Stages of Meditation Online Course

This curriculum was created at the request of Kyabje Garchen Rinpoche by Khenpo Samdrup, based upon his book The Stages of Meditation, Awakening the Mind. It is intended to give real world experience in a progressive series of meditation techniques to enhance the meditation experience of students at all levelsā€”and also to be easy to access by students everywhere. Garchen Rinpoche expressed that it has been his wish to make such a course available online for years.

Fee: $99
$25 will go to the fundraiser, Educate Tibet (more info here)

Access: Teachings are accessed online either via live streaming, or as archivedĀ videos. Ā See schedule below.

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How the course works:

This course is designed to take students step-by-step through a series of progressive meditation techniques.

Each technique has clear meditation instructions and objectives. These include a minimum time commitment spent in meditation practice of each technique as outlined by Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche. The minimum time requirements ensure that students become thoroughly familiar with each meditation practice before moving on. The course is self-paced and you control the rate you progress through it.

To support your practice throughout the course and answer questions, there are:

  • Supplemental resources for each technique for students who wish to explore the topic further
  • A discussion forum for each technique that allows students to engage in discussions with other students in the class
  • Q&A about the practices that will be answered by teaching assistants, Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche or Kyabje Garchen Rinpoche, dependingĀ upon the nature of the question.


  • Precious Human Birth Teaching and Meditation
  • Impermanence Teaching and Meditation
  • Karma Teaching and Meditation
  • Defects of Samsara Teaching and Meditation
  • Chenrezig Empowerment Loving Kindness Teaching and Meditation
  • Compassion Teaching and Meditation
  • Bodhisattva Vows and Bodhicitta Teaching and Meditation
  • Shamatha Calm-abiding Teaching and Meditation
  • Vipassana Insight Teaching and Meditation
  • Buddha White Tara Empowerment and Generation Stage Teaching and Meditation
  • Completion Stage Teaching and Meditation
  • Flight of Garuda Teaching and Meditation

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