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

chogyop2-pic-230x300Gen Kelsang Chogyop is a Buddhist nun and a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. She is the main teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Philadelphia. Gen Chogyop has been studying and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for more than 20 years, and is known for her warm heart, practical teachings and sincere practice of Dharma. She provides an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner.

Through emphasizing the Bodhisattva’s way of life, she 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.