Going Deeper: The Teacher Training Programme Sundays and Wednesdays

  • DATE & TIME

    Sundays 7-9pm

    Wednesdays 7-9pm

    Teachings are offered online.

    We are continuing to study, Mahamudra Tantra.  This book explains the Tantric path of attaining the union of Great Bliss and Emptiness, which is the essence of the Buddhist path to Enlightenment.

    Schedule of upcoming classes:

    May 2 Vajrasattva Retreat
    May 5 Vajrasattva Retreat
    May 9 Discussion
    May 12 pages 139-142
    May 16 pages 142-146
    May 19 pages 146-150
    May 23 pages 150-154
    May 26 discussion
    May 30 Spring Festival
    June 2 Spring Festival
    June 6 Post Spring Festival Retreat
    June 9 pages 154-158
    June 13 pages 158-162
    June 16pages 162-165
    June 20 pages 165 – 168
    June 23 No class
    June 27 pages 168 – end
    June 30 Discussion
    July 4 study session
    July 7 study session
    July 11-16 exam
    July 16-23 Guru Yoga and Mandala offerings retreat
  • COURSE LEVEL

    Practitioners who wish to deepen their study and practice of Buddha’s teachings and learn how to share their experience with others by teaching, can progress to our teacher training programme by first attending our drop in classes and courses, and then move on to join this course when they feel ready.

  • 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 member or a Platinum member.  Gold membership is £40 per month, and includes all our classes, courses and retreats.

    You can learn more about our memberships programme here.

    You can pay by standing order.

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.

The Book We Are Studying

Mahamudra Tantra

This book is a clear and simple manual for practising Mahamudra Tantra – the quick and profound method for uncovering the deepest levels of peace and happiness within our own mind.

Mahamudra is the union of great bliss and emptiness – the most subtle mind that experiences great bliss and realizes ultimate truth, the way things actually exist. From his practical experience, Geshe Kelsang explains how to prepare our mind for Mahamudra meditation, how to remove obstacles to successful practice, and how we can experience progressively subtler states of mind. By explaining how to uncover and purify the deepest level of our mind and to use this very subtle blissful mind to meditate on ultimate truth, he shows how we can destroy all our negative minds at their very root and quickly reach the state of full enlightenment.

Teacher

Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Thekchen, is a senior meditation teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition.  He has been a Buddhist monk and teacher for over 25 years, having taught in many Centres in the UK and Canada.  He presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and often humorous way that enables the listener to easily understand the teachings and put them into practise.

Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre is a member of the International Kadampa Buddhist Union (IKBU) and is a Registerd Charity No. 1016354.