Summer Buddhist

Studies Certificate Program July 2023

‘Without knowing anything, there can be no practice. Our study and practice will be like a lamp which illuminates the darkness, like the sun rising
to light the morning.’

– Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche on Shedra

July 2-28, 2023

at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

This summer, Ewam Buddhist Institute invites people of all backgrounds for an unforgettable experience of receiving teachings on core Buddhist philosophy and practices in a Western educational style.


Shedra is a Tibetan word meaning “place of teaching.” It traditionally refers to the education provided in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and nunneries. Ewam’s Shedra provides comprehensive teachings for everyone with no need to take monastic vows.


Our curriculum covers the theory and practice of the three vehicles of the entire Buddhist path of Sutra and Tantra in a unique and invaluable way with ample time for study, practice, and enjoying the beautiful mountain atmosphere of the Buddha Garden. 

July 2-13: Sutra 101: General Outer Preliminaries with Khen Rinpoche Ngawang Gelek

July 16-27: NYON111: Guide to Ngondro with Khen Rinpoche Ngawang Gelek

July 3-13: Sutra 103: The Extraordinary Inner Preliminaries II with Jetsunma Jamyang Palmo

July 18-28: Sutra 102: The Extraordinary Inner Preliminaries I with Jetsunma Jamyang Palmo

July 3-13 & 18-28: MED 112: Analytical/Calm Abiding Meditation with Jetsunma Jamyang Palmo

More information about Program


We are no longer offering shuttle services to/from the airport /garden. Please take care of your own transportation. Calling an Uber or Aiport Shuttle from Missoula is an option other than renting a car.


Each 11 and 12 day program includes accommodations, 3 meals a day and tuition. For those who prefer to do their own meals contact [email protected] for pricing.

Online/Commuter: $600.00

Camping: $1370.00

Shared Room: $1590.00

Private Room:$1810.00

For Payment, please include transaction fee. Please include a note on PayPal indicating 'Shedra and program (eg. Sutra101)'

Sutra 101
Sutra 102 and Med 112
Sutra 103 and Med 112

For additional information, please email [email protected]