The campus of Buddha Dharma University currently is virtual. We are, however, moving towards adding a “bricks and mortar” environment in Oneida, New York.
Until this occurs, all courses will be offered over the Internet. Classes maintain the highest standard of education and faculty interaction that is possible with today’s advanced technologies.
In addition, there are several retreats which occur yearly, approximately once every quarter. These retreats afford students and faculty the opportunity to meet face to face.
Of course there are prescribed courses, tests, textbooks, homework, and a rigorous standard of excellence. Nonetheless, our students are responsible for their own pace and progress.
That’s not to say our students are alone, however. Our professors are wholeheartedly committed to asking this question: “How may I help you?” So we are here to serve our students, guide them, and encourage each on her or his own individual path.
Our mission is to train priests in fundamental Buddhist doctrine, traditional Zen liturgical practice and function, as well as to educate priests in a broad spectrum of the essentials of pastoral care, both priestly and administrative.