Study Programmes

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has designed three special Study Programs for the systematic study and practice of Modern Buddhism that are especially suited to the modern world:

  • General Program

  • Foundation Program

  • Teacher Training Program

General Programme

The General Program (GP) is an ideal starting point for those interested to find out more about the practical application of Buddhism and meditation to modern life.

It consists of a wide range of events from regular meditation classes and entry level courses to Tantric empowerments and long retreats. All the teachings are based on books by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

All GP classes are open to everyone. Anyone, even non-Buddhists, can benefit from these classes, which include practical subjects such as how to use meditation to solve our anger problem, which lies at the root of many family problems. This activity is completely peaceful and joyful and is very important as protection against future suffering.

Foundation Programme

The purpose of the Foundation Program (FP) is to provide a systematic presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism. The program comprises the following five subjects, based on Buddha’s Sutra teachings and the corresponding commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The Foundation Program takes approximately five years to complete and requires an enrollment procedure.

To learn more about FP in Tushita KMC please click here.

Teacher Training Programme

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 Teachers of Modern Buddhism. TTP requires an enrollment procedure.

At the moment Tushita KMC does not run a Teacher Training Programme.