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The Prajna Institute for Buddhist Studies uses distance learning methodologies to provide adults throughout the world with opportunities to acquire the competencies and to apply the knowledge and skills needed to participate and function effectively in modern society as educated Buddhist practitioners and priests.
We are committed to spiritual cultivation within a Buddhist framework, excellence in teaching, and preparing our graduates both to meet the world as it is and to change it for the better.
Prajna Institute is committed to being a premier learning institution. This end is achieved through an uncompromising passion for excellence in providing educational opportunities for adult Learners that fosters integrity, critical thinking, professional knowledge, a global view, and sangha leadership for a changing world.
Values represent beliefs that the Institute holds in high regard and deems important. Prajna Institute recognizes the keen interconnection of its organizational culture and the beliefs, values, and expectations that guide the behavior of the members of the institution. To achieve its Mission & Vision, Prajna Institute affirms its values of Integrity, Innovation, Respect, Teamwork, Leadership, and Performance.
Integrity – Prajna Institute’s integrity is built upon this core set of values: innovation, respect, teamwork, leadership, and continuous improvement in our performance.
Innovation – Innovation is the key to improving the quality of our programs and services.
Respect – We recognize that our people are the cornerstone of our success. We value our diversity of thought and action as a source of strength and we are committed to treat all people with respect and dignity.
Teamwork - We know that to have a successful sangha, the community must work together, frequently transcending organizational and geographical boundaries.
Leadership – We believe that leaders exhibit standards for others to follow. Leaders achieve difficult goals, envision new and innovative systems, and challenge outdated concepts of learning.
Performance – We strive for continuous improvement in our performance. We define and measure outcomes and take corrective action to ensure that our passion for excellence is never compromised.