Pramāṇa is the term (in Romanized Sanskrit) used to designate the Buddhist epistemological tradition. In general, it can be said that the term expresses knowledge that is valid, safe and correct, that is reliable. The basis of this type of knowledge is the criterion that is based on the observation, experimentation, verification and confirmation of an object. In this case, our object is, on one side, propositional and experiential Christianity, and on the other, propositional and experiential Buddhism. As the way of knowing and knowledge are scientific and soteriological means in these two domains of human knowledge, then the name pramāṇa carries with it the identity of our Instituto de Teologias Cristãs e Ciências Budistas. Now it has become the Pramāṇa Institute (of Christian Theologies and Buddhist Sciences).
The studies and researches of the undergraduate and graduate courses in Buddhist Sciences have specialized bibliography, published exclusively for the Course, from classic and contemporary works in the field of Buddhist Sciences and Philosophy.
The objective is to develop a broad and critical understanding through the ascertainment of the principles, concepts, arguments and judgements concerning buddhist knowledge which support the theological foundation of the ineffable ultimate reality: definitive peace.
The duration of the full course takes five years and, for the graduate studies (Stricto Sensu), it takes from four up to six years. The certification will only be granted after the student has adequately fulfilled the requirements (delivering all the required activities and final evaluations, as well reaching the average in each subject offered). It is a 100% distance learning based system. Academic subjects are offered semi-annually.
Open Courses in Christian Theology
Summa Theologica's Analysis
Free and Daily Course at 10-11a.m.
Doctors of the Church Texts' Analysis
Free Course on Sundays at 10-11a.m.