Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, has designed 3 unique Study Programs:

  • General Program (GP: drop-in classes)
  • Foundation Program (FP)
  • Teacher Training Program (TTP)

These in-depth study programs consist of the systematic study and practise of new Kadampa Buddhism and are especially suited to people of this modern world.

Read a transcript of a talk given by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche on the benefits of the Foundation Program & Teacher Training Program by clicking here.

Foundation Program

FOUNDATION PROGRAM

FOUNDATION PROGRAM (FP)

  • DAY: Mondays

  • TIME: 6:30 - 8:30pm

  • TEACHER: Resident Teacher, American Buddhist nun Kelsang Kalden

Foundation Program, Mondays,  6:30 – 8:30pm

Foundation Program is a structured study program for those who wish to go deeper with the understanding and practice of Kadampa Buddhism. If you’ve been attending our weekly meditation classes and are looking to enrich your spiritual journey, Foundation Program may be your next step.

In this weekly study program, Resident Teacher, Donna Cordeiro, will be teaching from the text, Joyful Path of Good Fortune, written by meditation master and the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Joyful Path of Good Fortune is a foundational text that provides a clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. If you would like to learn more about this special opportunity to join in on studying this invaluable text, please email Resident Teacher, Donna Cordeiro at rt@meditationinnewbedford.org.

Dive deeper into the study, practice and implementation of Buddhist philosophy into your life through studying Joyful Path of Good Fortune.  We are now offering open enrollment in our in-depth study class, the Foundation Program. We invite you to try two classes at no cost and no commitment to see if you’re interested in joining the program.

The Foundation Program (FP) is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding and experience of Kadampa Buddhism through a systematic study of six texts by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

When you join you will experience the great benefits of being part of this systematic study program. Through this you can improve your good heart, your wisdom, and your cherishing of others by going deeper into your study and meditation practice. Read more about the texts studied and benefits HERE.

*This is not a drop-in program and enrollment is required. Students make a commitment to attend each class when they enroll. A correspondence program is available for those who are unable to attend at the actual class time.

Details

Monday | 6:30 – 8:30p

Cost | $70 membership per month (this monthly fee includes unlimited weekly drop-in classes and Saturday workshops & retreats)

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact the teacher at  – rt@meditationinnewbedford.org.

Teacher

Donna Cordeiro

SMC Resident Teacher

Donna Cordeiro is the Resident teacher of Serlingpa Meditation Center and has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 2000 under the guidance and direction of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Donna offers timeless Buddhist teachings with clear, practical examples and a sense of humor and lightness, creating connections with students of all levels and capacities.

“The resident Teachers of our Dharma centers are always with you; they care for you and try to guide you to a meaningful life.”

~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

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 to train as qualified New Kadampa Tradition Teachers. In addition to completing the study of fourteen texts of Sutra and Tantra, including the six texts studied on the Foundation Program, students are required to observe certain commitments with regard to behaviour and way of life, and to complete a number of meditation retreats each year. Read more about the texts studied and benefits HERE.

*Teacher Training Program is not a walk-in program and enrollment is required. All TTP students sign up just once and commit to complete the study of all 12 subjects without stopping. Students must have received Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments within the New Kadampa Tradition in order to study many of the books.

Details

Sundays | 5:30-9pm

Cost | $70 membership per month (this monthly fee includes unlimited weekly drop-in classes and regular Saturday workshops / retreats)

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact the Education Program Coordinator – rt@meditationinmass.org.

Teacher

American Buddhist nun Kelsang Kalden

SMC Resident Teacher

Kelsang Kalden is the Resident teacher of Serlingpa Meditation Center and a senior ordained Kadampa teacher of Modern Buddhism. She has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 1997 under the guidance and direction of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Kelsang Kalden offers timeless Buddhist teachings with clear, practical examples and a sense of humor and lightness, creating connections with students of all levels and capacities.

“The resident Teachers of our Dharma centers are always with you; they care for you and try to guide you to a meaningful life.”

~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

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