Lotus Academy College is a part of Lotus Research Centre, which is located at Khwayabahil, Lalitpur. The center has played vital role basically in the field of tradition Buddhism of Nepa by organizing inter national conference in 2000 and 2005. The center has first started digital archive collecting information of traditional Buddhist heritages with an aim to preserve and promote Buddhist cultural heritage of Nepal Mandala. LRC has launched Lotus Academic College for Buddhist Studies since 2007 and now its providing 2 years semester system Master Degree in Applied Buddhism. This program of Applied Buddhism focuses on the various disciplines such as Economics, Management, Health and Hygiene, Jurisprudence, Psychology etc. It also includes basic knowledge of Buddhist history, philosophy and literature. Furthermore, It enhances student’s serious understanding and offers skills, knowledge, and competency in academic research and practical.
Lotus Academic College not only serves introductory courses on the basics of Buddhist philosophy, art, iconography and some main aspects of Nepalese Buddhism, but also tries for the application of Buddhist teachings in our daily life. To meet the purpose we are introducing Applied Buddhism for the first time in Nepal. Applied Buddhism is a broad umbrella under which all the essential aspects of life such as physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing as well as philosophical, bioethical, financial and modern scientific aspects could be incorporated. This included the Buddhist ideas practiced by the three major schools of Buddhist thoughts in modern era, namely the Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions. We aim to give more emphasis on the traditional culture and social aspects of Buddhism.