The Āgama Research Group [ARG] at the Department of Buddhist Studies’ Library and Information Center of the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (formerly Dharma Drum Buddhist College) is a special interest group with a shared research focus on the comparative study of early Buddhist thought and texts (the āgamas or received ‘canonical texts’), mostly Discourse (sutta/sūtra) and Vinaya literature, but not limited to it.
The ĀRG was formally constituted in the autumn of 2012, growing out of long-term friendship and collaboration among its core members that comprise academics based at or affiliated with the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts.
The ĀRG’s vision as an academic community is informed by the intention to support the dialogue between traditional and text-critical / text-historical learning – the study of the Dharma, and the study of ‘Buddhism’. The ĀRG is at the same time dedicated to collaborative research between philologically trained scholars who specialise in early Buddhist philology and scholars of the digital humanities, and it is devoted to fostering exchange between local scholars in the Buddhist countries and international academia.
The ĀRG has a long-term plan of translation work, research, academic seminars and publications and is committed to making its work-in-progress digitally available, ensuring timely and free web access to their research results and publications.
From 2015, the ĀRG is sponsored by the Fundación Bodhiyāna (Argentina).
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阿含經研究小組（Āgama Research Group）隸屬法鼓文理學院（前身為「法鼓佛教學院」）佛教學系之圖書資訊館。這是一著重比較研究早期佛教思想與文獻（阿含經群或結集「藏典」）的特別研究小組，主要研究經（sutta/sūtra）和律（Vinaya）文獻，但並不限於此。
自2015年起，阿含經研究小組之運作由「菩提乘基金會」（Fundación Bodhiyāna， 阿根廷）所資助。