International Centre for Modern Buddhism and Temple for World Peace

Manjushri KMC will be closed from 26 Sep - 5 Oct for International Fall Festival 2019 in Grand Canyon Arizona, USA.
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Intensive Teacher Training Programme

with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
February - August 2020

Commencing 17 February 2020, this special course at Manjushri KMC was designed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and provides six months’ intensive training for those wishing to become qualified Resident Teachers at Kadampa Buddhist Centres around the world.

What the course offers
The course will comprise of special study and training sessions based on Modern Buddhism. During the study weeks there will be teaching classes, group discussions and teaching skills classes along with daily group pujas.

The Teacher
Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is a retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and National Spiritual Director of Canada.

Gen-la Khyenrab is the Resident Teacher at KMC Canada and has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty-five years.

Gen-la is deeply respected throughout the Kadampa world as a sincere practitioner and powerful teacher.


Participants will be required to:

  • Attend every class for the entire course
  • Memorise essential parts of the texts studied
  • Take part in teaching skills classes and assessments
  • Take part in teaching practice opportunities
  • Sit written examinations
  • Be fluent in English
  • Take part in the daily life of the community
  • Undertake to accept a position as a Resident Teacher if requested

Fees & accommodation
For successful applicants there will be no charge for the course, accommodation or meals but students will have to cover all other expenses including travel, visas and attendance at the Festivals

Accommodation will be in dormitories reserved exclusively for students on the course.

How to apply
To register an interest in the programme and receive an application form please e-mail the STTP Coordinator at

Closing date
Applications close August 31, 2019.