Take your practice deeper
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.
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.
Foundation Program FAQs
The Foundation Program is currently studying the book ‘How to Understand the Mind’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This inspiring book offers us deep insights into the nature and extraordinary potential of our mind. It shows how an understanding of the mind can be used practically in everyday experience to significantly improve our inner peace, happiness and quality of life.
The book includes a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light positive mind – showing how to recognise and abandon states of minds that harm us, and to replace them with peaceful beneficial ones. It also describes different types of mind in detail, revealing the depth and profundity of the Buddhist understanding of the mind. The book concludes with a detailed explanation of meditation, showing how by controlling and transforming our mind we can attain a lasting state of joy, independent of external conditions.
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.
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.
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.