Tentative 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)

Rangyupa (RUNG)

First Year

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

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

  • 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

Third Year

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

Forth Year

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

Doctoral Study

  • 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