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In depth study

Foundation Program
Teacher Training Program


Foundation Program

The Foundation Program (FP) is for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding and experience of Buddhism through a systematic study practice. In essence, FP is a practical method to improve our good heart, wisdom and inner peace. Everyone can join and experience great benefits from being a part of this regular study program. Pre-registration is required.


In depth study class – Monday night

The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness

We all experience problems and difficulties in our lives, but we can learn how to train our mind to remain calm and peaceful in any situation. By studying and practicing the methods to develop the skill to transform life’s small difficulties into valuable insights, we can make our life truly meaningful.

Anyone can benefit from a structured and regular study program. Its helps us to keep the wise advice learned in the class alive in our heart and to use them as methods to solve our problems and to create a better world. In this particular program, learn how to practice the teachings of training the mind presented in the book Eight steps to Happiness, the Buddhist way of loving kindness in your daily life.

‘The mind that cherishes others is the supreme good heart. Keeping such a good heart will result only in happiness for ourself and all those around us.’ – Eight Steps to Happiness

Mondays • 7pm-9:30pm

Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


This book is an in-depth and practical explanation of one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa. Clear methods are simply presented for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights, for improving our relationships, and for bringing greater patience, empathy and compassion into our daily life. For centuries, these methods have brought lasting peace, inspiration and serenity to countless people in the East. Now, with this book, Geshe Kelsang shares the immeasurably rich insight of this ancient wisdom to help us find greater happiness and meaning in our busy, modern lives.

Learn more about the book

$70 per month which also entitles you to attend all classes and courses held by KMCC either free or at a discounted price.

If you are interested in joining the Foundation Program or would like to enrol, please contact the Education Program Coordinator at the temple on 416.762.8033 or


Teacher Training Program (TTP)

The Teacher Training Program is also an opportunity for deepening our understanding of Buddhism. The course runs twice weekly, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. It consists of extensive study and retreat components over many years. In addition, this program provides us with the skills and qualifications to become an authentic Kadampa Buddhist teacher.

ttp-classThe Teacher Training Program (TTP) offers the perfect opportunity to train as an authentic teacher of Kadampa Buddhism. This committed study program covers twelve of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books on Sutra and Tantra, and includes a series of meditation retreats. TTP is the perfect basis for transforming our minds and swiftly progressing on the spiritual path. With this deeper understanding and clarity we can become fully qualified as a teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition.

Each class consists of chanted prayers, a guided meditation, teaching and discussion.

Sundays • 6:30-8:30pm & Thursdays • 7-9pm

book-nhw-frntThis completely new presentation by the author of Modern Buddhism offers truly liberating insights and advice for the contemporary reader. It reveals the profound meaning of the very heart of Buddha’s teachings – the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. The author shows how all our problems and suffering come from our ignorance of the ultimate nature of things, and how we can abandon this ignorance and come to enjoy pure, lasting happiness by developing a special wisdom associated with compassion for all living beings.





GenKelsangChögyan-Copy-262x300Gen Kelsang Chögyan is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC). She has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for many years, under the guidance of her teacher, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Gen Chögyan presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and accessible way for everyone to apply this profound wisdom in their daily life. Through her sincere example, she inspires many students to apply joyful effort in their practice of Dharma.

Learn more about our teachers

If you are interested in joining the Teacher Traning Program or would like to enrol, please contact the Education Program Coordinator at the temple on 416.762.8033 or