Mind and cognition and Philosophical Systems.

Mind and cognition and Philosophical Systems.
An introduction to the 7 types of mind, their objects and philosophical systems

A program aimed specifically at students who will begin the FPMT Masters Program on February 1, 2023, and open to anyone who would like an overview of these subjects. Classes will be primarily focused on subjects preparatory to the first years of study in the Masters Program.

The subjects covered are extracted from the texts Mind and Cognition (Lo-Rig) and Philosophical Systems (Drup-ta), specifically, from the former text, the various types of minds and their objects and from the latter an introduction to the 4 Buddhist Philosophical Schools and in particular the Madyamaka Svatantrika Yogachara School. The fundamentals of syllogisms and correct signs will also be explained.

The program will take place on a daily basis from Monday to Friday in a residential and streaming mode. Enrolled students will be able to choose whether to follow the entire course in-person or online, or to follow partly online and partly in-person by coming to the Institute when possible (lodging and meals needs to be booked with the reception, see details below).

For students following at a distance, it will be possible to follow the sessions on demand through recordings on Centro Studi Online.

Every day except Wednesdays there will be a two-hour meeting with the tutors, Joan Dombon and Filippo Centrone. Wednesdays will be devoted to individual study and an evening discussion meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. between online and residential students. The discussion will be moderated by the tutors and divided between the English-speaking group and the Italian group.

Course fee
180 Euro (excluding those enrolled in the FPMT Masters Program who are taking the course in presence, for whom the course is offered free of charge).

Those who participate to the whole course in presence (January 8 – 27, 2023) will receive a 35% discount on accomodation fee.


Sunday, January 8
6 to 7:30 p.m.-Welcome and introduction to the course

Monday, January 9 through Friday, January 27
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.- lesson
Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: question-and-answer discussion class with tutors (residential and online students)


Please register by filling out the form here below.
As soon as you submit the form you will receive in your inbox a summary of your submitted data.
Be careful, because if you do not receive the confirmation email, it means that the form submission was not successful!
A few days after submitting the form you will be contacted by the reception who will reply confirming the reservation according to the lodging preferences you indicated or proposing an alternative. Registration is considered complete when the tuition balance has been paid. Please wait for lodging confirmation before proceeding to payment.

180 Euro to pay through PayPal link here below or by bank transfer (bank details will be sent via email. Please send the transfer receipt to segreteria@iltk.it).


If you wish to participate through Zoom’s streaming service, please register by using the zoom link below:
(do not mind the zoom automatic reply but proceed by following the directions given here)

After enrolling at this link, proceed to the payment as indicated below to complete your registration.
Within a short time you will receive your personal link to connect from the first session. (The link will still be sent back to everyone on the course start day).


The participation fee for those who follow from home is 180 Euro, using the Pay Pal link below or by bank transfer made out to
Lama Tzong Khapa Institute
Intesa San Paolo S.p.A- via Aurelia 575-577 – Rosignano Solvay (LI)
REASON: ENROLLMENT Mind and Cognitor and Philosophical Systems – ONLINE
Specify the reason given for easier tracking and, if possible, send a copy of the receipt to facilitate registration to segreteria@iltk.it
IBAN: IT73F0306925120000000000565

8/27 January 2023 Lorig and Dru-pta

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Joan Dombon, a graduate in Psychology from the University of Granada, has been conducting courses on Emotional Balance since 2010, based on the integration of Buddhist philosophy and psychology, following the CEB protocol created by Alan Wallace and Paul Ekman, which Joan is certified to teach.
In 2013, in London, he completed the Mindfulness in Schools Teacher Training course (.b Program), a protocol for mindfulness teachers in schools (age group 11 -18). He graduated in 2014 from the second cycle of the FPMT Masters Program in Buddhist Sutra and Tantra Studies, completing the one-year retreat at the O Sel Ling Centre.

He is a Registered Teacher of the FPMT and some of his main teachers are His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Ven. Choden Rinpoche and Khensur Jampa Tegchok. From 2015 to 2022, she served as a teaching assistant for the residential FPMT Basic Program and online tutor at the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute.

Joan is on the teaching staff of the Master in Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Contemplative Practices at the University of Pisa and participates in conferences at the School of Psychology, University of Florence.

Filippo Centrone is a Tibetan language interpreter and translator. After graduating in Economics and Finance from Bocconi University, he moved to India, where he studied Tibetan language at the Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program and Buddhist philosophy at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.
After taking his monastic vows in 2017, he spent time in Sera Jey Monastic University (Karnataka, India), where he learnt the fundamentals of Tibetan debate.
In 2019, he moved to Nalanda Monastère (Occitanie, France), where he studied the FPMT Basic Program and served as an attendant to the resident Geshe.
Since 2022 he has returned to lay life, and is currently one of the resident interpreters and translators of the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute.