Going Deeper: The Teacher Training Programme Sundays and Wednesdays


    Sundays 7-9pm

    Wednesdays 7-9pm

    Teachings are offered in person and online.

    We are studying the book Universal Compassion.  This book gives a practical and uplifting explanation of how we can transform our day to day lives – including even the most demanding and difficult situations – into opportunities for personal and spiritual development.

    Schedule of upcoming classes:

    Jan 30 – class

    Feb 2 – class

    Feb 6 – class

    Feb 9 – class

    Feb 13 – class

    Feb 16 – discussion

    Feb 20 – class

    Feb 23 – class

    Feb 27 – refuge retreat

    Mar 2 – refuge retreat

    Mar 6 – Gen la course at Manjushri

    Mar 9 – class

    Mar 13 – class

    Mar 16 – class

    Mar 20 – class

    Mar 23 – Teaching skills

    Mar 27 – discussion

    Mar 30 – class

    April 3 – Vajrasattva retreat

    April 6 – Vajrasattva retreat

    April 10 – OSG

    April 13 – term break

    April 17 – term break

    April 20 – class

    April 24 – Southern Dharma Celebration

    April 27 – class

    May 1 – class

    May 4 – class

    May 8 – class

    May 11 – discussion

    May 15 – retreat at Nagarjuna

    May 18 – class

    May 22 – class

    May 25 – OSG

    May 29 – Kangso

    June 1 – class

    June 5 – term break

    June 8 – term break

    June 12 – Spring Festival

    June 15 – Spring Festival

    June 19 – retreat in Menorca

    June 22 – retreat in Menorca

    June 26 – class

    June 29 – discussion


    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.


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


    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

Universal Compassion


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 23 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.