Teacher Training Program

In the Teacher Training Program we are studying the book Tantric Grounds and Paths by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Although there is great interest in Tantra, very few people understand its real meaning. This book represents a significant milestone in revealing the profound mysteries of Tantra to the modern world. Drawing from his own experience and the works of Je Tsongkhapa and other great Yogis, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso presents an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the four classes of Tantra in general, and to the generation and completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra in particular.

The study of this text is for those who have received HYT empowerment or for those who have a clear intention to do so soon. 

Contact us (epc@meditateinchicago.org) for further information about this program and how to join.

Gen Kelsang Dorje, Resident Teacher

TTP in Oak Park
Sundays, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago in Oak Park
13 Harrison St., Oak Park, IL 60304
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Dorje, Resident Teacher

Classes meet on Sunday evenings from 4 to 8 pm. Classes include guided meditations, commentary to the text, and paired and group discussion. Classes generally meet for 5 consecutive weeks followed by a week of drop in retreat and another week of break.  There are longer breaks during the winter holiday season and during the summer.

If you have any questions please email epc@meditateinchicago.org.

Class fee is $75 per month year round. Your enrollment supports all of our activities at KMC Chicago, helps us to flourish Dharma throughout Chicagoland and beyond, and entitles you to attend GP classes, workshops and retreats free of charge. Day courses are 50% off. 

What is the Teacher Training Program?

The Teacher Training Program (TTP) offers the perfect opportunity to train as an authentic teacher of Kadampa Buddhism. This committed study program covers twelve of Gehse Kelsang Gyatso's books on Sutra and Tantra, and includes a series of meditation retreats. TTP is the perfect basis for transforming our minds and swiftly progressing on the spiritual path. With this deeper understanding and clarity we can become fully qualified as a teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition.

Each class consists of chanted prayers, a guided meditation, teaching and discussion.

Further information

Read Wishfulfilling Jewels for Dharma practitioners by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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