Study Programs

Three study programs

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, has designed three unique Study Programs :

These in-depth study programs consist of the systematic study and practice of new Kadampa Buddhism and are especially suited to people of this modern world.

General Program

  • The General Program are drop-in classes and provides a basic introduction to Buddhist view, meditation and practice that is suitable for beginners.  It also includes advanced teachings and practice from both Sutra and Tantra.

    These drop-in meditation classes are offered both on-line and in-person.

  • For more information:

  1. A list of on-line & in-person classes
  2. How to become a member

Foundation Program

  • Tuesdays: 7:00-9:00pm

  • Teacher: Kelsang Khacho

    Book Studied: How to Understand the Mind

  • The Foundation Program (FP) is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding and experience of Kadampa Buddhism through a systematic study of six texts by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

  • For more information about our Foundation Program, click here.

Teacher Training Program

The Teacher Training Program (TTP) is designed for people who wish to train as authentic Dharma Teachers in the New Kadampa Tradition. In addition to completing the study of fourteen texts of Sutra and Tantra, including the six texts studied on the Foundation Program, students are required to observe certain commitments with regard to behaviour and way of life, and to complete a number of meditation retreats each year.

  • For more information about the Teacher Training Program, click here.
  • At the moment, Akshobya Centre does not offer the Teacher Training Program.