Teacher Training Program (TTP)

Sundays, 8:30am – 10:30am and 11:00am – 1:15 pm at Millburn Mall

The purpose of the Teacher Training Program is to provide an extensive presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism, and have the opportunity to train as teachers within the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU).

Please contact the resident teacher, Peter Kurczynski if you are interested in joining this study program.
Call: 973 847-5421 or email:  contact@meditatenj.org

Twelve Subjects: The program comprises the following twelve subjects, based on Buddha’s Sutra (publicly accessible) and Tantra (esoteric) teachings and their corresponding commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso:

1. The stages of the path to enlightenment, based on the commentary Joyful Path of Good Fortune

2. Training the mind, based on the commentaries Universal Compassion and Eight Steps to Happiness

3. The Heart Sutra, based on the commentary Heart of Wisdom

4. Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, based on the commentary Meaningful to Behold

5. Buddhist understanding of the mind, based on the commentary Understanding the Mind

6. Guide to the Middle Way, based on the commentary Ocean of Nectar

7. Vajrayana Mahamudra, based on the commentary Clear Light of Bliss

8. The bodhisattva’s moral discipline, based on the commentary The Bodhisattva Vow

9. Offering to the Spiritual Guide, based on the commentaries Great Treasury of Merit and Mahamudra Tantra

10. Vajrayogini Tantra, based on the commentary Guide to Dakini Land

11. Grounds and paths of secret mantra, based on the commentary Tantric Grounds and Paths

12. The practice of Heruka Body Mandala, based on the commentary Essence of Vajrayana