Teacher Training Programme

Our Teacher Training Programme (TTP) offers practitioners of Kadampa Buddhism the opportunity to study deeply, gain practical experience of both Sutra and Tantra, and train to become qualified Dharma teachers.

This is the deepest of all the study programmes and is for sincere practitioners who wish to either learn how to teach Kadampa Buddhist meditation to others or gain deep understanding of both Sutra and Tantra teachings.

The programme consists of a combination of teachings, meditations, discussion and teaching skills classes providing a multi-faceted approach to the development of authentic spiritual experience. All qualified Kadampa teachers follow this in-depth programme of study and practice.

The programme involves the study of 12 texts. Students are required to observe certain commitments with regard to behaviour and way of life, and an intention to engage in regular meditation retreats run at KMC Southampton.

Programme benefits

  • Access to teachings from both Sutra & Tantra commentaries.
  • Help and support in learning to become a qualified Dharma teacher.
  • Teacher training sessions are included.
  • Five different retreats are explained and guided throughout the year.
  • Become confident and qualified in Kadampa Buddhist practices.

Practical details

From September 2021 we are currently studying Mahamudra Tantra by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Gen Kelsang Lekma, Resident Teacher of KMC Southampton, is the teacher of the Teacher Training Programme.

The programme is held on Sundays 1-5:15pm.

For more information about the Teacher Training Programme, visit kadampa.org.

Student expectations

  • Students are expected to study the relevant pages before the study class.
  • Students will need to have an All-inclusive or Premium membership after being accepted onto a study programme.  
  • Memorisation of the essential study points is encouraged.
  • Discussion in pairs after the class to resolve questions and discuss how to integrate instructions into your meditation practice.
  • Those who wish to train as teachers will be asked to present a short teaching to the group for feedback.

How to enrol

Interested in joining the Teacher Training Programme? Complete the form below