Deepening our Dharma knowledge and experience is the source of the pure and unconditional happiness of inner peace.
The Importance of Study to Fulfill Our Highest Potential
Buddha’s 84,000 teachings of Sutra and Tantra are precious wisdom insights that can open the door to a profoundly rich and meaningful life and lead us to lasting happiness.
The study programs at Kadampa Meditation Centers throughout the world are designed to enable us to do this. The method for taking these teachings deep into our hearts is centered around three key activities: Listening, contemplating and meditating. In Joyful Path of Good Fortune, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says:
To increase our wisdom arisen from listening we need to listen to correct instructions from fully qualified Spiritual Guides, read authentic Dharma books and discuss what we have heard. Wisdom arisen from contemplation arises from reflecting again and again upon what we have heard and understood, and wisdom arisen from meditation arises from meditating on what we have heard and contemplated. We need to keep increasing these three wisdoms continuously until we attain enlightenment.
Our study programs are structured to support the development of these three wisdoms.
The Study Programs
The Foundation Program (FP) is a perfect opportunity for those who enjoy Dharma and are looking for a way to go deeper.
Teacher Training Program
The Teacher Training Program (TTP) is for students wanting to perfect their understanding of Buddha's teachings and share this with others.