Buddhism Distance Learning: Samye Ling's dharma study course
Study Tibetan Buddhism at Home
This comprehensive, distance-learning programme on Buddhism,
readily accessible to all, evolved in 2009 in response to increasing demands Samye Ling monastery was receiving for a structured and comprehensive dharma study course. Based on the traditional teachings of the finest Tibetan masters who have visited and taught at Samye Ling, it was launched in sping 2008 jointly by Kagyu Samye Monastery and Dharmacharya Ken Holmes as a three-year programme composed of thirty modules, compiled by Ken. It proved very successful. A second intake started in May 2009 and there has been a new intake each year ever since. Since its beginnings, over 1,500 students have joined from 35 countries.
"Intimate and majestic, of challenging depth and extraordinary clarity, I found the course engaging and truly worthwhile right from Module One." Dan O'C.
"For me, this course has opened my eyes and warmed my heart." Kirk.
"A great introduction to Buddhism especially for those interested in the Kagyu tradition. Takes you from refuge and the history of Buddhism to the highest teachings on Mahamudra. Brightened up my inbox every month." J.G., Perth.
new (2022) intake of students will start studying
Year One of this course earlier than in most previous years,
in February 2022.This is to provide home study opportunity
during Covid time.
can sign up any time (see below).
The course is based on ten study months a year and is structured as follows:
material is almost entirely based on teachings given by
great masters at Kagyu Samye Ling - principally the 12th
Kentin Tai Situpa, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and Khenpo
Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche - and we hope that these precious
transmissions, given in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, will be
perpetuated through our Nangi Shedra students, thus
maintaining a living transmission to future generations, in
both content and feel. Each module consists of around 50 A4
pages and the average time that students seem to need to
digest it vary from 6 to 10 hours a month.
You can read more about fees, enrolment, signing-up etc. here
Or simply SIGN UP NOW
You can ask specific questions (once you have read the overview) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
abc to Ph D." T.B. of West Yorkshire
Thanks for your interest
* The first monthly module ("May" module) will be sent on 15th of April but you are also most welcome to join us if you subscribe after this date.