For each module there is a book of some 130 – 150 pages written by Geshe Tashi which we ask that you buy yourself. Each module contains 12 hours of audio teachings that you can either download from the Study Centre, or receive as MP3 tracks burned onto CDs.
The teachings are taken from Geshe Tashi’s 2008-2009, 2013 Jamyang London campus course. There is also a list of optional recommended reading, which you can buy through you local bookseller or online.
As a student you will use these books and audio teachings and meditations given to you to explore each topic. You will be part of a moderated learning group with a moderator who sends you discussion questions every two weeks. Your active discussion with the other members of your group will bring the topics to life. There are also quizzes, essays and exams.
This mixture of reading, listening, discussing and writing means that you can really come to understand these profound and important concepts. You can read more about each activity by visiting Study Experience.
About buying Geshe Tashi’s books:
You will have to buy Geshe Tashi’s books. Please make sure you have the relevant course book prior to the beginning of each module that you will be studying.
The 6 published books are:
Module 1: The Four Noble Truths, The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 1, Geshe Tashi Tsering, Wisdom Publications, 2005. ISBN: 0-86171-270-6.
Module 2: Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth, The Foundation of Buddhist Thought Volume 2, Geshe Tashi Tsering, Wisdom Publications, 2008. ISBN: 0-86171-271-4
Module 3: Buddhist Psychology, The Foundation of Buddhist Thought Volume 3, Geshe Tashi Tsering, Wisdom Publications, 2006. ISBN: 0-86171-272-2.
Module 4: The Awakening Mind, The Foundation of Buddhist Thought Volume 4, Geshe Tashi Tsering, Wisdom Publications, 2008. ISBN: 0-86171-510-1
Module 5: Emptiness, The Foundation of Buddhist Thought Volume 5, Geshe Tashi Tsering, Wisdom Publications, 2009. ISBN: 0-86170-151-1X
Module 6: Tantra, The Foundation of Buddhist Thought Volume 6 , Geshe Tashi Tsering, Wisdom Publications, 2012. ISBN : 1614290113
You can buy the books from Wisdom Publications in America (http://www.wisdompubs.org/author/geshe-tashi-tsering) or Wisdom Books in UK and Europe (http://www.wisdom-books.com/Author.asp?AUTH=Geshe+Tashi+Tsering).
You can also buy them new or second hand on Amazon and other on-line bookshops, they deliver to most countries.
The FBT administration cannot be involved/responsible in any way in the process of you buying the books from third parties. If for any reason you are unable to get hold of the books, please let us know.
Downloading the Audio Files from the On-line Study Centre:
If you select option 1, you will need to make sure you are able to download teachings from the Internet. You will need to be proficient in computer use to use this option, and have a good broadband connection.
The FBT administration is limited in what we can do to assist you technologically from afar, so please do double check that you are able to download audio files from the Internet before choosing this option.