shedra

Shedra Course Info, Schedule, Prices

Overview

In the Shedra track of the Summer Institute, you will move through a well developed progressive series of courses of the Foundational, Intermediate or Advanced curriculum to a more and more profound understanding of the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana views.

During your studies you will also practice debate and explore meditation techniques – especially analytical meditation – which have been historically used to explore your own mind and to gain certainty in your understanding of the different Buddhist views and assertions.

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Daily Schedule

Session I: 6–19 July 2018

PERIOD
TIME
ACTIVITY
1
6:30–7:00am
Lüjong (optional, but highly encouraged)
7:00–8:00am
Breakfast
2
8:00–9:00am
Analytical Meditation with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen
3
9:10–10:20am
Daily Class 1:
   Foundation Curriculum
      BUD 501 Mind & Its World I
      BUD 520 Mind & Its World III
   Intermediate Curriculum
      BUD 601 Cittamatra/Mind Only
      BUD 630 Buddha Nature
12:00–2:00pm
Lunch
5
2:00–3:10pm
6
3:30–4:30pm
Debate:
   Foundation Curriculum
      BUD 502 Clear Thinking
      BUD 553/554/555 Debate I–III
   Intermediate Curriculum
      BUD 653 Vaibhāśika Debate
      BUD 655 Cittamātra Debate
7
4:50–6:00pm
Daily Class 2 or DPR Class Discussion Group (alternating days):
   Foundation Curriculum
      BUD 501 Mind & Its World I
      BUD 520 Mind & Its World III
   Intermediate Curriculum
      BUD 601 Cittamatra/Mind Only
      BUD 630 Buddha Nature
6:00–7:30pm
Dinner
8
7:30–9:00pm
Open / Meditation / Health & Healing Discussions Panel

*  Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s talks alternate on 2 day cycle:

  1. Mipham’s Madhyamaka based on text by Bütöl Rinpoche
  2. Mipham’s Luminous Essence commentary on Tantra of the Secret Essence (Sang way nying po) of Nyingma Mahāyoga Tantra
  3. Note: Restricted to students who fulfill certain prerequisites.

Session II: 21 July–3 August 2018

PERIOD
TIME
ACTIVITY
1
6:30–7:00am
Lüjong (optional, but highly encouraged)
7:00–8:00am
Breakfast
2
8:00–9:00am
Analytical Meditation with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen
3
9:10–10:20am
Daily Class 1:
   Foundation Curriculum
      BUD 510 Mind & Its World II
      BUD 530 Mind & Its World IV
   Intermediate Curriculum
      BUD 610 Madhyamaka
      BUD 620 Paths and Bhūmis
4
10:40am–12:00noon
Days 1–4: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s Teaching* 
Days 5–15: Acharya Lama Tenpa teaching Beacon of Certainty
12:00–2:00pm
Lunch
5
2:00–3:10pm
6
3:30–4:30pm
Debate:
   Foundation Curriculum
      BUD 553/554/555 Debate I–III
   Intermediate Curriculum
      BUD 654 Sautrāntika Debate
      BUD 656 Madhyamaka
7
4:50–6:00pm
Daily Class 2 or DPR/ALTG Class Discussion Group (alternating days):
   Foundation Curriculum
      BUD 510 Mind & Its World II
      BUD 530 Mind & Its World IV
   Intermediate Curriculum
      BUD 610 Madhyamaka
      BUD 620 Paths and Bhūmis
6:00–7:30pm
Dinner
8
7:30–9:00pm
Open / Meditation / Health & Healing Discussions Panel

*  Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s talks alternate on 2 day cycle:

  1. Mipham’s Madhyamaka based on text by Bütöl Rinpoche
  2. Mipham’s Luminous Essence commentary on Tantra of the Secret Essence (Sang way nying po) of Nyingma Mahāyoga Tantra
  3. Note: Restricted to students who fulfill certain prerequisites.

**  In Session II, Mudra Space Awareness and Tibetan will end after Days 1–4.

Tuition and Housing

Tuition

Session 1

$800

Session 2

$800

Sessions 1 & 2

$1500

Housing

Session 1

$610

Session 2

$660

Sessions 1 & 2

$1250

Meal Plans

Session 1 Meal Plans

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

$520

Breakfast & Lunch

$330

Lunch & Dinner

$340

Lunch Only

$150

Dining Dollars

$20

Session 2 Meal Plans

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

$550

Breakfast & Lunch

$360

Lunch & Dinner

$350

Lunch Only

$160

Dining Dollars

$20

Example: A student who stays for the first session only would responsible for the following fees:

tuition:
housing:
meals (lunch & dinner only):
TOTAL:
$800
$610
$340
$1750