Study Programs

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The Centre offers a variety of classes at a variety of times, from introductory drop-in classes to in-depth studies of entire books. All of our classes and courses include a guided meditation to calm and relax the mind, Buddhist teachings relevant to modern times, and guided contemplations to deepen your personal experience.

General Program classes are a great place to start. Most of our weekly drop in classes and many day and half-day courses are part of General Program.

Foundation Program provides a more in-depth approach by offering the study of an entire text. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso developed the Foundation Program for students with some experience who wish to deepen their commitment to improving their understanding and practice of Kadampa Buddhism.

Teacher Training Program offers the deepest level of study, practice and commitment. Even those who are not thinking of teaching Kadam Dharma can join the program. (The Centre does not currently offer TTP classes.)

Fees vary depending on the program and are generally free for supporting members.

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Benefits of Meditation

 

Meditation isn’t just an ancient practice filled with personal stores on how great it is. Researchers now have the science to back up what the ancients always knew. Meditation changes our brains structure; Harvard has discovered that the wandering mind is a source misery; and meditation improves attention regulation, body awareness, and emotional regulation.

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General Program

 

Our General Program (GP) classes offer inspiring teachings to improve your quality of life by developing inner peace through meditation and learning to maintain a happy mind with wisdom.

Learn about loving kindness, improving our lives through meditation, increasing our wisdom and consideration for others, and about many aspects of Buddhist faith, such as liberation, karma, enlightenment, and more.

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Foundation Program

Tuesday Evenings or Wednesday Mornings

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.

When you join FP,you’ll experience the great benefits of being part of this systematic study program. Through this you can improve your good heart, your wisdom, and your cherishing of others by deepening your study and meditation practice.

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Teacher Training Program

Thursday Evenings

 

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 observe certain commitments with regard to behaviour and way of life, and commit to a number of meditation retreats each year.

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