SICGU - Scholastic Institute Chokyi Gyaltsen

Scholastic Institute Chokyi Gyaltsen is dedicated to preservation and dissemination of Tibetan Buddhist study and meditation in accordance to the Nalanda tradition

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The solution equals the application of continuous force greater than the problem.

ཐུབ་རྣམས་སྡིག་པ་ཆུ་ཡིས་མི་འཁྲུ་ཞིང།།
འགྲོ་བའི་སྡུག་བསྔལ་ཕྱག་གིས་མི་སེལ་ལ།།
ཉིད་ཀྱི་རྟོགས་པ་གཞན་ལ་སྤོ་མིན་པས།།
ཆོས་ཉིད་བདེན་པ་བསྟན་པས་གྲོལ་བར་མཛད།

By water, the Buddhas cannot wash away non-virtue,
The suffering of others can’t be eliminated by the wiping of hand,
His own perception cannot be transferred to others,
By the showing of the truth of emptiness he has shown liberation.

SICGU Dhargey Publishing is the publishing branch of SICGU.

The primary purpose of SICGU Dhargey Publishing is to present Tibetan Buddhist scholarly material. In addition, we also strive to present a wide range of materials related to Tibetan culture and Buddhist values in general.

SICGU Dhargey Publishing presents translations of the classical texts of Tibetan Buddhism, focused primarily on study material utilized by students following the Geshe program at Sera Jey Monastic University, thus making this curriculum available to English speaking students of Buddhism for the first time. All of our study materials are bi-lingual, Tibetan-English, which offers students an opportunity to work with both vocabularies at once.

An important focus of SICGU Dhargey Publishing is classical Tibetan language and grammar. We are preparing Tibetan-English translations of the main Tibetan grammatical literature, to support and encourage precise translations of canonical literature.

Another segment of SICGU DhargeyPublishing is dedicated to presenting the essence of the Buddha Dharma in a manner accessible to contemporary students.

SICGU DhargeyPublishing also plans to publish biographical, historical, and cultural works as well other materials relevant to our mission.

SICGU Dhargey Publishing is also a publisher of children’s books that present the timeless values of Buddhist philosophy, making them accessible to readers of all levels.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“Blind faith is of not much benefit. You must study! I always emphasize this.
Monasteries and temples eventually should be learning centers and must carry some program for study!”


​Please support our University project of 1000-Arms Offering by make a donation of $10 per month.

Contact us at: office@sicgu.org

About SICGU

The goal of Scholastic Institute Chokyi Gyaltsen (SICGU, pronounce see-gyu) is to establish a Buddhist University in Connecticut, US while expanding our online study programs. Our University assists the needs of all who are interested in attaining comprehensive insight into the teachings, develop debate in philosophy and engage in various discourses. Thus we believe that our work will benefit many generations to come

Scholastic Institute Chokyi Gyaltsen (SICGU) is dedicated to preservation and dissemination of Tibetan Buddhist study and meditation in accordance to the Nalanda tradition, following the advice of His Holiness Dalai Lama and the lineage of Sera Jey Monastic University. We are providing scriptural commentaries expounding the intended meaning of the Buddha’s doctrine and teachings on these vast and difficult to understand philosophy.

“Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.”

~ Dalai Lama

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