Teacher Training Programme

TTP Dates

(These dates may be subject to change. Please keep in contact with the TTP monitor).

Easter break

April 16
April 23
April 30 Centre Cherishing Day
May 7
May 14 with Group Discussion
May 21 Refuge Retreat

Spring Festival

June 4
June 11
June 18
June 25
July 2
July 9 with teaching skills
July 16 with Group Discussion
July 23 Guru Yoga Mandala Retreat

Summer Festival and break

August 27 Lamrim Retreat


The purpose of the Teacher Training Programme (TTP) is to provide an extensive presentation of Kadampa Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience and to train as qualified Teachers of Modern Buddhism.

The programme comprises of studying the following books on Sutra and Tantra and by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso:

  • The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, based on the commentary Joyful Path of Good Fortune
  • Training the Mind, based on the commentaries Universal Compassion and The New Eight Steps to Happiness
  • The Heart Sutra, based on the commentary The New Heart of Wisdom
  • Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, based on the commentary Meaningful to Behold
  • Types of Mind, based on the commentary How to Understand the Mind
  • Guide to the Middle Way, based on the commentary Ocean of Nectar
  •  Vajrayana Mahamudra, based on the commentary Clear Light of Bliss
  • The Bodhisattva’s Moral Discipline, based on the commentary The Bodhisattva Vow
  • Offering to the Spiritual Guide, based on the commentaries Great Treasury of Merit and Mahamudra Tantra
  • Vajrayogini Tantra, based on the commentary The New Guide to Dakini Land
  • Grounds and Paths of Secret Mantra, based on the commentary Tantric Grounds and Paths
  • The Practice of Heruka Body Mandala, based on the commentary Essence of Vajrayana

About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Dragden presents Buddha’s teachings and meditations in an inspiring yet practical way. He is very skilled at explaining how to make these teachings immediately effective in our busy modern lives, to help both ourselves and everyone around us.

Further Information:

The Teacher Training Programme requires enrolment.

For further information contact our Education Programme Co-ordinator: epc@meditationinplymouth.org