Teacher Training Programme

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Wednesday 7.15pm - 9.15pm and Saturday 8.30am -10.30am (with occasional term breaks and other special events)

The Teacher Training Programme (TTP) is designed for people who have been studying on the Foundation Programme (FP) and have a wish to train as authentic Kadampa Dharma Teachers. In addition to completing the study of fourteen texts of Sutra and Tantra (see below) the student is required to observe certain commitments with regard to behaviour and way of life and to complete a number of meditation retreats.

The current book we are studying is The New Heart of Wisdom by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. It reveals the profound meaning of the very heart of Buddha’s teachings - the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras.  This book is the commentary of the Heart Sutra and shows how all our problems and suffering come from our ignorance of the ultimate nature of things, and how we can abandon this ignorance and come to enjoy pure, lasting happiness by developing a special wisdom associated with compassion for all living beings.

This programme is taught by Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Rabten in two classes. To find out more about the Teacher Training Programme and the commitments, contact epc@nkt-kmc-singapore.org or call tel: +65 6438 1127



Subjects Studied

The Teacher Training Programme comprises the following twelve subjects, based on Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings and the corresponding commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso:

1. The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, based on the commentary Joyful Path of Good Fortune

2. Training the Mind, based on the commentaries Universal Compassion and Eight Steps to Happiness

3. The Heart Sutra, based on the commentary The New Heart of Wisdom

4. Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, based on the commentary Meaningful to Behold

5. Types of Mind, based on the commentary How to Understand the Mind

6. Guide to the Middle Way, based on the commentary Ocean of Nectar

7. Vajrayana Mahamudra, based on the commentary Clear Light of Bliss

8. The Bodhisattva’s Moral Discipline, based on the commentary The Bodhisattva Vow

9. Offering to the Spiritual Guide, based on the commentaries Great Treasury of Merit and Mahamudra Tantra

10. Vajrayogini Tantra, based on the commentary The New Guide to Dakini Land

11. Grounds and Paths of Secret Mantra, based on the commentary Tantric Grounds and Paths

12. The Practice of Heruka Body Mandala, based on the commentary Essence of Vajrayana

Further information

If you think the Teacher Training Programme is suitable for you, please fill in the online application form. Alternatively, to find out more about the Teacher Training Programme, contact epc@nkt-kmc-singapore.org or call tel: +65 6438 1127.