Whether for an introduction or more advanced study, there are India-wide courses and retreats. McLeod Ganj is the main centre for the study of Tibetan Buddhism; public teachings or audiences are given by both the Dalai Lama and the 17th Karmapa.
Where to Go
Library of Tibetan Works & Archives Serious Buddhist philosophy courses in McLeod Ganj.
Himachal Vipassana Centre Strict 10-day retreats in Dharamkot, near McLeod Ganj; they operate monthly.
Tushita Meditation Centre Ten-day introduction-to-Buddhism tasters as well as retreats and drop-in meditation sessions; Dharamkot.
Deer Park Institute Courses and workshops on Buddhist and Indian philosophy, and meditation retreats led by Buddhist masters; in Bir.
Jammu & Kashmir
Mahabodhi Centre Three-day introductory vipassana courses and daily drop-in meditation classes near Leh.
Global Pagoda Vipassana courses from one to 10 days on Gorai Island.
Vipassana International Academy Holds 10-day vipassana courses in Igatpuri.