Teacher Training Programme

Sundays 10.30am - 2pm

TTP Dates:
(These dates maybe subject to change. Please keep in contact with the TTP monitor.)

April 10
April 17 No Class, Easter break
April 24
May 1, 2nd session special online event
May 8
May 15
May 22
May 29
June 5
June 11 No Class, International Spring Festival
June 18 No Class
June 26
July 3
July 10 Guru Yoga Mandala Retreat
July 17 
July 24 Refuge Retreat
Summer Break

August 28
September 4 Lamrim Retreat
September 11
September 18
September 25 No Class – UK Dharma Celebration
October 2
October 9
October 16 No Class – International Kadampa Fall Festival in New York
October 23
October 30
November 6
November 13
November 20
November 27
December 4
December 11
December 18 No Class – South West Dharma Celebration – Here!

Christmas Break

January 8

The purpose of the Teacher Training Program (TTP) is to provide an extensive presentation of Kadampa Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience and to train as qualified Teachers of Modern Buddhism.

The programme comprises of studying the following books on Sutra and Tantra and by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso:

1. The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, based on the commentary Joyful Path of Good Fortune

2. Training the Mind, based on the commentaries Universal Compassion and The New Eight  Steps to Happiness

3. The Heart Sutra, based on the commentary The New Heart of Wisdom

4. Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, based on the commentary Meaningful to Behold

5. Types of Mind, based on the commentary How to Understand the Mind

6. Guide to the Middle Way, based on the commentary Ocean of Nectar

7. Vajrayana Mahamudra, based on the commentary Clear Light of Bliss

8. The Bodhisattva’s Moral Discipline, based on the commentary The Bodhisattva Vow

9. Offering to the Spiritual Guide, based on the commentaries Great Treasury of Merit and Mahamudra Tantra

10. Vajrayogini Tantra, based on the commentary The New Guide to Dakini Land

11. Grounds and Paths of Secret Mantra, based on the commentary Tantric Grounds and Paths

12. The Practice of Heruka Body Mandala, based on the commentary Essence of Vajrayana

Further Information:

The Teacher Training Programme requires enrollment.

For further information contact our Education Programme Co-ordinator – [email protected]