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06 April 2019



Intensive Teacher Training Program at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

February - August 2020

Begins February 17, 2020

This special course at Manjushri KMC was designed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and provides six months’ intensive training for those wishing to become qualified Resident Teachers at Kadampa Buddhist centers around the world.

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‘Buddha’s teachings are beneficial to others only if there are qualified Teachers.’
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

The Teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is a retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and National Spiritual Director of Canada.

He is the Resident Teacher at KMC Canada and has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty-five years.

Gen-la is deeply respected throughout the Kadampa world as a sincere practitioner and powerful Teacher.

What the course offers

The course will comprise of special study and training sessions based on Modern Buddhism.

During the study weeks there will be teaching classes, group discussions and teaching skills classes along with daily group pujas.

Fees & accommodation

For successful applicants there will be no charge for the course, accommodation and meals but students will have to cover all other expenses including travel, visas and attendance at Festivals.

Accommodation will be in dormitories reserved exclusively for students on the course.


Participants will be required to:

  • Attend every class for the entire course
  • Memorize essential parts of the texts studied
  • Take part in teaching skills classes and assessments
  • Take part in teaching practice opportunities
  • Sit written examinations
  • Be fluent in English
  • Take part in the daily life of the community
  • Undertake to accept a position as a Resident Teacher if requested

How to apply

To register an interest in the program and receive an application form please email the STTP Co-ordinator at specialttp@kadampa.org. Applications close August 31, 2019

PDF of the leaflet