The Online Dhamma Sekhiya Course

The Dhammasekhiya course is an eight months residential course held in the Nagaloka campus designed to introduce students to the Buddhist teachings and practices in a practical and meaningful manner. The subjects and practices covered include: basic teachings from the Pali and Buddhist Sanskrit sources, Buddhist ethics, puja and devotional practices, basic meditation practices, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s approach to Buddhism, an introduction to social work in India and the application of Buddhist principles to that work, how to study effectively, how to communicate effectively and how to teach the Dhamma in a practical manner. 

As we know that due to the unprecedented calamity of Covid-19 lead nationwide lockdown, we have decided, instead of residential training, we should go with 4 months  online training from year 2020. Therefore we started an online selection procedure for the Dhamma Sekhiya course in which we are going to select 40 candidates.

However, from the year 2022, we continued with both 4 months Online and 8 months Residential courses.

Eligibility for Online Dhammasekhiya Students:

  • Age preferably between 18 to 50. ( exceptions can be made )
  • The qualification must be 12th passed or equivalent.
  • Reasonable written and verbal fluency in HINDI and ENGLISH.
  • Students should have basic Internet knowledge and have smartphones or equivalent equipment for online classes.
  • Students should have a strong desire to understand Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and the Buddha, practice Buddhism, as well as its social implications.

Code of conduct:

  • Trainees should participate in all the online program activities, eg. Web room teaching, group discussion, presentations, etc. The classes will be every day from 10. 00 am. to 1.00  pm. except Sunday.
  • Trainees should give up bad habits, eg. Chewing tobacco, smoking, taking alcohol, etc.
  • Trainees should have to stay for the whole period of the course. If you need any leaves at Emergency, he or she must have prior consideration from the Authority.
  • During the whole period of course the trainee should keep in contact with one Ex-trainee/Alumni as his/her mentor from the respective States.
Current batch admission process stopped. Next batch admission starts from Sept 2023…