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September 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
New FPMT Buddhist Study Programme
Core Curriculum, foundation-level
The newest FPMT Buddhist Study Programme uniquely incorporates scientific research with Buddhist studies.
How to Join?
- You can attend the single weekend module, because the current cycle of this FPMT Buddhist Study Programme was launched in October 2021.
- You can also enrol to the course and find recordings of previous teachings and other learning materials which you can use to catch up at your own pace.
- To join please email our Spiritual Programme Coordinator at [email protected]
- You can find details about the course here.
- 16-17 September Exploring Buddhist Tenets and Exploring the Traditions (Weekend 2)
- 14-15 October Exploring the Middle Way (Weekend 1)
- 11-12 November Exploring the Middle Way (Weekend 2)
Why Exploring Buddhism?
The FPMT Buddhist Study Programme syllabus prepares students to engage in more advanced Buddhist studies by introducing key Buddhist philosophical concepts and connecting them to the context of practice and realisation.
Exploring Buddhism also familiarises students with text-based explanations and weaves scientific perspectives into the course content.
The FPMT Buddhist Study Programme also provides a holistic presentation of the Buddhist worldview, including the interrelated perspectives of Buddhist psychology, philosophy and practice. Read more.
Please note as this is a multi-year course, it presumes some familiarity with basic Buddhist concepts, either gained through self-study and reading, or through attending and entry-level FPMT Buddhist Study Programme such as Discovering Buddhism.
About the Teacher
The courses and FPMT Buddhist Study Programme on Buddhist philosophy and practice rely on a skilled teacher to bring them to life. We’re extremely fortunate to have a supremely qualified Resident Teacher to do just that.
After completing his university studies in Hydrology, Geshe Tenzin Namdak worked as an environmental researcher in the Netherlands. He began studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute and was eventually ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama before completing the 20-year Geshe degree at Sera Jey monastic university in India, as well as the traditional one-year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College.
Few people can combine this extensive Buddhist education with rigorous scientific training. The result is Geshe Tenzin Namdak’s unique teaching style, which is at once incisive, clear, warm and humorous.