Special Study Programmes

Foundation Study Programme

Thursdays 18:00 – 20:00, with the Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Mila


Book: ‘The New Eight Steps to Happiness’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


Based on the famous Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa, this inspiring book reveals essential methods for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights and for developing universal love and compassion, the source of true happiness for both self and others.


Venue: VKBC, The Woods, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park


These classes form part of the Foundation Programme (FP) of Kadampa Buddhism and provide an opportunity to deepen our understanding and practice of the spiritual path through a dynamic combination of teaching, meditation and group discussion.


This class requires an enrolment. Contact Sue on epc@meditation.org.za


Benefits of Becoming a Foundation Programme Member:
  • Increased personal insight, wisdom and experience of Dharma (Buddha’s) teachings
  • Studying and meditating more efficiently, following a specially designed programme with a qualified meditation teacher
  • An opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  • Gain the ability to integrate Buddha’s instructions into busy, modern life.
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Teacher Training Programme

The purpose of the Teacher Training Programme (TTP) is to provide an extensive presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism, and to train as qualified Teachers of Modern Buddhism.


Saturdays 14:00 – 17:30 with the Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Mila

Book: Tantric Grounds and Paths by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


A definitive manual for completing the spiritual path through the practice of Highest Yoga Tantra. Actual Tantra, also known as ‘Secret Mantra’; or ‘Vajrayana’ is a special method taught by Buddha to purify our world, our self, our enjoyments and our activities.


Time: Saturdays: 14:00 – 17:30
Venue: VKBC, The Woods, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park


This class requires an enrollment: contact Sue on epc@meditation.org.za