Teacher Training Programme

Commit To Your Meditation Practice & Dharma Study

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Three sessions per week:
Mondays 8am – 10am
and 7pm – 9pm
Tuesdays 8am – 10am

Teacher Training Programme will be starting Ocean of Nectar in September. A wonderful opportunity to study Buddha’s most profound teachings on the ultimate nature of reality.

Try a free taster on Monday Sept 9 8am – 10am and 7pm – 9pm

contact epc@madhyamaka.org to book a place

The Teacher Training Program (TTP) is designed for people who wish to train as authentic Dharma Teachers or simply engage with Buddha’s teachings in the deepest possible manner. In addition to completing the study of fourteen texts of Sutra and Tantra, the student is required to observe certain commitments with regard to behaviour and way of life, and to complete a number of meditation retreats. Through a deep and continuing commitment to the programme of study, meditation, discussion, and retreat, we can gain deep experience of Buddha’s teachings, establish a strong meditation practice, and become a qualified teacher in our own right.

The Teacher

The Teacher Training Programme is taught by Gen Kelsang Thekchen, the Resident Teacher at Madhyamaka KMC.

What is the structure?

Students sign up to complete all the books and undertake to attend every class, to learn the material, and to take a test at the conclusion of each book. There is also a commitment to attend the scheduled meditation retreats held at the centre.

What happens at a class?

Prior to class, students study an assigned portion of the text, usually a few pages long, and memorize the essential points. The class begins with chanted prayers and guided meditation. The teacher then reads from the book while giving commentary to the text. Afterwards the students divide into pairs to discuss the section. The teacher and students then conclude what to meditate on in the next class and how to practice during the week.

How much will it cost?

The cost is £35 a month to become a monthly member which also includes free admission to General Programme Classes at the Centre and branches, weekend events, and retreats at the Centre (except empowerments, meals and accommodation)

To find out more about Teacher Training Programme, please contact the Education Programme Coordinator, epc@madhyamaka.org, for further information.

Correspondence Study Programmes

For those who cannot attend the Centre to study, it is possible to study at home. The teachings can be downloaded from the internet or posted to the student in CD or mp3 format. The student then studies at home with the regular support of Madhyamaka KMC. For more information please contact the Education Programme Coordinator, epc@madhyamaka.org.

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