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系所簡介

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佛教學系簡史

本系於民國95年經教育部核准成立,為國內首創的佛教學系。民國96年開始,招收大學部與研究所英文組學生,兼收台灣學生與國際學生、在家眾與出家僧侶。學生在國際化的環境下學習,有機會開拓視野,培養宏偉的世界觀。研究所英文組全英文授課,也是開風氣之先。
 
民國101年起成立碩士中文組與國內首創的博士班,建立起最完整的佛學教育體系,知識與生活教育並重,以培養漢傳佛教的研究與教學人才,向國際推展漢傳佛教與現代人間佛教為目的。有如此完整的教育體系,並配合校級佛教研究中心的運作,本系將成為東亞漢傳佛學研究的重鎮。

The history
The Department of Buddhist Studies of Fo Guang University was officially granted as one of departments of a comprehensive university by the Ministry of Education of Taiwan in 2006. It was the first department in Taiwan granted by the Ministry to award academic degree in Buddhist studies. Since 2006, both programs in Bachelor and the MA in English track degrees are offered by the department. Students enrolled in the programs are from Taiwan as well as that from various nations, and some of them are common people, and some are monastics. With such environment it broadens their views in their academic studies. Classes for MA English track program are fully taught in English, and our MA program is the first program in Buddhist studies in Taiwan that offers classes fully taught in English.
 

Since 2012, the MA program in Chinese track and the PhD program are offered. The PhD program is the first program in Buddhist studies in Taiwan. With programs including undergraduate, MA (both Chinese and English tracks), and PhD, students will receive a complete academic curriculum and discipline in Buddhist studies while both academic discipline and practice of Buddhism are equally emphasized. Students will be trained academically to be able to do academic research and teaching in the field of Buddhist studies. We keep our promise to connect Chinese Buddhism with humanistic Buddhism of the contemporary time in connection with academic study worldwide. With the Center for Buddhist Studies, which is directly under administrated by the university, our department will play an important role on the study of Chinese Buddhism in Asia.
 
 
 
教育目標
 
其設立宗旨乃在培育客觀理解與多元運用的智能,養成深入佛教思想與文化的人材。除培養學生主動求知、獨立思辨的能力外,更重視人格陶冶與內在覺知的啟發,以養成下列人材:
1.培養佛教行政領導人才
2.培養佛教教育人才
3.培養佛學研究人才
4.培養佛教跨領域溝通人才
 
Objects
With academic discipline, the department aims at enabling students to comprehend critically and apply knowledge of their learning on Buddhism in various perspectives. We also train our students to live in a life with Buddhist ethics as basis from cultural perspective. We not only enhance students to have a strong ability on independent study, academic research and thinking critically from various perspectives, but also that we value students’ education and self-discipline on both internally personal cultivation and an inner inspiration with a clearly awakening knowing. Our objects are:
a. Train students for leadership,
b. Students will be able to practically teach Buddhism in various perspectives,
c. Students will be specialized in academic research on Buddhism,
d. Students will be able to possess a skill of communication in cross-fields.