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Systematic study and practice of Modern Buddhism

Join A Study Programme - Kadampa Manchester

FP & TTP

The Foundation Programme and Teacher Training Programme (In-person, Livestream or Correspondence)

If you have been attending weekly drop-in classes for a while and would like to deepen your understanding and experience of meditation and Kadampa Buddhism then why not consider joining our Foundation Program (FP) or Teacher Training Program (TTP).  On FP and TTP you will have an opportunity to study one of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s texts in more detail and engage in paired and group discussions to deepen your experience.

See below for details of the books and days we currently run these classes.

‘Taster classes’ can be booked to help discover if FP or TTP is suitable for you.  If you are interested please contact our Education Program Co-ordinator: education@meditateinmanchester.org

Please Note: FP and TTP are not a drop-in class, students commit to attend each week. To join our study programme, students also need to live within the Greater Manchester area and have previously attended our drop-in classes.

Foundation Programme (FP)

New Book Starting From February 2023

UNIVERSAL COMPASSION

The book is available to buy at the Centre.  You can also purchase the book, ebook or audio book from Tharpa Publications

This book gives a practical and uplifting explanation of how we can transform our day-to-day lives – including even the most difficult and demanding situations – into opportunities for personal and spiritual development.

OPTIONS FOR ATTENDING:  We are excited to announce that this course will be available to join LIVESTREAM or CORRESPONDENCE if you cannot attend IN-PERSON due to travel, health or family reasons.

VENUE:  At the Centre in Chorlton 

DAY & TIMES:  Mondays 7 – 9pm

TEACHER:  Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

COST:  £40 per month (includes all other classes, courses and special events)

There will be an introductory taster class on Monday 6th February.  Please contact the Education Program Co-ordinator to book onto this FREE taster class.  

HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE MIND

The book is available to buy at the Centre.  You can also purchase the book, ebook or audio book from Tharpa Publications

This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in every day experience to improve our lives.

OPTIONS FOR ATTENDING: This course will be available to join CORRESPONDENCE if you cannot attend IN-PERSON due to travel, health or family reasons.

VENUE: In-Person at our Chorlton Centre.

DAY & TIMES:  Sundays 10am-1pm

TEACHER:  Jeff Simm

COST:  £40 per month (includes all other classes, courses and special events)

Currently at the end of Part 1 of the book.  Options to join will be available from Part 2 starting March/April 2023.

Teacher Training Programme (TTP)

MEANINGFUL TO BEHOLD

The book is available to buy at the Centre.  You can also purchase the book, ebook or audio book from Tharpa Publications

  • How to improve our lives by cultivating authentic love and compassion.
  • How we can genuinely benefit others.
  • How to practice the methods that lead us to enlightenment.
 

OPTIONS FOR ATTENDING:  We are excited to announce that this course will be available to join LIVESTREAM or CORRESPONDENCE if you cannot attend IN-PERSON due to travel, health or family reasons.

VENUE:  At the Centre in Chorlton.  

DAY & TIMES:  Wednesdays 6.30-9.30pm

TEACHER:  Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

COST:  £40 per month (includes all other classes, courses and special events)

Starting Chapter 7 on Effort from February 2023.  Joining TTP has more commitments to FP.