You need to obtain your own copy of Lama Tsongkhapa’s The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim Chenmo) published in three volumes by Snow Lion.
Audio material will be available as a download from the module page of the Lamrim Chenmo study centre (included in the course fees) or as six MP3 CDs posted at the beginning of the course.
Tutor group and online learning environment
You will join a tutor group within a purpose built online learning environment, providing access to discussion questions, audio material, chat facilities, resource links and material.
Discussion questions will be posted by the tutor every two weeks onto the study centre for online discussions. Guided meditations will be posted monthly (depending on the topic).
Contact time and essays
As with the Foundation of Buddhist Thought, there will be three months’ contact time and one month’s non-contact time where you will complete a 1,500 word essay. Unlike the Foundation of Buddhist Thought there will be no final review, review questions, or essaylettes.
Completion and certificate
To have completed the course, you are required to:
- read the text fully and listen to the audio material
- join in a majority of all egroup discussions
- do the guided meditations
- complete the essay for each module
A completion certificate will be presented at the end of the course if you have completed the requirements.
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