This programme is intended for people who wish to train as authentic Buddhist Teachers, and also for those who wish to gain a clear insight into Buddha’s teachings and deep experience of their practice.
All Resident Teachers of Kadampa Buddhist Centres follow this in-depth program of study and practice. The programme involves the study of thirteen texts of Sutra and Tantra.In addition to completing the study of these thirteen texts, participants are required to observe certain commitments with regard to behaviour and way of life, and to complete a number of meditation retreats.
Participants can either begin and study with the Foundation Programme and then change over to the Teacher Training Program, in which case the subjects already studied on FP will automatically count towards TTP, or they can enrol in the Teacher Training Program from the outset. In addition to the five years on Foundation Program, the Teacher Training Program takes a further nine years to complete.