Pokhara - 25 Hemja, Kaski, Nepal

College

College

After completing the Sakya Monastic Basic School training (Class VIII) our monks start the Buddhist philosophical studies for the next ten years. After studying rigorously for eight years they receive the title of Kachupa, equal to Bachelor of Arts, and after another two years, they receive the Lopon degree, equal to Master of Arts. Presently, there are 25 monks enrolled in graduate studies under the guidance of three philosophy teachers led by Venerable Khenpo Jampa Dhakpa.

Our college’s academic curriculum:

PRELIMINARY COURSES

First Year

  1. Bodhisattvacaryavatara (The Bodhisattva Way of Life) by Shanti Deva
  2. Pramanayuktinidhi (Mind of Logic Reasoning) by Sakya Pandita

Second Year

Main Course

  1. Madhyamakavatara (Entering the Middle Way) by Chandrakirti
  2. Mulamadhyamikakarika (Root Wisdom of the Middle Way) by Nagarjuna

Secondary Course

  • Catuhs’atakashastrakarika ( Four Hundreds Verses on the Middle Way) by Aryadeva
  • Tawa nyen selt (Removal of Wrong Views) by Go bo Rab ‘Byams pa Bsod nams Seng ge
  • Rig Tsog Chema She (The Remaining Four of the Six Logical Works of Madhyamika) by Nagarjuna
  • Suhrllekha (A Letter to a Friend) by Nagarjuna
  • Ratnamala (Precious Garland) by Nagarjuna

Third Year

Main Course

  1. Rigter Rangdrel by Sakya Pandita

Secondary Course

  • Rigter Salje by Go bo Rab ‘Byams pa Bsod nams Sengge
  • Pramana Viniscaya by Dharma Kriti

Fourth Year

Main Course

  1. Pramana Vartika by Dharma Kriti

Secondary Course

  • Pramana Samuccaya by Dignaga
  • Rig Tsog Chema Nya (Remaining Five of the Seven Treaties of the Logics) by Dharmakirti

Last Year

Main Course

  1. Abhidharmakosha by Vasubhandu

Secondary Course

  • Abhidharmasamuchaya by Asangya
  • Tendrel Rapsel by Bsod Nams Sengge

Bachelor of Philosophy First Year

Main Course

  1. Abhisamayalankara (Ornament of Clear Realization) by Maitreya

Secondary Course

  • Bhedhon Sabmo Tergyi Kache by Kunkhen Gorampa
  • Tsikdhon Rabsal by Kunkhen Rongton Chenpo

Bachelor of Philosophy Second Year

Main Course

  1. Mulavinayasutra (The Root Sutra on the Vinaya) by Acharya Gunaprabha

Secondary Course

  • Dhulwa Sumgyapa (Three Hundreds Verses on Vinaya) by Acharya Shakyaprabha
  • Dhulwa Gyatso Nyingpo (The Heart of Sea on Vinaya) by Kunkhen Gorampa
  • Dhulwa Metok Trengyud by Arhat Sagha Lha

Bachelor of Philosophy Last Year

Main Course

  1. Trisamvara (Clear Differentiation of the Three Vows) by Sakya Pandita
  2. Dhomsum Khakong (Replenishment of the Three Vows) by Kunkhen Gorampa

Secondary Course

  • Jamyang Lamei Gonggyen Kyi Dhelpa (Commentary on the Ornament of Jamyang Lama Sakya Pandita’s Intent on the Three Vows) by Kunkhen Gorampa
  • Dhomsum Namnye by Ngari Panchen

Master of Philosophy First Year

Main Course

  1. Uma Chidhon (Overview of the Middle Way) by Kunkhen Gorampa

Secondary Course

  • Uma Nyingpo by Acharya Bhavaviveka
  • Thuppa Gongsal (Elucidation of the Sage’s Intent) by Sakya Pandita

Master of Philosophy Last Year

Main Course

  1. Uttaratantra (The Subline Continum) by Maitreya
  2. Madhyantavibhanga and Dharma-Dharmatavibhanga (Clear Distinction between the Middle Way and Extremes and Clear Distinction between Phenomena and their Reality) by Maitreya
  3. Sutralankara (Ornament of Mahayana Discourse) by Maitreya

Co-curricular Activities:

  1. Debate
  2. Essay Writing
  3. Resource Person Talk
  4. Handwriting Contest

Facilities:

  1. Library
  2. Computer and Multimedia Room
  3. Swimming Pool