In-depth Study Courses

In-Depth Study Courses

The In-depth Study Courses comprise an 18-course foundational curriculum in the Dalai Lamas’ tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The courses explore the major subjects of the Tibetan lineage found in the Six Great Books of Buddhism: The Perfection of Wisdom (Prajna Paramita), Middle-Way Philosophy (Madhyamika), Higher Knowledge (Abhidharma), Buddhist Discipline (Vinaya), Logic and Perception (Pramana) and The Steps to Buddhahood (Lam Rim).

It’s recommended to attend the courses in person and study directly with a qualified Teacher to gain a deeper understanding of the material. Each course is composed of 10 classes. Course Materials are available for download below. Visit our Media section for audio and/or video.

The Principal Teachings of Buddhism: Course 1 (Course Materials)

Buddhist Refuge: Course 2 (Course Materials)

Applied Meditation: Course 3 (Course Materials)

Proof of Future Lives: Course 4 (Course Materials)

How Karma Works: Course 5 (Course Materials)

The Diamond Cutter Sutra: Course 6 (Course Materials)

The Bodhisattva Vows: Course 7 (Course Materials)

Death and the Realms of Existence: Course 8 (Course Materials)

The Ethical Life: Course 9 (Course Materials)

A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part I: Course 10 (Course Materials)

A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part II: Course 11 (Course Materials)

A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part III: Course 12 (Course Materials)

The Art of Reasoning: Course 13 (Course Materials)

Lojong – Developing the Good Heart: Course 14 (Course Materials)

What the Buddha Really Meant: Course 15 (Course Materials)

The Great Ideas of Buddhism, Part I: Course 16 – Review of Courses 1-5 (Course Materials)

The Great Ideas of Buddhism, Part II: Course 17 – Review of Courses 6-10 (Course Materials)

The Great Ideas of Buddhism, Part III: Course 18 – Review of Courses 11-15 (Course Materials)