Buddhist Studies

How to Study Buddhism?

Jamyang London Buddhist Centre delivers a curriculum of Buddhist study programmes developed both by our Resident Teacher, Geshe Namdak, and FPMT. We offer Buddhist courses for beginners and long-term Buddhist courses for advanced students.




Introductory Level 

Study Buddhism BeginnerFor beginner students of Buddhism and meditation, or for those who would like to find out more, these Buddhist short courses are perfect for starting your journey or refreshing your knowledge.

The entry-level courses are available throughout the year.

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NEW OCTOBER 2021 | Exploring Buddhism

This autumn, Jamyang London Buddhist Centre will pilot a new FPMT study programme, co-designed by Geshe Tenzin Namdak.

Exploring Buddhism FPMT

Exploring Buddhism is a new three-year Buddhist course. The new FPMT study programme will start in Autumn 2021 and is suitable for both advanced and new students. Exploring Buddhism Learn More

This Buddhist long term course integrates modern scientific perspectives, and there are few people more qualified to weave this aspect into traditional Buddhist education than Geshe Namdak, who was instrumental in the development of Exploring Buddhism.

Join the Open Day (4 July) where Geshe Namdak will introduce prospective students to the content and structure of the new Buddhist study programme, as well as explain the benefits of in-depth study to our daily practice.

Register now for the open day


Foundation Level: Discovering Buddhism

Study Buddhism Discovering FPMT

Discovering Buddhism is an FPTM study programme that offers students a thorough introduction to Buddhist philosophy and practice.

We are currently midway through its current cycle of Discovering Buddhism but you can attend the single module as a weekend course with Gehe Tenzin Namdak.

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Advanced Level: Basic Programme

Basic Programme is an in-depth study course on Buddhist philosophy and practice developed by FPMT.

Basic Programme FPMT Jamyang Buddhist Centre LondonJamyang London Buddhist Centre launched a new 5-year course of Basic Programme in October 2020.

Although registration for full enrolment has closed, we are opening up each subject to Observer students, who will be able to watch the teachings via a private YouTube link. It will be also possible to attend the summer Lam Rim Retreat with Geshe Namdak online as an Observer student, to deepen your understanding of the stages of the path to enlightenment.

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Study Buddhism. Considering long-term study?

  • Sign up to our newsletter to receive updates on upcoming Buddhsit courses, or browse our calendar to see what’s on.
  • You can also contact our Spiritual Programme Coordinator, Kamlo, if you have any queries about our Buddhist courses.