Summer Buddhist Studies Program

Comprehensive education in higher Buddhist Studies.

Experience a rare and precious opportunity.

Ewam Buddhist Certificate Studies Program 2022
Taught by Namchag Khen Rinpoche and Jetsunma Jamyang Palmo

July 2022

Overview

At the Ewam Buddhist Institute, we focus on imparting the comprehensive views of all three vehicles; the foundational vehicle, the Mahayana and the tantras leading to the pinnacle, great Dzogchen of Vajrayana. The courses cover both the theory and practice of the entire Buddhist path taught by our world class faculty, Namchag Khen Rinpoche and Jetsunma Jamyang Palmo. The sutra courses (first three courses) will be taught through the root text, Treasury of Precious Qualities by Jigme Lingpa. These courses will occur over the duration of 10 -15 days and the Vajrayana section 21 days to make the program more opportune and conducive to the ability of all students to attend. These short-format courses will provide a holistic, comprehensive and first-hand experience of Buddhist Philosophy. The Ewam Buddhist Institute also offers practice instructions and extension courses throughout the programs making this a unique and invaluable feature of our curriculum. The sutra courses will also be offered online live streamed and for later viewing to accommodate personal schedules.

Ewam will award the following two kinds of certificates after graduation:
- Undergraduate Certificate upon the completion of Sutra studies with a total of 18 credits.
- Graduate Certificate upon the completion of both Sutra and Tantra studies with a total of 37 credits.

Sutra I & II

Extension Courses will be added to the program as relevant to the course and pertaining to the methods of practice.

Sutra I & II will be offered onsite and online.

July 8-17, 2022: Sutra I & Evening Meditation:
This class covers the teachings of general outer preliminaries of the four thoughts that turn the mind toward the dharma. The teaching includes the five chapters from the root text. Exam will be held on the last day of class.

The practice of sitting meditation is aimed at gaining concentration and understanding. We will have group discussions that reflect on the topics of the course in addition to the meditation instructions

July 19-28, 2022: Sutra II & Evening Meditation:
This class focuses on the teachings of the extraordinary inner preliminaries of Refuge and Bodhicitta practices taught on an extensive level. This
course encompasses the three chapters from the root text. Exam will be held on the last day of class.

The practice of sitting meditation is aimed at gaining concentration and understanding. We will have group discussions that reflect on the topics of the course in addition to the meditation instructions

Vajrayana II

July 1-22, 2022:

Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche will bestow an empowerment on July 1st.

Khen Rinpoche will teach from July 2-22, 2022

Prerequisites: Must have completed Vajrayana I and Ngondro accumulation practices. No exceptions for this program.

Lodging Fees for 2022:

• $20 (camping), $40 (dorm), $50 (shared or private room)
Lodgings will be provided according to your preferences such as single/shared rooms, dormitory, and camping with equipped kitchenware.

Each student takes care of their own groceries and meals, we have volunteers who can pick up and deliver groceries. There are several kitchens for you to enjoy and use 24/7 for all levels of accommodations. The Garden will always provide coffee and tea and snacks at tea breaks.

Tuition Fees + Lodging for 2022:

• 21-day Tantra course: $900-$1200
• 10-day sutra course and meditation class for both onsite and online: $800- $1100
• Online and commuter fee $800
• $200 deposit required to hold your spot, registration closes on June 25, 2022 before class begins, all fees must be paid by that time in full.

Rules of students:

1. Self-cleaning of classrooms on a daily basis.
2. Self-cleaning of your rooms and bathrooms during your stay and before departure.
3. Will provide clean beddings (campers supply your own), towels and toiletries on arrival, and will require to kindly return clean beddings and towels before departure.

Covid Requirements

1. To attend onsite must be vaccinated and take a rapid antigen test approximately two days before arrival.

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.

Tuition & Registration

Tuition and dates available in the event text.
Email info@ewamshedra.org with any questions.