The Rigpa Shedra (study college) - which takes place every winter in the sacred place of Pharping, in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal - is a traditional and comprehensive Buddhist education programme focusing on the in-depth study of classic Buddhist texts and the Tibetan language. It is under the guidance of Khenpo Namdrol and is hosted by him at his Palyul Retreat Centre.
Would you like to deepen your knowledge and understanding of Buddhist teachings? Or maybe even train to become a Tibetan translator or Buddhist scholar? Then why not join Rigpa's Shedra East in 2010.
Next year, Shedra East will take place from January-April 2010 (exact dates to be confirmed). It is open to all Rigpa students and it is not necessary to have attended the Shedra previously.
In 2010, Shedra students who have already attended two or more years of shedra, will study the Introduction to the Middle Way (Skt. Madhyamakāvatāra; Tib. Uma la Jukpa), Chandrakirti’s classic commentary on the meaning of Nagarjuna’s Mulamadhyamaka-karika.