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Study Programs

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Deepen your understanding and experience of meditation and Buddhism. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, has designed three study programs that form the core of Kadampa Buddhism, being the General Program, Foundation Program and Teacher Training Program. This contemporary approach to the study and practice of Buddhist meditation and insight into how to solve our problems, reach our full potential, and find real peace and happiness, is taught in a way that is relevant for all.

“By relying on the Three Study Programmes we can gradually increase our wisdom until it is completely mature, like a full moon. With this kind of wisdom we will have a firm, stable confidence when teaching Dharma to others.”
— Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Foundation Program

The Foundation Program (FP) is open to everyone and you can join at any point in the year. Through in-depth study and practice we learn how to integrate Buddha’s wisdom into our normal daily life. In this way we gradually find deep inner peace and happiness. The Foundation Program offers a structured approach to learning Buddhist meditation and practice through the study of a particular book. Classes consist of chanted prayers, guided meditations, teachings and discussion. For those outside Dublin, you can participate on this program via correspondence. 

Questions?

Foundation Program FAQs

The Foundation program is focused on the study of the book entitled ‘The new heart of wisdom’. This book offers a road map to realising the profound inner peace and happiness that comes from exploring the true nature of things, which Buddha described as a state of limitless possibility, known as emptiness. To see if the foundation program suits your needs, we are offering a free 3-week trial for those who may be interested. If you are interested, just drop us a line at taracentreepc@gmail.com.

This text reveals the profound meaning of the very heart of Buddha’s teachings – the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. The author shows how all of our problems and suffering come from our ignorance of the ultimate nature of things, and how we can abandon this ignorance and come to enjoy pure, lasting happiness through a special wisdom associated with compassion for all living beings.

The Foundation Program fee is €40 per month. By joining the Foundation Program, you will enjoy the benefits of Centre membership. This entitles you to free access to all classes at the Centre and discounts on certain events.

Please contact us at taracentreepc@gmail.com if you would like to find out more about Foundation Program, and/or how to join.

Teacher Training Program

The Teacher Training Program (TTP) offers the perfect opportunity to train as an authentic teacher of Kadampa Buddhism. This committed study program covers twelve of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books on Sutra and Tantra, and includes a series of meditation retreats. TTP is the perfect basis for transforming our minds and swiftly progressing on the spiritual path. The Teacher Training Program offers a structured approach to learning for dedicated practitioners. Classes consist of prayers, guided meditations, teachings and discussion.

Questions?

Teacher Training FAQs

The TTP is currently studying the book ‘Great Treasury of Merit’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This inspiring text provides a full explanation of how to practise Offering to the Spiritual Guide (Lama Chöpa), one of the most important meditation practices of Kadampa Buddhism.

A work of unparalleled profundity and clarity, this book contains a wealth of accessible and practical instructions on Lamrim, Lojong and Tantric Mahamudra, the very essence of Buddha’s teachings. An indispensable handbook for all those who wish to accomplish the swift path to enlightenment.

The Teacher Training Program fee is €40 per month. By joining TTP, you will enjoy the benefits of Centre membership. This entitles you to free access to all classes at the Centre and discounts on certain events.

Please contact us at taracentreepc@gmail.com if you would like to hear more about the Teacher Training Program, and/or how to join.

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