Summer Buddhist Studies Program

Comprehensive education in higher Buddhist Studies.

Experience a rare and precious opportunity.

Ewam Buddhist Studies Program July 2023
with Namchag Khen Rinpoche and Jetsunma Jamyang Palmo

Online and Onsite!

This summer, Ewam Buddhist Institute invites people of all backgrounds for an unforgettable experience of receiving teachings on core Buddhist philosophy and practices in a Western educational style.

Shedra is a Tibetan word meaning “place of teaching.” It traditionally refers to the education provided in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and nunneries. Ewam’s Shedra provides comprehensive teachings for everyone with no need to take monastic vows.

Our curriculum covers the theory and practice of the three vehicles of the entire Buddhist path – the foundational, the Mahayana, and the Vajrayana, including the pinnacle, Dzogchen – in a unique and invaluable way. In addition to receiving teachings in the classroom, students will have ample time for study, practice, and enjoying the beautiful mountain atmosphere of the Buddha Garden or online from the comfort of your home.

Our world-class faculty, Namchag Khen Rinpoche and Jetsunma Jamyang Palmo will use Jigme Linpa’s text, Treasury of Precious Qualities and additional texts. Our short-format courses, each 11 – 12 days long, provide holistic, comprehensive, and first-hand experience of Buddhist Philosophy, while making them more accessible than longer-format programs.

Upon completion of the Sutra courses and the prerequisite practices (accumulations of Ngondro), students may apply to attend the Vajrayana program. Students of the Vajrayana classes will receive Mahayoga, Anuyoga, and Ati-yoga empowerments of the canonical tradition bestowed by Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche at the beginning of the Vajrayana Shedra.

Summer Shedra Sutra Course Schedule for July 2023:
July 02 - July 13: General Outer Preliminaries Course (SUT101)
July 03 - July 13: The Extraordinary Inner Preliminaries II Course (SUT103)
July 18 - July 28: The Extraordinary Inner Preliminaries I Course (SUT102)

Summer Shedra Tantra Course Schedule for July 2023:
July 16 - July 27: Guide to Ngondro Practices (NYON111)
July 28: Tsog Offering

Summer Shedra Meditation Class Schedule for July 2023:
July 03- July 13: 1 Hour Evening Meditation Class (MED112) (Analytical/Calm Abiding)
July 18 - July 28: 1 Hour Evening Meditation Class (MED112) (Analytical/Calm Abiding)

Lodging Fees:
• $30 Meals (per day)
• $40 Camping, $60 Shared, $80 Single (per day)

Tuition Fees:
• $600 (for complete 11-day or 12-day course)

Student Duties:
1. Students help clean classrooms on a daily basis.
2. Students clean their own rooms and bathrooms during their stay and before departure.
3. The Garden will provide clean bedding and towels on arrival. Students are required to kindly return clean bedding and towels before departure.
4. Campers provide their own bedding.

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.” Classes will be held onsite and streamed online this year.