It was designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche as an integrated program of Buddhist studies for today's circumstances. It is a comprehensive, practice-oriented, five-year course for committed students who wish to progress in study and practice. It is offered at many FPMT centers around the world.
The Masters Program
This is an intensive, residential, full-time course in Buddhist sutra and tantra studies. It is based on the traditional Geshe study program in Tibetan Gelug monastic universities and provides students committed to the Lama Tsong Khapa tradition with the opportunity for further study and to become qualified FPMT teachers. The program consists of five and a half years of study and one year of retreat. It is given at the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Italy, where the teachings are in Tibetan with translation into English and Italian, and it can be studied remotely. There is also a condensed Teacher Program for part-time students, which can be launched at the centres.