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Basic Programme: Engaging in the Bodhisattva Deeds (Weekend 2)

November 5 @ 10:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm

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Free – £110.00

About the Course
Jamyang Buddhist Centre London is currently midway through its current cycle of Basic Programme, an in-depth study programme on Buddhist philosophy and practice that has been designed by FPMT. Although registration for full enrolment has closed, we are opening up each subject to Observer students. Observers will be able to watch the teachings via a private YouTube link, and will be able to submit questions through the YouTube chat.

Please do not register if you are already fully-enrolled as a Basic Programme student.

PLEASE NOTE: Recordings of these teachings be available for a limited time after the live teachings. Attendance as an observer student does not count as credit towards course certification.

About this subject
Over the course of ten weekends between October 2022 and November 2023, Geshe Namdak will teach on Shantideva’s seminal text, the Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra, which is considered one of the most essential treatises on the cultivation of Bodhicitta (the limitlessly compassionate mind that aspires to achieve the state of a fully enlightened being for the sake of benefitting all beings). His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said that any understanding that he has of the Mahayana path has been attained on the basis of this text.

Is this for me?
Students will derive the greatest benefit if they have familiarity with fundamental Buddhists concepts and the Mahayana tradition, for example: by having attended one of the introductory or foundational FPMT programmes, such as Discovering Buddhism.


  • Saturday | 10:00 – 16:10
  • Sunday | 10:00 – 15:00

Finish times are provisional. Please allow a degree of flexibility, as teachings may occasionally run over.

About Geshe Namdak
Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher having graduated in hydrology from Van Hall Larenstein University, The Netherlands. He started studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in 1993 and took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India, in 1997. He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe program at Sera Jey in 2017 and the traditional one-year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College in January 2019, the first Westerner to do so. Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches worldwide. Because of his deep interest and background in science, and as a member of Sera Jey’s Education Department, he spoke on and organised various dialogues and conferences on contemporary science and ancient Buddhist contemplative wisdom of the mind and its philosophy.

How to join
Please register for the event below to receive the private YouTube links.

Please do not register here if you are already fully-enrolled as a Basic Programme student.

About our generosity model
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.


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Sponsor (Weekend 2)
This level covers the costs of the programme plus sponsors one student at a reduced rate.
£ 110.00
Standard (Weekend 2)
Covers the cost of the programme.
£ 80.00
Reduced (Weekend 2)
For those who are unemployed, on low income, working part-time, under 25, disabled, students or retired. We understand that falling under one of these categories does not necessarily imply reduced income and therefore ask that each applicant select the reduced tier on an as-needed basis only.
£ 50.00
Ordained Sangha (Weekend 2)
Monks and nuns are sponsored to participate in the teachings free of charge.
£ 0.00


November 5 @ 10:00 am
November 6 @ 5:00 pm
Free – £110.00
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