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Ashoka, the eDharma University

Open Mind Foundation
59 Center Street
Montague, MA 01351
Telephone: (646) 335-2674
website: www.ashokaedu.net
Attn: Stuart Carduner

Description of Organization

Incorporating the teachings of the Buddha into our lives nourishes what the Dalai Lama calls "our inner dimension" and encourages the practice of peace and generosity. Ashoka courses encourage reflection, contemplation and application.

Ashoka courses offer a rich mixture of reading, listening (audio), viewing (video), contemplation, and meditation. Our courses guide and encourage you to reflect on and apply what you are learning.

Grant(s) Awarded

The Foundation has made two grants totaling $96,000 to the Open Mind Foundation, doing business as Ashoka, the eDharma university, in 2006 and 2007 in support of the establishment of an online "meditation in action" curriculum, which is part of Ashoka’s web-based study center. Ashoka acquired DharmaNet International (www.dharmanet.org) and is in the process of redesigning this first of its kind Buddhist web portal, which now serves 50,000 visitors a month. Ashoka envisions this new Ashoka/DharmaNet combination as the foundation upon which to establish a premiere nonsectarian Buddhist informational and educational web portal that respects Buddhist traditions and yet is thoroughly modern in its approach.

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