Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has designed three special spiritual programmes for the systematic study and practice of Kadampa Buddhism that are especially suited to the modern world – the General Programme, the Foundation Programme and the Teacher Training Programme.


The General Programme provides a basic introduction to Buddhist view, meditation and practice. Each class is self contained and suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike. Classes are run on a drop-in basis so it is not necessary to enrol.

See Meditation Classes for where and when.

The Foundation Programme provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding and experience of Buddhism through a systematic study of five subjects.

The Teacher Training Programme is designed for people who wish to become authentic Dharma teachers. In addition to completing the study of twelve subjects of Sutra and Tantra, the students will complete a series of retreats, and observe the basic Buddhist precepts for keeping pure moral discipline.

Studying ‘Joyful Path of Good Fortune’

Currently we have available Foundation Programme and we are studying the book Joyful Path of Good Fortune.  This wonderful book by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a complete step-by-step commentary to all of the stages of the path to enlightenment taught by Buddha, in a practical and accessible way for the people of this modern world.

Classes will include meditations and detailed discussions on its practical application.

Please speak to the Education Programme Coordinator to enrol.

  • Where – Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre
  • When – Thursdays
  • Time – 7 pm – 9.30 pm

These classes don’t run during term breaks.

Foundation Programme classes will still run during Teacher Training Programme retreats.

Correspondence students can download teachings here. (Password required)






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