Supporting Curriculum

Our Supporting Curriculum expands on and deepens the students’ knowledge gained in the Heart Curriculum.


SC1 Our Heart Lamas

SC2 Dharma Toolkit

SC3 Vows and Commitments

SC4 Lamrim: The Sutra Path

SC5 The Tantric Path

SC1 | Our Heart Lamas

From time to time we will use the published words of our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, as the basis for teachings.

SC2 | Dharma Toolkit

These informal 90-minute modules provide practical information on how to perform certain recommended practices fundamental in our tradition.

SC3 | Vows and Commitments

In these modules we learn the intricacies of the three levels of vows that are crucial for the development of buddhahood: those of individual liberation, the bodhisattva, and tantra.

Pratimoksha vows
Bodhisattva vows
Tantric vows and commitments
Fifty Verses of Guru Devotion
Six-Session Guru Yoga Practice

SC4 | Lamrim: The Sutra Path

The modules here, which will change from time to time, will expand on in particular the topics covered in HC3 Discovering Buddhism.

SC5 | The Tantric Path

From time to time we will have commentaries on the various deity practices, such as Yamantaka, Vajra Yogini, and Heruka Chakrasamvara, as well as on practcies such as Guru Puja, tsog offerings, etc. We will also hold empowerments into various deities.