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Lama Tzong Khapa Insitute is renowned for the excellent quality of its in-depth study programs of Buddhist philosophy and psychology

Overview of Courses and Study Programs

Lama Tzong Khapa Institute offers a wide variety of one-off courses and retreats, as well as regular programs throughout the year, on Buddhism and meditation in the Tibetan tradition of Lama Tzong Khapa.

Courses and retreats are of varying lengths and varying levels of difficulty, ranging from introductory, intermediate and advanced. Weekend courses, as well as longer courses held during holidays, are taught by both qualified Tibetan masters and Western teachers.

The Institute also offers a wide range of regular weekend courses and longer study programs on Tibetan Buddhism, which are repeated at frequent intervals.

The introductory level courses provide a general overview of Buddhist philosophy and practice. These include:
Buddhism in a Nutshell
Meditation 101
Advice for Death and Dying

The intermediate level study courses provide a more extensive presentation of the entire spiritual path of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism.These include:
Discovering Buddhism
Living in the Path

The advanced level study programs include both academic courses for indepth study of Buddhist science, philosophy, and psychology, as well as tantra courses for experienced practitioners.
The advanced programs are full-time residential programs with classes Monday to Friday, nine months a year.
The four-year Basic Program of Buddhist Studies is structured course of study and practice and an excellent preparation for the seven-year Masters Program.
The seven-year Masters Program in Buddhist Studies is aimed in particular at training qualified Western teachers of Buddhist philosophy, psychology, and practice.
Tantra programs include empowerments and brief and extensive commentaries conferred by qualified Tibetan lamas, as well as tantric retreats led by experienced Western practitioners.

The FPMT Basic Program and FPMT Masters Program are also offered in English as on-line courses. Most of the introductory, intermediate, and advanced level programs are offered in Italian as on-line courses.

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“The aim of the center is to serve others. This is an international center, open to everyone, every race, nationality, and background. It is a place to learn how to free the mind from deep-seated harmful conceptions, and to live in harmony with others by putting meditation into practice in daily life.”
Lama Thubten Yeshe
Founder of the FPMT