Intensive Teacher Training Programme

A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY - FEB - AUG ~ dates for the next course to be announced

NKT offers a six-month Intensive Teacher Training Programme at Manjushri KMC with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU.

This special course 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 centers around the world.


Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is a retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and National Spiritual Director of Canada. He is the Resident Teacher at Tara IKRC in Derby 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 of Kadam Dharma and powerful Teacher.

‘Buddha’s teachings are beneficial to others only if there are qualified Teachers.’
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

What the course offers
The course will comprise of special study and training sessions based on Joyful Path of Good Fortune.

During the study weeks there will be teaching classes, group discussions and teaching skills classes along with daily group pujas.

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

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

Participants will be required to:

  • Attend every class for the entire course
  • Memorize 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

How to apply
For more information email the STTP Co-ordinator at

Next course dates still to be confirmed.