The education programme at Jamyang is rooted in the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism. The curriculum is structured according to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s presentation of the Nalanda tradition, specifically his threefold categorisation of Buddhist education into Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Science, and Buddhist Practice.
Jamyang Buddhist Centre London offers a structured curriculum of courses and classes based on the Nalanda tradition of Buddhist education, as outlined by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:
“The content of the Buddhist texts can be grouped with the three domains of (1) the nature of reality, or science, (2) philosophical tenets or views, and (3) religious practice, namely the presentation of the path and the way in which the results of the path are actualized.”
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, Volume 1
Many of our in-depth study courses have been developed by FPMT, the international Buddhist organisation to which Jamyang Buddhist Centre London is affiliated.
On this page you’ll find information on the core curriculum, which is currently in development. The education programme also includes drop-in classes, courses by visiting teachers and community events. Take a look at what’s on.
Introductory Level: Where do I start?
If you’re completely new to Buddhism or meditation, and if you would like to find out more, these courses are perfect for beginners.
Foundation Level: Discovering Buddhism
Discovering Buddhism is a course that has been developed by FPMT. It offers students a thorough introduction to Buddhist philosophy and practice. Jamyang is currently midway through our current cycle of Discovering Buddhism. Take a look at the upcoming modules below.
- Discovering Buddhism: How to Transform Problems into Happiness
- Discovering Buddhism: The Wisdom of Interconnection and Interdependence
- Discovering Buddhism: Introduction to Buddhist Tantra
Intermediate Level: New Programme
We’re very excited to announce a new study programme, which Geshe Namdak will be piloting in Autumn 2021. The programme will be a natural progression from Discovering Buddhism and preparation for Basic Programme. But since it will also include subject matter found in neither of those courses, such as Buddhist Traditions, Grounds and Paths, and Reasoning, it will function well as a stand-alone course as well. Sign up to the Jamyang newsletter to receive updates on the programme and registration details.
Advanced Level: Basic Programme
Basic Programme is an in-depth study course on Buddhist philosophy and practice developed by FPMT. Jamyang launched a new 5-year cycle of Basic Programme in October 2021. Prospective students who missed enrolment will have the opportunity to join the current cycle when registration opens for the second subject, Tenets, which will begin in Autumn 2021. Sign up to the Jamyang newsletter to receive updates on registration details.