Teacher Training Programme
Wednesdays 7-8.30pm & Sundays 6-7.30pm
With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Drolkyi
Joining TTP involves signing up with the intention to complete all the books in the programme. Participants undertake to attend every class, to learn the material – memorising essential points, and to take an exam at the conclusion of each section of the book. Each class consists of chanted prayers, a guided meditation, teaching and discussion. There are also regular teaching skills sessions and retreats connected to the programme throughout the year. TTP students are also encouraged to attend one or all of the several monthly ritual pujas, especially Offering to the Spiritual Guide on the 10th and 25th of each month..
Through a deep and continuing commitment to the programme of study, meditation, discussion, and retreat, we can gain deep experience of Buddha’s teachings, establish a strong meditation practice, become a qualified teacher in our own right and bring great benefit to others.
“At present our wisdom is like a young child, or a new moon. We may have developed some wisdom from listening to teachings and reading and studying books, but this wisdom needs to be developed much further. By relying on the Three Study Programs we can gradually increase our wisdom until it is completely mature, like a full moon. With this kind of wisdom we will have a firm, stable confidence when teaching Dharma to others.” – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
The Bodhisattva Vow
This powerful book offers practical guidelines on how to live a more compassionate way of life by becoming a Bodhisattva, which leads to ultimate happiness for ourselves and others.
A Bodhisattva is a friend of the world who, motivated by compassion, seeks enlightenment to benefit all living beings.
In this welcome guide to compassionate living, Geshe Kelsang explains in detail how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vow, how to purify negative minds, and how to practise the Bodhisattva’s actions of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom.
With this handbook as our companion, we can enter the Bodhisattva’s way of life and progress along the path to full enlightenment.
It also includes a powerful purification practice taught by Buddha for eliminating negative karma.
This book shows how we can emulate the thoughts and deeds of a Bodhisattva and transform our ordinary daily life into the Bodhisattva’s way of life.
Price: £30 per month (supporting member)
In order to join, enrolment is required (please note Teacher Training Programme is not a drop-in class). The class fee includes admission to all classes and courses at KMC Glasgow and our branch classes, with 30% off our special events.
How to Join TTP
Please contact our Education Programme Coordinator, Annabel, on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss joining the programme.
About the teacher
Gen Kelsang Drolkyi is the Resident Teacher at KMC Glasgow and a senior teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition. With 30 years of experience including 27 years of ordination, she has inspired people worldwide through her knowledge, skill and loving example.
Teacher Training Programme is an in-depth and committed study programme. If you are enjoying and benefiting from our general classes and events and would like to take your practice deeper, you may be interested in joining or trying out our Foundation Programme on Mondays from 7-9pm.