This diploma course is designed for all those who want to study the essence of Buddhist wisdom in a profound way in order to gain an insight into the world of thought of great Buddhist masters such as H. H. Dalai Lama. This insight can be the entrance door to more cheerfulness and inner strength.
The diploma course is as comprehensive as it is compact and covers all aspects: from the basics of Buddhist thinking to depictions of emptiness in the various Buddhist schools.
This diploma course is suitable for you if
- you want to learn how the reality of living beings and objects actually exists from the point of view of Buddhism,
- you are working in the field of adult education or in advisory professions,
- you are a practicing Buddhist – no matter what tradition – and you want to put your practice on a solid foundation.
Anyone is welcome to join! There are no prerequisites. Your teacher will be the Ven. Geshe TenDhar, who has taught the course, alongside other experienced and qualified teachers, since 2010. Language of instruction is Tibetan/English with German translation, and German.
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Students are now welcome to enroll half-time, with a focus on philosophy (PHIL) or religion (RELI); however, the exam + certificate is only available for full-time students.
In this course classes are mainly Distant Learning. Attendance modules will be offered with a sufficient number of participants.
- Attendance Classes are conducted at Tibet Center Austria,
located in the peaceful, scenic mountain village of Knappenberg, Austria – directions »
- Distance Learning is provided online either by:
– Live, interactive Webinars
– or pre-recorded audio or video
The course starts in May/June 2020 with the first module (distance module),
and ends in July 2021 with the final exam.
Attendance Classes are offered during intensive, 2-day weekends,
while Distance Learning modules tend to be series of hour-and-a-half long classes;
you may join the live Webinars or watch the recordings online on your own time.
Because all modules are available online, and can be completed through distance study, you may join the course even after it has already started!
Upon completion of all 7 modules and positive evaluation of at least 80% of the home assignments, you will receive a confirmation of participation and are admitted to the final exam.
Students who pass the exam will receive a certificate issued jointly by Tibetzentrum Austria and CIHTS (Central Institute of Tibetan Studies, Varanasi, India).
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