The Seventeen Pandits of Nalanda Monastery
by James Blumenthal, Info-Buddhism.com, Oct 8, 2015
Much controversy has been stirred with the establishment of the "new" Nalanda University in Bihar, India. Heavily criticized for neglecting Buddhism, just how much of it has been diverted from the original Nalanda U? Prof James Blumenthal gives a run down on the luminaries that made the original Nalanda one of the greatest learning center in the world.
Oregon, USA -- Nalanda Monastic University was the greatest center of Buddhist learning in India’s glorious past. With upwards of 30,000 monks and nuns including 2,000 teachers living, studying and practicing there during its heyday, Nalanda was unmatched. More