Our study programs

Which one to choose?

Exploring Buddhism

two-year program

Exploring Buddhism is the newest long-term course offered by FPMT, co-developed by senior FPMT teachers, including Geshe Namdak, Geshe Legtsok and Venerable Joan Nicell.

It was conceived as a bridge between the foundation-level Discovering Buddhism and the FPMT Basic Program. The course presents selected topics that provide a strong basis for more advanced study. 

basic program

five-year 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 an introductory level of study and practice.

masters program

seven-year 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 to provide serious students of Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition greater depth of study, and it 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.


Frequently asked questions about our study programs.

Yes, all our programs can be joined at the start of the new module. Please have a look at the schedule, or ask the Program Coordinators for the advice.

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