Going Deeper: The Teacher Training Programme Sundays & Wednesdays

The Book We Are Studying

Within all of us lies a source of infinite bliss, clarity of wisdom, and compassion for others. In this unique and highly praised book, based on Buddha’s Tantric teachings, the contemporary Buddhist Master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, presents authentic methods for discovering this inner wealth for ourselves.

In a clear and precise way, he explains step-by-step how we can generate a deeply peaceful and concentrated mind by harnessing the subtle energy system within our body. With this blissful awareness we can uncover our true nature, destroy ignorance and suffering at its root, and swiftly become a source of inspiration and benefit for others. Clear Light of Bliss is a manual for Tantric meditation that reveals the most profound secrets of the ancient Yogis and makes their blissful experience accessible to the modern world.

The highest of all possible human goals is the attainment of complete enlightenment, an ultimate state of peace in which all obstacles obscuring the mind have been removed and all good qualities such as wisdom, compassion, and skilful means have been fully developed.

Going Deeper: The Teacher Training Programme

Teacher Training Programme (TTP), offers practitioners of Kadampa Buddhism the opportunity to study deeply, gain practical experience of both Sutra and Tantra as well as train to become qualified Dharma teachers.

The Programme consists of a dynamic combination of teachings, meditation and discussion, all of which enable us to go deeper into the layers of meaning within each book that we study. All of this helps us to make real progress along our spiritual path. Each class consists of preliminary prayers, guided meditation and reading from the book with commentary and discussion. All qualified Kadampa teachers follow this in-depth program of study and practice.

The programme involves the study of twelve texts, students are required to observe certain commitments with regard to behaviour and way of life, and an intention to engage regular meditation retreats run at Bodhisattva KMC.

There are many benefits to joining the Teacher Training Programme namely:

  • Increased personal insight, wisdom and experience of Dharma (Buddha’s teachings)
  • Studying and meditating more effectively following a specially-designed programme and qualified meditation teacher
  • An opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  • Help, support and friendship from like-minded people
  • Gain the ability to integrate Buddha’s instructions into busy modern life.
  • Learn to teach meditation and Buddhism.

For more information, please email epc@meditateinbrighton.com.

  • DATE & TIME

    Sundays & Wednesdays 7-9pm

    We are studying the book “Clear Light of Bliss”.  This is based on Buddha’s Tantric teachings.

    Schedule of upcoming classes:

    Nov 23 Wed – Discussion

    Nov 27 Sun – Class

    Nov 30 Wed – Class

    Dec 4 Sun – No Class (Dorje Shugden Empowerment at MKMC)

    Dec 7 Wed – No class (Guru yoga & mandala offering retreat)

    Dec 11 Sun – Discussion

    Dec 14 Wed – Class (last class in 2022)

  • COURSE LEVEL

    Suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their study and practice of Buddha’s teachings.

  • VENUE & PARKING

    Bodhisattva KMC, 3 Lansdowne Road, Brighton & Hove, BN3 1DN
    Free parking onsite

  • COURSE FEE & BOOKING

    As this programme is not a drop-in class, if you wish to join the Programme after trying the free taster class,  there is a commitment to studying a section of the book.

    To join the programme, you must become a gold or platinum member.  Gold membership is  £40 per month, and includes all our classes, courses and retreats.

    Visit our membership page for more information

    You can pay by standing order.

Teacher

Our Resident Teacher of Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre is Gen Kelsang Jigme.

Ordained as a monk in 1997 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Jigme has studied, practised and taught Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang’s guidance in major Kadampa Centres throughout the UK for many years. He shows a humble, kind example as a practitioner and his clear explanations of Buddha’s teachings give us the confidence to practise them in our daily life.