Summer Buddhist Studies Program

Comprehensive education in higher Buddhist Studies.

Experience a rare and precious opportunity.

2018 Program - July 1st to 27th

Know Your Mind

This year our summer Buddhist studies program delves into the meaning of ‘wisdom’ in the Buddhist tradition. Explore the vast teachings of Buddhist philosophy and practice. The program will take you on a path to discover your mind and consciousness with all its dimensions and functions. We will use the 9thchapter of the Treasury of Precious Qualities by Jigme Lingpa as our main text to study.

The program is taught by Namchak Khenpo and Ven. Jetsunma Jamyang Palmo. It is suitable for both students new to Buddhism and intermediate students.

Students come from all over the world for this unforgettable experience, held at our beautiful Montana campus at the Garden of Thousand Buddhas.

Treasury of Precious Qualities

This text was taught by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche at Shechen Monastary every year as one of their most important texts to study.

Patrul Rinpoche said to hear one word of this text would place one on the path to great understanding.

The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

The school will be conducted at the majestic Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in Montana, “the Bodhgaya of the West.” One may attend as either a residential or non-residential student.

Classes will be held 6 days a week Mon-Sat between 9:00am-5:30pm. Each day will consist of teaching sessions, practice and debate.

Classes will be taught by Khen Rinpoche and Ven. Jetsunma Jamyang Palmo.

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This program is limited to 65 students, institute programs regularly sell out, so please register early to ensure your spot.

Tuition & Registration

Includes all teaching sessions, three meals a day and your accommodations of choice. A non-residential option is available which includes all teaching sessions and lunch.

This program is limited to 65 students, institute programs regularly sell out, so please register early to ensure your spot.

Financial aid is available on request. Students may also use a payment program and pay the tuition over an eighth month period with an initial $200 down payment. Students may also pay a $200 deposit to reserve a space at any accomodation level and pay remainder upon arrival.

Camping: $900 (includes indoor facilities)
Shared Room: $1200
Private Room: $1600
Offsite Commuter: $600
Online classes and video recordings (text teaching sessions only): $450
Day rate for locals: $20-$30 (contact us)