Basic Program Retreats
Here you find information about retreats in FPMT centers that offer students of the BASIC PROGRAM the possibility to fullfill the three-month Lam-rim retreat requirement. This Basic Program completion requirement can be fulfilled by doing three times one month of lam-rim retreat, or in longer stretches; one three-month retreat is recommended as the ideal way to integrate the study of the Basic program subjects.
For BASIC PROGRAM Homestudy students, the completion requirement is a one-month Lam-rim retreat.
FPMT offers several other Buddhist study programs in addition to the Basic Program; for more information, please click here.
*Additions and corrections to your Basic Program retreat as listed here can be made by contacting Education Services .
Three-months retreats at the conclusion of their Basic Program will be offered by:
Kopan Monastery, Nepal, Summer 2013
One-month retreats are offered as part of their Basic Program or Masters Program by:
Institut Vajra Yogini, Lavaur, France, January/February 2013
this retreat is now completed; dates for next winter's retreat will be announced
Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy, completed for 2012 - further retreats will be announced
Oselling, Sierra Nevada, Spain, 4 July - 2 August 2013
Kalachakra Retreat Center, France; 170 KM from Paris by direct train, 27 December 2012 - 26 January 2013 completed - retreat dates for winter 2013-2014 will be announced
Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, Queensland, end 2013 or mid 2014, to be confirmed
Nalanda Monastery, France, June 2015, Jan-Feb 2017, Jan-Feb 2018