General Program

Three In-Depth Study Programs

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, has designed three unique Study Programs: the General Program (GP), the Foundation Program (FP) and the Teacher Training Program (TTP). 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.

If we just dabble superficially in a spiritual path we will never gain a deep and stable experience, and our wisdom will never develop to its full potential. This is why these spiritual programs are so important. – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

General Program

The General Program provides a basic introduction to Buddhist view, meditation and practice that is suitable for beginners.  It also includes advanced teachings and practices from both Sutra and Tantra. These are walk-in classes. See our calendar for full schedule.

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Introduction to Meditation

Find Your Inner Peace.

Time: Thursdays 7.00 – 8.30 pm

Teachers: This class is taught by various qualified Kadampa Teachers.

Based on: Meditations for Daily Life CDs – Click here for more information.

We want to be happy all the time, even during sleep. How can we do this?  We can do this through training in meditation because meditation makes our mind peaceful, and when our mind is peaceful we are happy all the time, regardless of our external circumstances. In this series of classes, we will discover simple yet profound meditations that can be practised by anyone and that help us to experience inner peace and mental clarity, and help us to increase our love and compassion for others. This class is perfect for those who wish to build the foundations of a successful meditation practice.

Introduction to Buddhism

How to Transform Your Life.

Time: Sundays 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Teacher: This class is taught by our Resident Teacher: Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab.

Based on the book: How to Transform Your Life – Click here for more information & Free Download

Happiness and unhappiness do not exist outside the mind. They are feelings, which are parts of the mind. If we want to experience real lasting happiness and be free from problems, we must learn to develop and maintain a peaceful mind. This class presents a series of Buddhist meditation practices to bring us closer and closer to an experience of inner peace and lasting happiness. By following the teachings explained in this class, we can transform our daily experiences, both pleasant and unpleasant, into a spiritual path that brings great meaning and purpose to our life.

Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

The very essence of Buddha’s teachings of Sutra & Tantra.

Time: Tuesdays 7.00 – 8.30 pm

Teacher: This class is taught by our Resident Teacher: Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab.

Based on the book: Oral Instructions of Mahamudra – Click here for more information.

This series of classes is based on the book The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Now moving on to Parts 2 & 3 of this precious book, we will hear commentary to The New Essence of Vajrayana, the Heruka Body Mandala Self-Generation Practice, an instruction of the Ganden Oral Lineage and the Essence of the Five Stages of Completion Stage of Heruka.

Important: Who can Attend?  These teachings on Highest Yoga Tantra are intended for those who have received Heruka and Vajrayogini empowerment or have the sincere wish to do so at the soonest opportunity. If you are new to Buddha’s teachings, the Sunday morning class, most Saturday events or Thursday evening classes might be more suitable for you.