Shedra Academic Curriculum

Academic Curriculum

Lower Sutra Course-1st year

Major Subject:

Bodhisattvacharyatara (Engaging in the conducts of Boddhisattva)

Acharya Shantideva

Minor Subjects:

Lungtenpai Tsawa Sumchupa (Tibetan Grammar; “Thirty Verses”)

Thunmi Sambota

Tagrig (Dialectical Syllogism)

Khenpo Tsundrue

Lower Sutra Course-2nd Year

Major Subjects:

Khenpai Tsulla Jugpai Go(Entrance to the Ways of the Wise)

Mipham

Minor Subjects

Datroeth Taggi Jugpa (Tibetan    Grammar, “The Conjugation of Genders”)

  Thumi Sambota

Lower Sutra Course-3rd Year

Major Subjects

Madhyamakavatara(Entering the Middle Way)

Acharya Chandrakirti

Minor Subjects

Kabyadarsha(First half of the middle chapter)(Treatise on Poetry & Compossition called Mirror)

Acharya Dandi

Lower Sutra Course-4th Year

Major Subjects:

Pramana Vartika(2nd Chapter)(Interpretative Treatise on Valid Cognition)

Acharya Dharmakirti

Minor Subjects

Shedrub Luedrelpa Ketaka( Commentary on the Wisdom Chapter called Ketaka)

Mipham

Kabyadarsha(Second half of the middle chapter) (Treatise on Poetry & Composition called Mirror)

Acharya Dandi

Higher Sutra Course-5th Year

Major Subjects:

Mahayana Uttara Tantra Karika( Suprem Teachings on the Greater Vehicle)

Lord Maitreya

Sutralankara Karika ( The Ornament of Sutras)

Lord Maitreya

Commentary,”Thegchog Duetsie Gatoen” ( The Feast of Ambrosia of the Greater Vehicle)

Mipham

Pramana Vartika( 1st Chapter) (Interpretative Treatise on Valid Cognition)

Acharya Dharmakirti

Commentary,” Legshed Nangwai Ter” ( The Treasury of Illustrious Saying)

Mipham

Minor Subjects:

Ngeshe Dronme( Lamp of Definite Understanding)

  Mipham

Higher Sutra Course-6th Year

Major Subjects:

Exegesis on Abhisamayalankara Karika

Patrul

Minor Subjects:

Tongthun Sengei Ngaro ( Exegesis on the Sugata Garbha called, “Lion’s Roar”)

Mipham

Tantra Course-7th Year

Major Subjects:

Sang Nying Chidon” Odsel Nyingpo” (Essence of Clear Light; An exegesis on Guhyagarbha tantra)

Mipham

Minor Subjects:

 

 

Tantra Course-8th Year

Major Subjects:

Yonten Rinpochei Zoeth Gawai Chhar ( Treasury of Good Qualities called ” Shower of Joy”

Jigmey Lingpa

Minor Subjects:

Yidshin Rinpochei Zoth (Treasury  of Wish Fulling Gems)

Longchenpa

Men Ngag Tatreng ( Rosary of Instruction on the Views)

Padmasambhava

 Tantra Course-9th Year

 Major Subjects:

 Dzogpa Chenpo Sem Nyid Nyalso ( Relaxing in the Reality of Mind; exposition on the teaching of the Great Perfection)

 Longchenpa

Minor Subjects:

Kyerim Ogmin Drothpai Themke(Instruction on the Development Stage called the Steps to Akanistha Heaven)

Jigmey Lingpa