The Longchen Rabjam Shedra is a unique program with a traditional eight year curriculum in Buddhist Philosophy, according to the Pema Lingpa lineage of the Nyingma school of Buddhism. Its intention is vast: To provide a means for international students all over the world to study this curriculum through the internet.
How It Works
Teachings are given in Tibetan at Gangtey Gonpa, the seat of the lineage in Bhutan. They are translated onsite into English. Videos and transcripts are uploaded onto a secure password protected website. A network of volunteer Regional Coordinators facilitate teachings in various languages. Highly trained Khenpos, who have studied and trained for many years, are the instructors.
This Shedra is designed for committed students who wish to pursue Buddhist studies according to the Nyingma tradition in general and the Pema Lingpa lineage in particular. The course material is extensive and empowerments are mandatory. This may involve traveling for specific rituals and/or teachings.