Teacher Training Program

Teacher Training Program meets on Sundays & Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

The purpose of the Teacher Training Program (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 New Kadampa Tradition Teachers.

The program comprises the following twelve subjects, based on Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings and the corresponding commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The Teacher Training Program takes approximately twelve years to complete.

TTP is studying The New Guide to Dakini Land by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. As this book is a Tantric text, students must have had a Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment from the New Kadampa Tradition in order to study it.

If you are interested in joining a formal study program, please contact the Education Program Coordinator at: education@meditationinphiladelphia.org

GenTenzin_2017(2)Gen Tenzin is a Buddhist monk of over 20 years and has taught Kadampa Buddhism extensively for over 21 years throughout the United States. As a senior Kadampa student and teacher, he is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

As the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Philadelphia, Gen Tenzin teaches Teacher Training Program, Foundation Program, General Program classes, day courses, and leads retreats. He also grants Tantric initiations.

Through emphasizing the Bodhisattva’s way of life, he encourages all the students at the center to bring their practice of Buddha’s teachings into their daily lives, bringing joy to as many people as possible. He has a great depth of understanding of the teachings and is skillful in his presentation by sharing them in an entertaining, approachable, and kind-hearted manner.