The curriculum of Namgyal Monastery historically is very heavily focused on tantric rituals. In 1959, after coming into exile, the study of Buddhist Philosophy, including debate, has been incorporated into the curriculum.

The monks at Namgyal Monastery undergo a rigorous study and training in Buddhist philosophy and practice over a period of thirteen years, culminating in their degree of Rabjampa (roughly “Master”) in Sutra and Tantra.

The curriculum is focused on philosophy and rituals, including memorization of Buddhist prayers and tantric texts for practice and visualization.