UniversityDharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC)

Contact Person : 呂幼如
TEL : 886-2-24980707
FAX : 886-2-24082317
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Lastest release date: Feb 12, 2015

Dharma Drum Buddhist College is a education and research institute specializing in Buddhist Studies. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate and Ph.D. courses in the languages and literature of the major Buddhist traditions, as well as programs offering instruction in Digital Humanities and Humanities Computing with a special focus on their application in the preservation and dissemination of Buddhist materials. In addition to classical Buddhist research, DDBC is also the locus for a growing number of digital research projects and enterprises leveraging the information technology of the 21st century in the service of the Buddhist tradition.

DDBC’s Unique Features:

•We place emphasis on both study and practice.

•We reject religious sectarianism to ensure academic neutrality..

•The quality of our academic programs is augmented by our library's extensive holdings of research materials, housing the largest collection of Buddhist texts in Taiwan.

•We advocate the use of digital technology and open-source software.

•Our library has pioneered the Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association (CBETA) as well as many other digital archives for the study of Buddhism.

•We strive for an international outlook.

•Our campus is environmentally sound and in harmony with the natural surroundings.


Location of Dharma Drum Mountain

DDM is located on Taiwan's North Shore not far from the town of Jinshan at Sanjie Village. It is nestled among mountains facing the sea. Dharma Drum Mountain rises from the oceanside to a height of 200 meters. The nearby beachfront is known as the "Emerald Shore." Two freshwater streams run all year long down DDM to the ocean. To the left a blue mountain lifts its dragon's head; to the right the mountain scenery appears like the lowering head of a Tiger.

Origin of the name of DDM

When our Founder, Venerable Sheng-yen, first observed this mountain, it reminded him of a passage from the Lotus Sutra: "May the Superiors turn the Supreme Dharma Wheel ... and play the Great Dharma Drum ... to develop the Profound Teaching." He used the name Dharma Drum Mountain to inspire him to become a dharma drummer, spreading the teachings of the Buddha to benefit sentient beings, and also because it reminded him of the three sprits of the Bodhisattva Way: activity, diligence, initiative.

Educational Facilities

Our College buildings are nestled into the terrain of the mountain. The Educational and Administrative Building pictured here houses classrooms, faculty and staff offices, and large and small meeting halls.

International Conference Hall

Our International Meeting Hall is designed to be a modern high-tech conference facility, allowing for multi-media presentations with simultaneous translation. This Hall is used to host large domestic and international academic conferences in order to promote research and dialogue about Buddhist Studies.

Library and Information Center

Dharma Drum Buddhist College is well-known for its exceptional library, housing Taiwan's premier repository for Buddhist Studies, including 50,000 Printed Volumes, 2 Terabytes of Digital Archives, more than forty Tripitaka editions in every Buddhist canonical language, Tibetan PL480 on Microfiche, and a rare Burmese Palm Leaves collection. The Library is the home of CBETA and more than fifteen other digital collections. Besides these abundant archives the Library also offers modern IT facilites for all research needs.

Campus Dormitory

The student dormitory not only houses the students and staff of DDBC, but also has accomodations for visiting scholars and researchers, as well as conference attendees. In the basement there is a well-equipped gymnasium and activity center.

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Getting Here

By Bus:

from Taipei—King Bus
from Tamshui—Tamshui Bus & Keelung Bus
from Keelung—Keelung Bus
from Jinshan—Union Bus 828, 829

By Car:

Tam-Jin Road—From Tamshui to Jinshan
Yang-Jin Road—From Yangmingshan to Jinshan
Ji-Jin Road— Take Highway No. 1, exit at Badu Interchange
     Go from Wanli to Jinshan
Highway—Take Highway No. 1, take Shijr Interchange to Highway No. 3
     Exit at Wanli Interchange to Jinshan

No. 620, Fagu Rd., Xihu Village, Jinshan Dist. New Taipei City 20842, Taiwan, R.O.C.

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Office of International Affairs

Lastest release date: Nov 29, 2012

The Office of Research and Development is organized to leverage the College’s position as a major teaching and research institute in the fields of the Study of Buddhism and Buddhist Informatics. The ORD aims, in particular, at promoting academic exchange with international research institutes and developing the College into an internationally renowned academic institute of Buddhist Studies.
1.Developing strategies and resources for the betterment of College’s research, teaching and learning qualities.
2.Enhancing academic exchange and cooperation with academic institute both domestic and abroad.
3.Facilitating invitation of learned international scholars and organizing international conferences to strengthen academic exchange and communication.
4.Encouraging and improving students’ international learning ability and assisting students in learning abroad.
5.Administrating College’s research project, Visiting scholar and Graduate Student program, and academic exchange and cooperation with other educational institute.







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