About

The author

Luke Gibson is a language instructor at the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts' department of Buddhist studies (Taiwan) where he teaches English, first-year Sanskrit grammar, and introductory level Sanskrit reading courses. With an M.A. in Buddhist studies, Luke also works as a research assistant at the DILA language and translation center where he oversees various translation projects and language learning activities on campus. He is fluent in English, French, and Mandarin Chinese, and is a student of Sanskrit, Pāli, and classical Chinese. 

 

Through the creation of teaching and independent-study material made freely available to English and Chinese speaking students, Luke works to promote the learning of classical languages for the study of Indian and Chinese religions. His other interests include the intellectual history of contemporary Chinese Buddhism, Buddhist modernism, early Buddhism, and Vedānta.

The Language and Translation Center

Ever since its inception as the Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies (中華佛學研究所) founded in 1985, our Institute has regarded the study of languages as a crucial part of any serious engagement with Buddhist thought and history. The Institute's department of Buddhist Studies has continued this tradition by placing the study of both scriptural languages (Sanskrit, Pāli, Tibetan, and classical Chinese) and research languages (English and Japanese) at the center of its bachelor’s, master's, and doctoral programs.

 

The center endeavors to promote language study as well as translation training through various extracurricular activities (language competitions, English corner, book reviews, etc.) and long-term projects, such as the Tibetan Tripitaka translation program. As part of its missions, the Center also takes on the translation into Chinese of books relevant to the study of Buddhist thought, practices, and scriptural languages.

The DILA Department of Buddhist Studies


A Unique Learning Environment - Integrating Academic Research, Scriptural Study, and Buddhist Practice

 

Open to monastics and lay people alike, the department is located at the heart of the Dharma Drum World Center for Buddhist Education and offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in Buddhist Studies accredited by the Republic of China’s Ministry of Education. Listed below are some the department’s defining features:

 

  • Joining the academic study of Buddhist history, philosophy, and institutions with personal cultivation through regular Buddhist practice.

  • A strong emphasis on the acquisition of classical language skills (Classical Chinese, Sanskrit, Pāli & Tibetan).

  • An ecumenical spirit which encourages the study of all major Buddhist traditions (Indian, Chinese, and Tibetan) and celebrates the diversity of Buddhist traditions.

  • An international campus with students from across Asia and beyond as well as exchange programs with universities throughout the world. 

  • The training of scholars and practitioners who embody the Buddhist ethos of compassion and wisdom and strive to benefit society.

  • The use of information technology and open-source software to promote wider access to Buddhist teachings.

 

For more information, please head to the department's website.

相關介紹

編者

Luke Gibson(齊哲睦)任教於法鼓文理學院佛教學系,教授佛學英語、梵語文法、初階梵語導讀課程。同時在法鼓文理學院語言翻譯中心擔任研究助理,負責不同的翻譯專案及校內的語言學習活動。精通英語、法語、中文,並擅長梵語、巴利文、古漢語。

 

齊哲睦致力於製作佛典語言教材,藉以推動印度及漢傳佛教經典語言的學習。此外,對於當代中國佛教思想史、佛教現代主義(Buddhist modernism)原始佛教及吠檀多(Vedānta)哲學深感興趣

語言與翻譯中心

 法鼓文理學院從其前身中華佛學研究所開始,在教學方面,一直非常重視佛教經典語言(含梵語、巴利語、藏語及古漢語)與佛學研究語言(含英、日語)的學習。在現代佛學研究上,具備這些語言能力是基本而不可或缺的必要條件。

 

本校語言與翻譯中心成立的宗旨,在於規畫和推展這些語言與翻譯的學習、教導、研究與相關的實務工作;而在翻譯佛教文獻方面,期能培養出優秀的人才。為了提升全校(含佛教學系與人文社會學群)學生英語及其他語言的表達能力和學習興趣,本中心亦於每週定期舉辦英語會話以及梵語、藏語及巴利語唱誦等課外活動。

法鼓文理學院佛教學系

基於學術研究與社會實踐這兩層意義,「法鼓佛教學系」自2007年成立以來設有學士、碩士與博士學位課程,一方面致力於培養優秀的跨學科佛教教育與研究人才,另一方面也希望培養以關懷心靈與淨化社會為目標的佛教專業人才。

 

佛教學系特色:

 

  • 完整的佛學課程:漢傳、印度、藏傳三大佛教傳統。

 

  • 紮實的文獻語言訓練:梵、巴、漢、藏佛典語,以及英、日語等學術研究語文之學習。設立語言與翻譯中心,推展與梵、巴、藏語、古漢譯佛典文獻相關之語言學習以及翻譯、教學與研究。

 

  • 享譽國際的佛教資訊學程:運用數位人文、數位典藏與資訊技術,開展佛學研究的新方法與新思維,培養兼具佛學與資訊知能之科際整合人才。

 

  • 與國際接軌的教學研究:透過與歐美日20所知名院校(如哈佛、普林斯頓、史丹佛、柏克萊、漢堡、東京等大學)的教學與研究合作,學生經常有機會見識國際最優秀的佛學研究學者,而得以提升國際視野。

 

  • 專業的佛教實踐訓練:延聘法鼓山資深法師以及專業教師教導禪修、儀軌、弘化、生命教育等實修與實踐。

 

  • 師資陣容堅強,圖書資訊豐富,校園環境幽雅,生活機能完備。

 

  • 跨領域教學:結合法本校法鼓人社學群的教研資源,可提供本系在「生命教育」、「社區再造」「社會企業與創新」、「環境與發展」四個面向的跨領域的應用教育。

 

  • 學雜費優惠。出家學生學雜費全免;在家學生免收學費,僅收雜費,清寒者可再減免雜費。

 

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