International Centre for Modern Buddhism and Temple for World Peace

Gen-la Kelsang Thubten
Gen-la Kelsang Thubten

Intensive Resident Teacher Training Course

with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten
February - August 2018

Commencing 12 February 2018, this special course, which is an extension of the Special Teacher Training Programme at Manjushri KMC designed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, 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 comprises five days of study and training during the study weeks, including two days of core STTP classes based on Ocean of Nectar and an additional three days of special study and training sessions based on Modern Buddhism. There will also be additional classes in rituals etc and periods of study retreat.

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
  • Contribute to the daily life of the community
  • Be fluent in English
  • 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 have now closed for this year's course.

The Teacher
Gen-la Kelsang Thubten is a senior Kadampa Buddhist Teacher who has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for forty years and was the principal editor for many of his books.

Having taught internationally for many years, Gen-la brings a wealth of practical and meditative experience to his teachings.

He is renowned for his ability to present the many deep meanings contained within Venerable Geshe-la’s books and to show how to integrate these meanings into daily life.