The Basic Program
The FPMT Basic Program was designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche as an integrated program of Buddhist studies suitable for a contemporary setting.
It is a five-year comprehensive, practice-oriented transmission of the Buddhadharma for committed students who wish to progress beyond introductory level of study and practice.
The FPMT Basic Program is offered at a variety of levels, both residential and non-residential, in FPMT centers worldwide. It is also available as Homestudy and as Basic Program Online.
The third FPMT Basic Program at Nalanda Monastery will start in February 2018.
The Masters Program
The FPMT Masters Program in Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra is the unique vision of Lama Thubten Yeshe, first implemented and developed into the current curriculum by Geshe Jampa Gyatso. As a full-time study program with integrated practice and training components, it aims at providing serious students of Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition greater depth of study and trains qualified teachers of Buddhist theory and practice.
At Nalanda, the program consists of seven years of study of five great texts, with integrated training and service components, and one year of retreat.
The Masters Program started at Nalanda Monastery in September 2013.