Deeping Buddhism

study-
programs

study
programs

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has designed three special study programs for the systematic study and practice of Kadampa Buddhism that are especially suited to our modern world: The General Program, the Foundation Program, and the Teacher Training Program. These study programs serve to develop our wisdom, unfold our good heart, and maintain a peaceful mind.

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General Program (GP)

Buddhismus Studium

Foundation Program (FP)

Lehrerausbildungsprogramm

Lehrer-
ausbildungs-Programm (LAP)

Foundation Program

Buddhismus Studium

Foundation Program

Tuesdays, 19:00-21:00pm

Information evening 9 February 2021

6 February–30 March / 20 April–18 May 2021

The weekly Foundation Program (FP) offers the opportunity to deepen our understanding and experience of Buddhism. In an open-minded group, it offers the framework to become familiar with Buddhist philosophy through teachings and group discussions. It includes the following five topics based on the Sutra teachings of Buddha and the accompanying commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche beruhen.

The Study Books

The GP includes the following five topics based on the Sutra teachings of Buddha and the accompanying commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Currently the Teacher Training Program is studying the book Universal Compassion The book can be purchased at Tharpa Publications or in our book store at the center.

 
 

1. The Stages of the Path to Enlightenmentbased on the commentary Joyful path

2. Training the Mindbased on the commentary Universal Compassion and Eight Steps to Happiness

3. The Heart Sutrabased on the commentary Heart of Wisdom

4. Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Lifebased on the commentary Meaningful to Behold

5. Types of Mindbased on the commentary Understanding the mind

Condition of participation

It is recommended to attend a taster evening before enrolling (please register using the form below). The taster evenings are free of charge. If you are interested, please contact our training program coordinator, Valentina Schweizer, for a definitive registration.

Price

CHF 100 per month

Language

English with German translation

Place

KMC Switzerland
(only via live stream)

lehrerausbildungs-programm

Lehrerausbildungsprogramm

Teacher Training Program

Thursdays & Fridays 19:00–21:00pm

4 February–26 March / 22 April–21 May 2021

The purpose of the Teacher Training Program is to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism through a thorough presentation of selected Mahayana Buddhist topics, and to train as qualified teachers of the New Kadampa Tradition. All Teachers of the Kadampa Buddhist Centers participate in this intensive program of study and practice.

 

The Study Books

The study program consists of the following twelve topics based on the Sutra and Tantra teachings of Buddha and the accompanying commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche beruhen.

Aktuell wird im Lehrerausbildungsprogramm das Buch Joyful path The book can be purchased at Tharpa Publications or in our book store at the center.

 
 

1. The Stages of the Path to Enlightenmentbased on the commentary Joyful path

2. Training the Mindbased on the commentary Universal Compassion and Eight Steps to Happiness

3. The Heart Sutrabased on the commentary Heart of Wisdom

4. Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Lifebased on the commentary Meaningful to Behold

5. Types of Mindbased on the commentary Understanding the mind

6. Guide to the Middle Waybased on the commentary Ocean of Nectar

7. Vajrayana Mahamudrabased on the commentary Clear Light of Bliss

8. The Bodhisattva’s Moral Disciplinebased on the commentary The Bodhisattva Vow

9. Offering to the Spiritual Guide, beruhrend auf den Kommentaren Great Treasury of Merit and Mahamudra Tantra

10. Vajrayogini Tantrabased on the commentary Guide to Dakini Land

11. Grounds and Paths of Secret Mantrabased on the commentary Tantric Grounds and Paths

12. The Practice of Heruka Body Mandalabased on the commentary Essence of Vajrayana

Condition of participation

The condition for participation in this program is to attend all classes, complete a certain number of retreats per year and write an exam at the end of each book. If you are interested, please contact our education program co-ordinator, Valentina Schweizer, for a definitive registration.

Price

CHF 105 per month

Language

English

Place

KMC Switzerland
(only via live stream)

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