IBC offers a very broad choice of courses that include the full scope of Buddhist thought. Thus the lectures cover the period from pre-buddhist time till contemporary Buddhism and include all the major schools and traditions that existed throughout time. Thus you find lectures about "Early Buddhism", "Indian Buddhism" and "Buddhism in" the different countries, as well as lectures about "Theravada Buddhism", "Mahayana Buddhism", "Chinese Buddhism" and "Tibetan Buddhism". The lectures about "Languages and Culture" build the foundation. The interconnection of "Buddhism and" the different academic disciplines integrate Buddhist thought with contemporary sciences.