Study Programs in Kadampa Buddhism

Venerable Kelsang Gyatso has designed three study programs offering Buddhist psychology, philosophy and meditation instruction, as well as retreats for all levels of practitioner. The emphasis is on integrating Buddha’s teachings into daily life to solve our human problems and to spread lasting peace and happiness throughout the world.

“. . . . we need to study and practice the teachings of Buddha: to develop our wisdom, to cultivate a good heart, and to maintain a peaceful state of mind. . . . although we wish for happiness, our ignorance leads us to engage in non-virtuous actions, which are the main cause of all our suffering. If we do not cultivate a good heart, our selfish motivation destroys harmony and good relationships with others. We have no peace, and no chance to gain pure happiness. Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. If we do not maintain a peaceful state of mind, we are not happy even if we have ideal conditions. On the other hand, when our mind is peaceful, we are happy, even if our external conditions are unpleasant. Therefore, the development of these qualities is of utmost importance for our daily happiness”

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Eight Steps to Happiness

These special spiritual programs are especially suited for the people of this modern world.

  • General Programme (GP) – Meditation for everyone
  • Foundation Programme (FP) – more in-depth
  • Teacher Training Programme (TTP) – become a qualified teacher

If you are interested in studying Kadampa Buddhism or have questions about the program, please contact us via email ( or phone (+41 (0)27 203 22 22).

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