About Our Classes

General Information

Here you can find information on the various classes and courses offered at Scholastic Institute Chokyi Gyaltsen. Our courses are offered as three distinct modules Buddhist Philosophy Tibetan Language Full Curriculum (includes both Buddhist Philosophy & Tibetan Language) We also offer frequent workshops and individual courses, as well as online self-study options. Feel free to read detailed descriptions of each course below.

Buddhist Philosophy

Course 1

Dura – Foundation of Buddhist Philosophy

Dura (བསྡུས་གྲྭ་) is the fundamental study text in Buddhist philosophy. It explains in detail all key concepts used throughout the whole study program of Tibetan Buddhist monastic universities.

Course 2

Dura Debate 1

Debate classes are a form of analytical meditation. They support and further enhance the understanding and critical thinking abilities gained from Dura classes – in an extremely fun and stimulating medium.

Course 3

Dura Debate 2

A wonderful aspect of classical monastic university study is the wide variety of teachers that the students learn from during their study. All teachers place different emphases and offer different insights to their students.

Course 4

Student Sessions

Taking lessons with a qualified teacher is vital for understanding, but it is the combined effort of the students where most of the learning springs forth.

Tibetan Language

Course 5

Classical Tibetan Language and Grammar

Classical Tibetan Language and Grammar class is based on the book My Land and My People (ངོས་ཀྱི་ཡུལ་དང་ངོས་ཀྱི་མི་དམངས།) by His Holiness Dalai Lama, and is offered together with the Tibetan Writing Class. 

Course 6

​Tibetan Writing

Writing classes are connected to the Classical Tibetan Language and Grammar Classes, led by the teacher Gen Yeshi Dorjee and his assistants from the DLIHE.

Course 7

Admission

Upon applying for studies, there will be an interview with SICGU’s educational department, and all necessary information will be provided.

Other Buddhist Courses

Course 8

Tibetan Alphabet Class

Dura (བསྡུས་གྲྭ་) is the fundamental study text in Buddhist philosophy. It explains in detail all key concepts used throughout the whole study program of Tibetan Buddhist monastic universities.

Course 9

The Light of Meditation

Debate classes are a form of analytical meditation. They support and further enhance the understanding and critical thinking abilities gained from Dura classes – in an extremely fun and stimulating medium.

Course 10

Meditation Sessions based on The Light of Meditation

A wonderful aspect of classical monastic university study is the wide variety of teachers that the students learn from during their study. All teachers place different emphases and offer different insights to their students.

Burning incense sticks in a Buddhist Temple in Thailand.

Stories of the Land of Snow Drawing Sessions

Taking lessons with a qualified teacher is vital for understanding, but it is the combined effort of the students where most of the learning springs forth.

You can support our students

If you do not have the conditions to engage in our studies but you appreciate our work and the efforts of our teachers and students, you can still support us. You can be our:

Donor: $50 / month
Patron $100 / month
SICGU Partner $250 / month
Friend of SICGU $__ (amount of your choice

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