Study

Would you like to study and practise meditation and Kadampa Buddhism more regularly? Would you like to go deeper and stabilise your experience of inner peace?

Buddha’s teachings are very extensive, but you can gradually improve your understanding and personal experience by joining one of the study programmes. Please watch this video and consider the benefits and options you have.

TASTER CLASS
Would you like to give it a try? You’re most welcome to join a taster class to see if this is for you. Everyone is welcome! Just read this page then send us a request by email epc@meditation.london or WhatsApp +44 7483 418320

Three Study Programmes

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Universal Compassion

Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times

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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Great Treasury of Merit

How to Rely upon Our Spiritual Guide

Teacher Training Programme (TTP)

The Benefits

– Deepen your personal insights into Dharma (Buddha’s teachings).
– Give structure to your meditation practice and study of Buddhism.
– Learn from Gen Togden’s practical and profound lifetime experience.
– Enjoy the help and support of like-minded spiritual friends.
– Cultivate a state of mind that is calm, clear and positive all the time.
– Develop and realise the true limitless potential of your own mind.

FAQs

Please watch the two videos by Gen Togden on this page and it should become easier to decide based on the differences between the programmes, 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 practise the teachings in your personal life).

You can study by correspondence, watching the class within 48 hours. You can still be assigned a discussion partner. If that’s the only classes you’re interested in, then you pay a reduced rate of £20/month. But if you choose standard membership, you also have access to many other classes.

You can watch the video in the 48 hours following the class or request an audio recording of the teaching after that.

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 Q&A session with the teacher or 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. https://meditation.london/membership/

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.

Commitments

– 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

Interested?

Please send an email to epc@meditation.london 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 Togden

Gen Kelsang Togden is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre London. He began his studies of Kadampa Buddhism in Toronto, Canada, in 1993. Since then, he has been committed to studying and practising the teachings given by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Gen Togden has taught extensively in many countries of the world, including the UK, Canada, USA, Portugal, Spain, New Zealand, South America and even South Korea!

Gen Togden 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 usually has a broad smile and a good heart, making effort to put everyone at ease and to help them solve their many problems and anxieties with practical Dharma advice. 

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