Dharma Drum Buddhist College(DDM)
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Dharma Drum Buddhist College(DDM)

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Dharma Drum Buddhist College was established by Venerable Doctor Sheng Yen, the renowned founder of Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education. The antecedent of the College was the “Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies” established by Dr. Sheng Yen in 1985.

In 2006, the Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies successfully applied to the Ministry of Education to establish Taiwan’s first private Buddhist College. On April 8th, 2007, the faculty and staff of DDBC convened Taiwan’s first accredited single-religion study institute dedicated to the academic and spiritual education of Buddhists.

External link : http://www.ddbc.edu.tw

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