Teacher Training Programme

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 Centers follow this in-depth programme of study and practice.

When is the Teacher Training Programme held?

Monday 8:00 -10:00 am; 7:00 – 9:00 pm and Tuesday 8:00 -10:00 am at Madhyamaka KMC with Madhyamaka’s Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Delek studying Tantric Grounds and Paths

To find out more and to join the programme please contact the Education Programme Coordinator at epc@madhyamaka.org
Students on the TTP have usually studied for some years on the Foundation Programme first.



The program comprises the following twelve subjects, based on Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings and the corresponding commentaries 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 Eight Steps to Happiness

3. The Heart Sutra, based on the commentary 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 Understanding 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 andMahamudra Tantra

10. Vajrayogini Tantra, based on the commentary 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