Although Nalanda Monastery has started its online Basic Program in 2018, it is possible to join at the beginning of every new subject or study the subjects separately. We offer the online students all the study material available to the students of the residential Basic Program at Nalanda. That means that you will have access to the root texts, recordings of the teachings by our resident teacher, Geshe Jamphel Gyaltsen (in English and French), the notes of these teachings, the questions and answers made by us, and background information like charts.

Venerable Legtsok will regularly contact you to see where you are in the studies. In this way we can see whether it is possible for you to study side by side with the resident students or whether we will have to slow down a bit. We have a blog that contains all the study material for you to download and there you will find a forum as well. The costs of this online course are 60 euros for lay students and 30 euros for the ordained for every four weeks of study material. Are you interested to follow the Basic Program at home? Please contact me by email

Tenzin Rigchog
Basic Program Coordinator

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