned. Completion of the B.Div. prepares students to work in dharma centers, temples, or other Buddhist organizations, where they can provide basic instruction and organization in between visits by teachers or monastics.
For students who wish to work as interfaith ministers in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, prisons, private colleges and universities, private secondary schools, airports, corporations, etc. They would obviously be available for people in these organizations who identify as Buddhist, but their primary purpose would be to serve anyone who comes to them, regardless of their religion or lack thereof.