Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has designed 3 unique Study Programs especially suited for people of this modern world: General Program (GP), Foundation Program (FP) and Teacher Training Program (TTP). GP includes all the above-mentioned basic courses (Learn to Meditate, Meditation & Buddhism, guided meditations…), weekend courses, events and retreats. These are on a drop-in basis and require no pre-requisites or commitment from students. FP & TTP are not drop-in classes, include certain commitments and enrolment is required.
Foundation Program (FP)
The purpose of the FP is to provide a systematic study of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism with the same group for an entire year. Through strengthening our daily practice in this way, we develop our wisdom, kind heart and ways to maintain a happy, peaceful mind. Each class comprises of prayers, meditation, a commentary to Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso book on study and a paired discussion. Personal study and group discussion are key elements to this program (Pre-registration required, program offered in French only). Find out more
Teacher Training Program (TTP)
The purpose of the Teacher Training Programme is to provide an extensive presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism, and to train as qualified New Kadampa Tradition Teachers. All Resident Teachers of Kadampa Buddhist Centres follow this in-depth programme of study and practice (Pre-registration required, program offered in French only) Find out more