Fall 2022 Cohort

Now Accepting Applications!

Applications will be accepted until September 1st 2022. For those applying for financial assistance, application AND scholarship application must be completed by August 1st 2022.


2 Years | 400+ Hours

Video content unlocked on September 10th 2022 | First live online class September 17th 2022


SRI'S COUNSELOR PROGRAM  is an innovative training combining contemporary theory and practice in counseling informed by psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience--with the wisdom and practice of Sowa Rigpa. Students complete a Foundations Year of Sowa Rigpa (as part of a blended cohort of Practitioner and Counselor students) and for Year 2 of the Counselor program, experience the dialectical team teaching of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and Dr. Caroline Van Damme, along with select guest teachers sharing their expertise for topics of special focus and interest.

*students who have already completed the Foundations Year in the now-discontinued self-paced recordings format should email info@sowarigpainstitute.org and/or make an office hours appointment at https://purelandfarms.as.me/applicantinterview to discuss your integration into the cohort!

In Year 2, students watch some pre-recorded lecture material on their own time and also participate in live online lectures, interactive discussion, breakout  sessions of experiential practices, and yogic practices. Over the course of the year they also complete  and share with their class  an independent research or case study project.


Students watch approximately 6 hours of pre-recorded videos per week on their own time and meet once a week with teacher on Zoom for 90 minutes.

Courses are arranged on a trimester schedule with breaks in December/January, April and August.

Live sessions take place on Saturdays at:
7am Los Angeles | 10am New York | 4pm Rome
Check your time zone

First live session: Saturday September 17th


Tuition is US$3000 for Year 1 and US$4000 for Year 2 (scholarship program is available by application)  


A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the program, demonstrating that Sowa Rigpa Institute affirm's the student's competence to practice Sowa Rigpa Counseling in a professional capacity (local jurisdictions may regulate the practice of counseling; Sowa Rigpa is not regulated, licensed or legally recognized in most parts of the world as of this writing).

SRI offers several certificate programs as shown in this infographic: