Full Program

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy Study

Full program follows the Geshe study of Sera Jey Monastic University. It is available for everyone interested in in-depth study of Tibetan Buddhism. One should know at least how to read Tibetan to attend the classes. Before each school year SICGU provides alphabet courses.

Prerequisites to the Undergraduate Studies (certification course)

  • Tibetan Language and Grammar (both, written and spoken language)

 

Undergraduate Studies (Bachelor’s Degree)
Dudra Namsha Shapa (DNS)

  • First Year (Dodepa School)
  • Fall semester:

 

Dura Studies I – 3 credit hours

 

Debate Classes

Tarig – 3 credit hours

Tibetan Language and Grammar I – 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar I – 2 credit hours

 

Writing Class I – 1 credit hour

 

The Art of War and Peace, the Way

  • Spring semester:

 

Dura Studies II – 3 credit hours

 

Debate Classes

Tibetan Language and Grammar II – 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar II – 2 credit hours

Writing Class II – 1 credit hour


The Art of War and Peace, the Way

 

  • Second Year (Dodepa School)
  • Fall semester:

 

Dura Studies III – 3 credit hours

Debate Classes


Tarig – 3 credit hours (November)

Tibetan Language and Grammar III– 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar III – 2 credit hours

Writing Class III – 1 credit hour

  • Spring semester:

 

Lorig – 3 credit hours

Debate Classes

Tibetan Language and Grammar IV  – 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar IV  – 2 credit hours

Writing Class IV – 1 credit hour

Rangyupa (RUNG)

  • Third Year (Rangyupa School)
  • Fall semester:

 

Introduction into New Text (Shung Sarpa) I – 3 credit hours

  1. Study on the Path
  2. Study on Family
  3. Meditative Absorption
  4. Twelve Interdependent Links
  5. Twenty Sangha

 

Debate Classes

Tibetan Language and Grammar V  – 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar V – 2 credit hours

  • Spring semester: Introduction into New Text (Shung Sarpa) II

 

Study of the Upper Chapter of the First Chapter of the 

Abhisamayālaṅkāra – 3 credit hours

Debate Classes

Tibetan Language and Grammar VI – 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar VI – 2 credit hours

 

  • Fourth Year (Old Text; Shung Nyingpa)
  • Fall semester:

 

The Lower Chapter of the First Chapter of the Abhisamayālaṅkāra – 3 credit hours

Debate Classes

Tibetan Language and Grammar VII  – 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar VII – 2 credit hours

  • Spring semester

 

Chapter Two of the Abhisamayālaṅkāra

Debate Classes

Tibetan Language and Grammar VIII  – 1 credit hour

Tibetan Language and Grammar VIII – 2 credit hours

Writing thesis

Graduate studies (MA)

  • First year: Chapters Three and Four of Abhisamayālaṅkāra
  • Fall semester: 3 credit hours
  • Spring semester: 3 credit hours
  • Second years: Chapters Five of Abhisamayālaṅkāra
  • Fall semester: 3 credit hours
  • Spring semester: 3 credit hours
  • Third year: Chapter Six and Seven of Abhisamayālaṅkāra
  • Fall semester: 3 credit hours
  • Spring semester: 3 credit hours
  • Fourth year: Chapter Eight of Abhisamayālaṅkāra

 

Writing thesis

  • Fall semester: 3 credit hours
  • Spring semester: 3 credit hours

 

Doctoral Study (PhD)

  • Madhyamika Treaty (the New Text)
  • Madhyamika Treaty (the Old Text)

 

Additional Doctoral Programs

  • Vinaya
  • Abhidharma