Right Mindfulness Training Academy (RMTA) was recently formed in January 2018 under the financial support of YBEF, for the long-term purposes of systematically introducing Buddhist concepts and mindfulness practice to society in the United States, and promoting international Buddhist educational exchange.
What Makes Our Programs Unique?
At a time when Mindfulness is the subject of many popular books and articles, when many in popular culture are turning to techniques to calm and strengthen the mind, Right Mindfulness Training Academy (RMTA) is committed to bring the authentic Buddha’s Teachings and to localize the Teaching to the West of present days with the collaborative efforts of Ordained Monastics and senior lay teachers.
To keep abreast with the worldwide trend of professionalism, globalization, and scientization of world educators nowadays, RMTA aims to vigorously train and support teachers and professionals in establishing strong and solid educational background, teaching capability, broad global view and high proficiency in meditative techniques.
Through this program, we anticipate our teachers to be endowed with a professional degree, noble personality and ability, and the spirit of serving others. Arena of Buddhism is getting greater in the future under globalization. Training and bringing the outstanding talented people together is the most urgent concern and the top priority in Buddhism. RMTA is doing the best towards achieving this goal, and your participation and support to us is greatly appreciated!
Objectives of RMTA:
The first educational program to be introduced is “Diploma in Buddhist and Pali Studies (DPBS)”. Click here to learn more about our educational program to be introduced on Diploma in Buddhist Studies (DBS), and to register for the program.
This associate diploma program is offered jointly by the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka and RMTA. This program is designed to provide both laypersons and monastics with the opportunity to earn a college degree in Buddhist studies. This very unique learning opportunity offers courses which are taught primarily by fully ordained monastics and lay teachers.
The Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies at the University of Kelaniya was established 135 years ago in Sri Lanka and is now recognized as one of the world’s finest educational centers, graduating thousands of students with Associate, BA, and MA degrees in Buddhist studies.
The program consists of 16 required credits and 14 elective credits, for a total of 450 class hours, taken over a two-year period. Classes will be conducted in English and all students will attend in-person (no online option). The classes will be held at MABA on two-weekends each month; there will be a one-week in-residence retreat each year.
Please email or call us (+1 -636-4824037) if you are interested in the program or for any other inquiry.
Board of Academy and Registration, RMTA
Director: Master Jiru
Treasurer: Ven. Kongshi
Secretary/Registrar: Ven. Kongyan