Teacher Training Program – Sunday 4:30 – 8pm

Our new Sunday Teacher Training Program (TTP) is studying the book; The Bodhisattva Vow.  This book teaches how to live a more compassionate way of life by becoming a Bodhisattva, someone dedicated to attaining Enlightenment for the ultimate benefit of all living beings.

The program is designed for practitioners wishing to benefit others through becoming qualified teachers of Kadampa Buddhism or wishing to deepen their sincere study and practice of Buddhism.  It includes guided meditation, teachings and structured study and discussion, as well as regular teaching skills classes.

Joining TTP involves enrolling for the book, trying to attend all the classes, and taking an exam at the end of the book.

Committing to a regular study program studying in a group with like-minded people you can benefit from the support of a spiritual community to energise and sustain your spiritual life.

Each class consists of  preliminary prayers, a guided meditation, the oral transmission of the book with commentary and discussion. The classes are systematic and interactive and TTP students will find that their knowledge, wisdom and ability to benefit others grows week by week as a result.

The teacher training program is an advanced program based on a systematic study of twelve Kadampa Buddhist texts.

It is possible to join this program in person or online.

Gen Kelsang Tubchen is the Resident Teacher at KMC Aberdeen. An inspiring and gifted teacher with over 20 years of experience, she is loved for her clear, powerful and practical teachings and her deep experience of retreat. 

A Bodhisattva is a friend of the world who, motivated by compassion, seeks enlightenment to benefit all living beings. In this welcome guide to compassionate living, Geshe Kelsang explains in detail how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vows, how to purify negative minds, and how to practise the Bodhisattva’s actions of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom. With this handbook as our companion, we can enter the Bodhisattva’s way of life and progress along the path to full enlightenment.

  • Discover powerful methods to purify past negativity and prevent future obstacles.
  • Explore how to live a truly meaningful, spiritual life.
  • Find ultimate happiness for yourself and others.

The Sanskrit term ‘Bodhisattva’ is the name given to anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has generated bodhichita, which is a spontaneous wish to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all living beings.

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