Three Study Programmes

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The New Heart of Wisdom

Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart 

Foundation Programme (FP)

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Joyful Path of Good Fortune

The Path to the Supreme Happiness of Enlightenment

Foundation Programme (FP)

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Mahamudra Tantra

The Supreme Heart Jewel Nectar 

Teacher Training Programme (TTP)

Our study programmes

Our Kadampa Buddhism study programmes give people the opportunity to engage in a more in-depth and structured approach to the practices of meditation and Buddhism. Through following traditional methods of study we can gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Buddha’s teachings, develop a powerful meditation practice, and bring about a positive transformation in our mind. The programs can be joined at any point and not necessarily at the beginning of a new course. The Programs are for those people who wish to build a solid foundation and experience of Buddhist teachings – including karma, life after death, impermanence, loving kindness, compassion and wisdom and also for those who at some point may wish to become qualified Kadampa Meditationt Teachers.

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This depends on your own wishes and the location/time of classes. If you have questions, please let us know.

Each class consists of prayers (to prepare your mind for meditation), a meditation guided by the teacher (to deepen your personal experience), a teaching covering approximately three to four pages of the book (to deepen your knowledge), and time for paired discussion (to help you decide how to practice the teachings in your personal life).

You can study by correspondence, if it is not possible for you to attend the Centre and if this is the only class you’re interested in, then you can pay a reduced rate of £20/month, however if you choose standard membership, you also have access to many other classes.

You can request an audio recording of the teaching.

You are assigned a discussion partner. You can discuss during the time for discussion in each class (by phone or WhatsApp) and during the week. Once a month there is a group discussion class led by two students.

You will need to obtain membership at the Centre before joining these programmes. Please look at the page that describes our various membership levels. Both the standard and benefactor memberships include FP and TTP.  Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

We ask that you commit for about three to six months initially, to give the programme a good try. Of course you can quit at any time. It takes 6 months to 2+ years to complete a book, depending on how big the book is, because we normally cover 3 to 4 pages per class. These really are in-depth study programmes! When we finish one book, we begin to study another one. Many students have been in these programmes for many years because Buddha’s teachings (Dharma) are very extensive and it takes time for our minds to really change. Considering that the ultimate intention is to attain enlightenment, you need to decide how far you wish to go. KMC London strives to offer the conditions to support you in your study and practice of Dharma, at whichever level is most comfortable for you.


– Obtain a copy of the text to be studied
– Prepare before each class by studying the text
– Make a sincere effort to attend every class
– Put effort into memorising the essential points
– Attend weekly classes for at least three months


Please send an email to or WhatsApp +44 7483 418320 to express your interest.  Indicate which of the programmes you wish to join and briefly explain why.

You will be able to attend one or two taster classes before making a commitment. You will need to obtain membership at the Centre before joining these programmes.

Gen Kelsang Chodor

Gen Kelsang Chodor is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre London.

He began his studies of Kadampa Buddhism in the south of England and since then has been committed to practicing Buddha’s teachings given by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Gen Chodor has been ordained since 2001 and has taught extensively in the UK and US. He is loved and admired by his students because of his practical knowledge and warm presentations, authentic teachings, as well as his natural joy and sense of humour. He makes effort to put everyone at ease and to help them solve their many problems and anxieties with practical Dharma advice. 

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