Why We Need Meditation

Feel inspired to learn meditation and enjoy the benefits that come from keeping a regular practise



Further encouragement to practise meditation

With the support of a local Centre and other people with similar aspirations to learn, you will feel encouraged to a gradual improvement in your practise. The Three Kadampa Study Programmes were devised with these intentions in mind and there is something for everyone to develop beneficial connection with their local Centre.


"Something for everyone" or "Ways to connect with your local Centre"

General Programme (GP)

Including practical advice and guided meditations, this accessible weekly programme of drop-in classes gives real insight into how Buddhist solutions can be applied in daily life.



Foundation Programme (FP)

Building on experience gained in General Programme, the Foundation Programme provides an opportunity to deepen your understanding and experience of Buddhism through the systematic study of six texts.



Teacher Training Programme (TTP)

Through detailed study of Buddha’s teachings, teaching skills classes and various retreat commitments, the Teacher Training Programme provides the opportunity to become a qualified Kadampa Teacher, and help others to realize their own potential. TTP at some Centres are also offered as correspondence courses.



Festivals and Courses

The New Kadampa Tradition also organizes local, national and international Buddhist Festivals and Dharma Celebrations throughout the year, where thousands of people gather to receive teachings from senior Teachers of the tradition and to enjoy the inspiration of spiritual friendship.