Basic Program Schedule

The Basic Program at Nalanda consists of five years of in-depth residential study, practice and service. The program will be taught by Geshe Jamphel Gyaltsen, with review classes, discussion groups and guided meditations led by the students. Term breaks are adjusted to allow students to attend teachings given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and other high lamas during their European teaching tours. Please note that the schedule is subject to frequent change. It is to be considered as a proposed schedule only. Please contact the Basic Program Co-ordinator for the most recent schedule.

2018

  • Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (excluding Calm Abiding and Special Insight Chapters)
  • Mind and Cognition

2019

  • Engaging in the Bodhisattvas Deeds (Chapters 1-7)
  • Tenets

2020

  • Stages of the Path to Enlightenment – Calm Abiding and Special Insight Chapter
  • Engaging in the Bodhisattvas Deeds (Chapters 8-10)
  • Mahayana Mind Training
  • Sublime Continuum of the Mahayana - First Chapter: The Tathagata Essence

2021

  • Heart Sutra
  • Seventy Topics together with Ornament for Clear Realisation - Fourth Chapter
  • The Three Basic Bodies: Death, Intermediate State & Rebirth
  • Grounds and Paths of Secret Mantra

2022

  • Review & Final Exam
  • Three month lamrim retreat
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