School of Buddhist Studies

The school's perspective is grounded in over 2500 years of Buddhist knowledge and ideas that remain a fundamental force of liberation for many. 

Program Features

The Program offers monthly lectures, open for all
The School of Buddhist Studies is bringing together experienced theorists and practitioners in Buddhism to engage with interested and committed scholars on the subject located around propositions by Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

The School organises theoretical lectures on various aspects of Buddhism :
Ontology, Epistemology & Mind,
Ethics & Aesthetics,
Methodology, Logic & Practice,
History, Culture, Science & Society
by scholars of varied Buddhist traditions coming from different global contexts.

Students and practitioners interested in deepening their knowledge about Buddhism and aiming to pursue higher studies in the said domain will greatly benefit from this online knowledge project.

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Upcoming Lectures

Inaugural Lecture:
14th April, Wednesday, 5 pm – 6.30 pm

Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar 
and the Six Historical Buddhist Councils

by Prof. bodhi s.r.
Faculty, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
The history of Buddhism is often premised around Sasana Councils where discussions and dialogues takes place about what constitutes the sutta in the tipitikas. There have been six Sasana Councils to date. This talk by bodhi s.r unpacks the context and content of these councils from a Navayana perspective
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Live and recorded Sessions 

Course Lessons

School Mentor

Prof. bodhi s.r.

Buddhist Scholar
Faculty, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai