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Open Day | New 3-year study programme
July 4, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
About Exploring Buddhism Study Programme | Open Day 2021
Here’s your opportunity to find out about Exploring Buddhism, an exciting new Buddhist study programme being developed by FPMT and launching at Jamyang London Buddhist Centre in Autumn.
We are thrilled to be one of the first FPMT-affiliated centres to pilot the course this year. Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Namdak, who was instrumental in the development of Exploring Buddhism, is hosting an Open Day to introduce prospective students to the content and structure of the course, as well as explain the benefits in-depth Buddhist study has on our daily practice.
About Exploring Buddhism the New FPMT Study Programme
The programme is being developed through an international collaborative effort, with various pilots taking place at FPMT centres around the world.
Geshe Tenzin Namdak, our Resident Teacher, has been instrumental in the development of this in-depth course, alongside Venerable Tenzin Legtsok and Venerable Joan Nicell.
The Buddhist long-term course offers a new approach to learning. This FPMT study programme is suitable for both advanced and new students. The syllabus has been designed to give students a holistic view of the Buddhist worldview, its historical development and the intellectual methods whereby its philosophies are established. For that reason, Exploring Buddhism has something to offer both newcomers and experienced students alike.
Additionally, this course can also act as a bridge between two other FPMT programmes: Discovering Buddhism and Basic Programme. The material covered prepares students well for the text-based, academic pedagogical approach found in Basic Programme.
About Geshe Namdak
This 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.
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.
Help us to shape the new FPMT study programme
In order to design our pilot to be of most benefit to our students, we would like your input.
Please take ten minutes to complete this survey.