The intensive programs are composed of two 10-day segments. To guarantee sufficient interaction between the student participants with instructors and between the student participants themselves, student enrollment is limited to 30. Partner universities are invited to dispatch faculty members from their institution who are working on Buddhism, with each instructor giving a series of 7 seminars/lectures (each of 2 hours).

The programs also support a series of occasional lectures, delivered by 5-7 top scholars, both based in Europe and coming from East Asia and North America. In addition to participating in these seminars and lectures, our student participants conduct field trips to gain firsthand experience of famed religious sites. They are also encouraged to present their research papers to their program instructors, lecturers, and to their peer participants.

2020 Intensive Program:
2020 International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at McMaster University

2019 Intensive Program:
2019 International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (Inalco)

2018 Intensive Program:
2018 International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at University of British Columbia