Buddhist Education

Approaching the Buddhist Path

The goal of a student of Buddhism is to become a Buddha: someone who has completely eliminated all toxic, ego-driven states of mind (anger, arrogance, jealousy, anxiety, etc.), and developed to perfection all the mind’s qualities: wisdom, intelligence, love, and compassion, and so on.

A holistic Buddhist education system integrates various components that work together to transform the mind in this way. These components include:

Study

Our Core Curriculum is based on the courses developed by FPMT, the international organisation to which Jamyang is affiliated. They cater for complete beginners to experienced students.

By engaging with in-depth study, we gain a complete view of the many aspects of Buddhist philosophy, psychology and practice, and how they fit together.

In addition to our core curriculum of study programmes, we offer a Supporting Curriculum of Buddhist teachings from a variety of inspiring teachers.

Buddhism in a Nutshell
Core Curriculum, beginner-level
An introductory overview of Buddhist philosophy, history and practice.

Introducing Meditation
Core Curriculum, beginner-level
New to Buddhist meditation? This course introduces the basic principles.

Discovering Buddhism
Core Curriculum, foundation-level
A 2-year course on the fundamental aspects of the Buddhist path.

Exploring Buddhism
Core Curriculum, foundation-level
The newest FPMT course uniquely incorporates scientific research.

Basic Programme
Core Curriculum,
advanced-level
A 5-year course based on classical texts traditionally studied in the monasteries and nunneries.

Wednesday Evening Philosophy
Supporting Curriculum
Take a deep-dive into Buddhist philosophy on Wednesday evenings with Geshe Namdak.

Jamyang London Buddhist Centre

Selected Teachings
Supporting Curriculum
Explore a range of teachings from various teachers.

Contemplation

Most of our Core Curriculum courses integrate a component of discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

Additionally, we host a weekly Dharma Café where students can discuss topics in a fun and informal setting.

As our Resident Teacher, Geshe Namdak, often says, we have to chew over the material! And it’s always helpful to do that with others.

Dharma Café
Discuss Buddhism and share ideas and reflections in a fun, informal and friendly setting.

Meditation

Buddhist practice includes a multitude of meditation techniques, each one geared towards enabling the mind to develop specific qualities, such as concentration or compassion.

Meditation instruction is integrated into our Core Curriculum courses. Additionally, we host a weekly drop-in session call Dharma Express, where you can practice various types of meditation with other students.

Dharma Express
Starting this spring!
A weekly drop-in, peer-led Buddhist meditation session. Hop aboard the Dharma Express!

Purification and Accumulation

According to the Buddhist worldview, our actions of body, speech and mind leave imprints on our mind. These imprints ripen as our experiences and habits, a process called as karma.

Through aspirational prayers and practices, such as pujas (or Buddhist offering ceremonies), we can change our karma, purifying the negative and accumulating the positive. In doing so, we create the conditions for success in our study and practice.

Tara Puja
Tara is a Buddha whose main qualities include fearlessness and the ability to dispel obstacles, attributes we cultivate in ourselves when we do her practice.
Medicine Buddha Puja
While still aspiring to become enlightened, the seven Medicine Buddhas made vows to be of benefit in times of great turmoil and upheaval, making their practice especially powerful for us today.
Morning Practice
Join us online for a short practice that includes motivation setting, prayers and visualisations, as well as scripture and mantra recitation.