Welcome to Desideri House

Desideri House, a center for the promotion of intercultural and interreligious learning and dialogue, is home to the Boston College Nepal Program. Since 2004 Boston College, through its Office of International Programs, has had a fruitful partnership with the Kathmandu University Centre for Buddhist Studies at

Rangjung Yeshe Institute.

 

Boston College Nepal Program

Desideri House serves as the headquarters of the Boston College Nepal Program. Since 2004 Boston College, through its Office of International Programs, has had a fruitful partnership with the Kathmandu University Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute.

Kathmandu University Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute

Desideri House has close ties to the Kathmandu University Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute, one of the leading centers in South Asia for the study of Buddhism and related languages.

Jesuits in Buddhist Studies and Dialogue

Desideri House promotes networking among Jesuits engaged in interreligious work – serving as host for the August 2013 conference of Jesuits in Buddhist studies and dialogue.

Interfaith Learning in Kathmandu

In addition to its service to Boston College faculty, students and alumni, Desideri House is a resource to other institutions and programs which seek to promote intercultural learning and interfaith understanding.

Ippolito Desideri, SJ, Pioneer in Interreligious Discovery

Father Ippolito Desideri, SJ, in whose honor our center is named, was born in Pistoia, a Tuscan town northwest of Florence, in December of 1684.

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Desideri House Facilities

  

  • Library

  • Conference Room - Classroom

  • Accommodation for Visiting Scholars 

Desideri House Recipes

Events

29 October 2016 •  Desideri House was honored by a visit from Prof Dagfinn Føllesdal, emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University and the University of Oslo. Professor Føllesdal's grandson, Harald, is a student at the KU Centre for Buddhist Studies.

1-2 October 2016 •  Greg Sharkey, our director, took part in the 4th Tzi Chi Forum in Taipei, marking the 50th anniversary of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.

Desideri House

Boudha Pipalbot

Kathmandu, Nepal.

Email: info@desiderihouse.com

Web: www.desiderihouse.com

  

About the Director

Gregory Sharkey SJ, the director, is a Catholic priest and member of the Jesuits. In addition to directing the Boston College Nepal Program, he teaches at the Kathmandu University Centre for Buddhist Studies, and lectures regularly on the religions of Nepal. 

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