The Teacher Training Program (TTP) is the third level of systematic study program that we offer to students in our tradition. The TTP is designed for people who wish to train as authentic Dharma Teachers of Kadampa Buddhism or simply to engage with Buddha’s teachings in the deepest possible manner. The TTP gives us great confidence in our own practice and in our ability to explain Kadam Dharma to others.
The structure of classes is similar to FP with preparatory prayers, guided meditation, teaching and discussion.
Both Buddha’s Sutra and Tantric teaching are studied and the programme inlcudes a number of meditation retreats, which can be done at home or as a group a centre.
The TTP will replace the Sunday FP course from February 2018 and will run from 6pm til 9pm with a short break.
What happens in an TTP class?
We begin with traditional prayers to calm and prepare the mind as well as a guided meditation on a topic from the previous class. The teacher then covers a section from the book clarifying the important points and illustrating ways in which the ideas can be put into practice.
Anyone can ask questions that they may have at any time. We then split up into pairs to explore the main points of the teaching, help each other to learn them, overcome doubts or misunderstandings and to arrive at a clear understanding of how to apply them in our daily life.
Who can join?
If you have been coming to General Programmes and wish to study Buddha’s teachings in a more systematic way, then feel free to try it out for 2 or 3 sessions. See for yourself how this study programme helps to improve the quality of your life by putting the teachings into practice.
To Find out More
Please contact the centre and we can explain more about the progamme and trying it out. We are holding a couple of taster sessions for those who would like to try the programme on the 4 Feb and 4 March which you are welcome to come along to.