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Sangha Laity Training Programs
The Sangha and Laity Training Programs are vocational training programs for current and aspirant members of the Buddhist Sangha and for Buddhist laymen and laywomen of at least eighteen years of age. The purpose of the programs is to provide a solid foundation in Buddhist studies and practice for those whose goal is an occupation in a Buddhist institution or community setting, in social service areas, or in educational institutions. These programs of study and training came in response to the growing number of Buddhist institutions, such as temples, monasteries, convents, schools, colleges and universities, and health centers, in America and in other countries that require their staff to be knowledgeable and proficient in Buddhist doctrine and practice. These programs also fill a need in the Buddhist world community for Buddhist training centers that provide education in orthodox teachings and training in traditional monastic systems and structures.

For details on the Sangha & Laity Training Programs, please see our SLTP Catalog 2023-2024.


Sagely City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (Main Campus)
2001 Talmage Road
Ukiah, California 95482
Tel: (707) 621-7000; Fax: (707) 462-0949
Email: sltp@drba.org

Sagely City of the Dharma Realm (Branch Campus)
1029 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Tel: (916) 374-8268; Fax: (916) 374-8234

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery (Branch Campus)

(Institute of World Religions)
2304 McKinley Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 U.S.A.
Tel: (510) 848-3440
Email: info@berkeleymonastery.org

Dates for the Upcoming Terms

Term Start Date End Date
2024 Spring 2/1/2024 6/20/2024
2024 Summer 7/1/2024 8/25/2024
2024 Fall 9/1/2024 1/25/2025
2025 Spring 2/1/2025 6/20/2025
2025 Summer 7/1/2025 8/25/2025

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education


CPPEA Required Documents

The California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (CPPEA) requires institutions to provide the following documents on their website.

Please visit our Consumer Resources page.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education’s website: www.bppe.ca.gov