Participation requirements & Certification

  • The full 7-year program will be taught by His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche at the International Buddhist Academy in Kathmadu.
  • Selected partner centers will host the first three years of this program to be taught by qualified lamas and guest teachers (please go to CENTERS page for more information).
  • His Holiness will teach directly in English with the possibility of translations into other languages for groups. Simultaneous translation into Mandarin Chinese is confirmed for 2017.
  • The first year (2017) is open to everyone. Participation from the second year (2018) onward requires completion of the previous levels.
  • At the end of each year’s course, participants will receive a certification attesting their qualification to continue the program. This will help students gain an authentic understanding of the entire path.
  • A special certificate will be awarded to participants for completion of the full 7-year program.


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