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The Centre for Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce the 15th summer studies program 2018 featuring intensive language training and Buddhist philosophy courses.Summer Buddhist Studies Course This course is a full immersion into the theory and pr...
Learned a tremendous amount about Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhism in general, and the issues that are facing the transition of Buddhism to Western cultures. In addition, learned how to live on my own in a developing foreign country. One of the most worthwhile things I have ever done in my life.
- Middlebury College
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The Centre for Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce the 15th summer studies program 2018 featuring intensive language training and Buddhist philosophy courses.
Summer Buddhist Studies Course This course is a full immersion into the theory and practice of Buddhism. In the unique setting of a Buddhist monastery and a traditional retreat center, students are introduced to both classical Buddhist scholarship and meditation training and the modern academic study of Buddhism. In this way, the course offers students firsthand experience with many key aspects of Buddhist training that are otherwise rarely accessible to lay students.
Classes are structured as a combination of traditional Tibetan-style classroom lectures on fundamental Buddhist topics and texts, along with instruction on their practical application through meditation training. Daily meditation sessions are an important aspect of the course and provide a personal perspective on the philosophical content of the lectures. In addition, a western instructor teaches Buddhist philosophy and historical topics to contextualize and elaborate further on the traditional teachings.
During the last two weeks of the course, the course shifts to Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery’s traditional meditation retreat center near Pharping, a picturesque village on the southern rim of the Kathmandu Valley. During this retreat, the main focus of the lectures is on practical meditation instruction, and a major part of the day is spent in personal contemplation and group meditation practice.
Lectures are delivered in Tibetan by Khenpos and Lopons (senior monastic lecturers) from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, and are translated into English. Teachers and translators are faculty members at the Institute.
All summer programs are fully accredited by Kathmandu University.