FAQ: Courses at Drupgni Khading Ling
Who can participate in DK Ling's courses?
Anyone interested in Buddhism or wishing to deepen his or her understanding is welcome to join our courses. Previous knowledge or experience is explicitely not required as we also offer courses for beginners.
I do not speak any of the languages in the registartion form fluently. Can I still participate?
If our schedule allows it we may hold classes in Hindi or Sherpa language. Unfortunately we cannot teach in other languages, and may only in few exceptional cases be able to porvide one of our representatives as translator for German, French or Ukrainese. Please contact usi n advance if you are not fluent in English, Nepali or Tibetan.
I am not sure for which course level to sign up.
No problem. Just choose one that fits most likely. If we find out during your participation that the level is not appropriate, you can easily shift into another class.
Where are the courses held? How do I find the location?
All our courses are held in our center in Aarubhari, near Boudha in Kathmandu. You can find us on google maps (Drupgni Khading Ling Nepal) or arrange with our staff to pick you up at the entrance gate of the Boudhanath-stupa on your first day of participation. Use the "additional comment" section in the registration form if you need help to find our center.
What does DK Ling charge for the course participation?
Nothing. All our courses run on donation basis and you are free to choose how much you want to give. Donations can be small offerings or gifts duing or after the course or some money donated to our center.
We want to participate with a group. Is that possible?
Of course. We are happy to teach a bigger number of people. However, our facilties currently do not allow us to accept groups with more than 15 participants.
Do I have to attend each class of a course?
In a group class you do not necessarily have to be present for every single class but we recommend you to come as often as possible in order to keep up with the advancement of the group. You are requested to inform us about your missing and will not be accepted for a course if you cannot participate in at least half of the lessons.
Will I receice a certificate if I complete one of the courses at DK Ling?
Our courses do not yet have the status of an official study program or language classes. Therefore we currently cannot provide approved certificates but may issue a proof of participation including your estimated learning level.