Programs

As a Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, Ewam sponsors retreats all over the world including Nepal and Asia, and in the United States in Arlee, Montana, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and at satellite centers in California. Under the spiritual guidance of Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, students come from all over the world to take teachings from him as he travels from center to center during the year. More retreats will be added as they are scheduled, so check back frequently and register early for assured seating and accommodations. 

SNL (Sang-ngag Ling) = Arlee, MT
PO Box 330  |  34756 White Coyote Rd., Arlee, MT 59821
 admin@ewam.org 

PKL (Pema Khandro Ling) = Santa Fe, NM.
1221 Luisa St, Ste A Santa Fe, NM 89505
santafe@ewam.org

 

Summer Buddhist Studies Program 2020 

Month Long and Weekend Programs

Year One  – Foundational Buddhist Teachings

July 1st – 31st

This year the shedra is open to all students as we begin our exploration of the Buddhist path according to the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. In the sacred ancient land of India the Buddha turned the wheel of the dharma (the Buddhist teachings) bringing inconceivable benefit for human beings. After attaining the final result of enlightenment under the Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya India, the Buddha began his teachings on the theory and methods of how each individual could achieve the same realization that he had achieved. This year we will explore the theory of karma, impermanence, the four noble truths and the 12 links of interdependent origination as well many additional topics on the Buddhist path. These are the precious foundational teachings of Buddhism which one will use throughout the entire path. This immersive month is designed for people new to Buddhism and more seasoned students alike who wish to deepen their understanding.

Our shedra program is a five year program that meets every year in July and may be attended for a year, several years or the entire certificate program of five years which covers all the teachings of Buddhism from the foundational vehicles to the highest teachings of Ati Yoga or Dzogchen. We will use the seminal text by Jigme Lingpa, Treasury of Precious Qualities, written in the 18th century as a key to all the Buddhist teachings of scripture and realization. Our shedra is unique in that we will also offer some of the methods of practice and meditation that accompany the stages of the path.

Our curriculum is in the tradition of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), the fully realized master of India who brought Buddhism into Tibet in the 8th century and additionally the great Buddhist universities of India and Tibet. It is that similar spirit of discovery and the special journey of Buddhism to a new country that our institute embodies. Founded and inaugurated by Tulku Sang-snag Rinpoche in 2016 as one his heart visions for the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas and under the direction of Ngawang Gelek (Khen Rinpoche), resident abbot at the garden. Our purpose is to fully train students in all aspects of Buddhist philosophy, theory and practice.

The institute is a place for exploration, learning and discourse on the over 2000 year old Buddhist tradition. Our faculty of Khen Rinpoche, Jetsunma Palmo and Namchak Khenpo offer unparalleled world class education. We welcome everyone to join us for this landmark program at the beautiful Montana campus at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas.

Year Two Vajrayana 

July 1st – 31st

Year one of our two year shedra program on the Vajrayana covered five of the six classes of tantra. This year we will continue with the Ati Yoga or Dzogchen teachings and complete the tantric teachings. Sang-Ngag Rinpoche will begin our summer program with relevant empowerments and teachings; thereafter the shedra will be taught by Khen Rinpoche and Jetsunma. This year in addition to elucidating the meanings of the concluding section of the Treasury of Precious Qualities, we will be offering the complete transmission and teachings on the Chöying Dzö, Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena by Longchenpa. This program is restricted and will only be open to those who attended the Vajrayana year one last summer. This program is restricted and will only be open to those who attended the Vajrayana year one last summer.

Additional weekend program topics held throughout the month of July and schedule to be announced soon.

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