Buddhism Distance Learning: Samye Ling's dharma study course
Study Tibetan Buddhism at Home
This comprehensive, distance-learning programme on Buddhism,
readily accessible to all, evolved in response to increasing demands we were receiving for a structured and comprehensive dharma study course. Based on the traditional teachings of the finest Tibetan masters who have visited and taught at Samye Ling, it was launched in sping 2008 jointly by Kagyu Samye Monastery and Dharmacharya Ken Holmes as a three-year programme composed of thirty modules. It proved very successful. A second intake started in May 2009 and there has been a new intake each year ever since. Since its beginnings, over 1,000 students have joined from 34 countries.
"Intimate and majestic, of challenging depth and extraordinary clarity, I found the course engaging and truly worthwhile right from Module One." Dan O'C.
"For me, this course has opened my eyes and warmed my heart." Kirk.
"A great introduction to Buddhism especially for those interested in the Kagyu tradition. Takes you from refuge and the history of Buddhism to the highest teachings on Mahamudra. Brightened up my inbox every month." J.G., Perth.
new (2016) intake of students will start studying
can sign up any time (see below).
The course is based on ten study months a year and is structured as follows:
The study material is almost entirely based on teachings given by great masters at Kagyu Samye Ling - principally the 12th Kentin Tai Situpa, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche - and we hope that these precious transmissions, given in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, will be perpetuated through our Nangi Shedra students, thus maintaining a living transmission to future generations, in both content and feel.
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* The first monthly module ("May" module) will be sent on 28th of April but you are also most welcome to join us if you subscribe after this date.