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Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Tibetan Buddhist Meditation
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Practitioner

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

This course gives a history and philosophy of Buddhism in Tibet and shows you how to perform the Tibetan Buddhist meditation Lamrim. Lamrim means the stages on the path to enlightenment enabling you to change your life. Each lesson adds a layer of meditation techniques and shows various deep analytical methods of calming the mind. You will find it helps prevent illness and improve recovery after ill-health. Techniques and mental exercises are introduced so that you can apply T’ai Chi principles to everyday life situations.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • Buddhism in Tibet
      • The Buddhist Schools of Tibet
      • Mahayana and Lamrim
      • Sutra and Tantra
      • Special Spiritual Traditions and Pureness
      • The Five Steps
      • A Glossary of Useful Terms


  • Lesson Two
    • Meditation
      • The Need to Practise
      • Preparing for Meditation
      • Dealing with the Five Hindrances
      • Boredom
      • Everything is Within
      • A Meditation Method (Part One)


  • Lesson Three
    • Diving More Deeply/Lamrim
      • Mantra
      • A Meditation Method (Part Two)
      • Hard Work, but Worth It
      • Step One – Special Human Rebirth – Life is Good
      • Step Two – Death and Impermanence – Death is Certain
      • Step Three – The Lower Realms – Seres et Metes
      • Mindfulness


  • Lesson Four
    • Lamrim (Continued)
      • Get on With It
      • Step Four – Refuge – Deal with It
      • Step Five – Karma – Kindness to All
      • Step Six – Suffering – Body Brings Pain
      • Beyond the Illusion – Breaking the Mould


  • Lesson Five
    • Facing Reality
      • Being a Peacock’
      • Feed Me!
      • Step Seven – Selfishness – Everyone is Me
      • Step Eight – Self Cherishing – Change your Mind
      • Step Nine – Equanimity – This Mountain, That Mountain
      • Practice of Purification
      • Thoughts


  • Lesson Six
    • Having a Good Heart
      • The Journey Continues
      • Atisha
      • Step Ten – Recognising Mother as Self – Everyone is Mother
      • Step Eleven – Kindness to Mother and from Mother – Love Is All
      • Step Twelve – Kindness to All by Equalising Self and Others – Put Others First
      • All You Need is Love


  • Lesson Seven
    • Understanding Reality
      • ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ People
      • The Mind
      • Step Thirteen – Equalising Self and Others – All is Life
      • Step Fourteen – Exchanging Self and Others – Kindness Brings Freedom
      • Step Fifteen – Compassion – Life Brings Suffering


  • Lesson Eight
    • Begin and Continue
      • Metamorphosis – Deep Change/Complete Change
      • What you Think, you Are
      • Step Sixteen – Love – Just Give Love
      • Step Seventeen – Enlightenment – All Must Change
      • Step Eighteen – Bodhisatva
      • Breathing is Good for You
      • Taking the Sufferings of Others
      • Do Not be ‘Hairy’


  • Lesson Nine
    • The Final Stages
      • Emptiness
      • Step Nineteen – Tranquil Abiding – Clear and Calm
      • Step Twenty – Selflessness and Emptiness – Calmness, Emptiness
      • Step Twenty One –The Teacher/Guru – Om Mane Padme Hung
      • Shelter from the Storm
      • Changeable Suffering
      • Let it Be
      • Practice, Practice, Practice


  • Lesson Ten
    • Keep Travelling
      • The Steps
      • Good Medicine
      • Change your Mind
      • The Six Perfections
      • Be Enthusiastic
      • Work at the Weeding
      • Deal with Life
      • Control
      • The Answer is Within
      • Refuse to Carry the Luggage
      • Find your Path

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.