There are four limitless thoughts. What are the four?

  • Love,
  • Compassion,
  • Sympathetic joy,
  • And equanimity.
The Buddha

Institute of Oriental Philosophy - Research

Research within the Institute is cross traditional and poly-methodical. No particular religious stance is upheld. Some of the areas of research that we are particularly interested in include:

  1. Traditions and schools of Buddhism. History, doctrines and culture
  2. Buddhist texts and their application to modern society
  3. Human rights and humanitarian issues
  4. Religion and humanism
  5. Bioethics and religion
  6. Religions and environmental ethics
  7. Religion and women
  8. The role of Buddhist communities
  9. Buddhism and personal development
  10. Buddhism and its relevance in modern society
  11. The development of Asian religions in the West
  12. The future of religions