The Teacher Training Program

Teacher Training Program is for those students who wish to become qualified Kadampa Buddhist Teachers.  Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment is required to study on this program. For more information on joining the Study Programs please contact our Education Program Coordinator at

Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment will be given at the International Summer Festival this Summer of 2023. Think about coming to this Festival and how this experience will connect you to an international Sangha Family while granting you the precious empowerments that lead to freedom from suffering quickly! 

We will re-start the Teacher Training Program in the Fall of 2023 if we have enough students with HYT empowerment. Check back here at the end of August for an update on the program.

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About our teacher:

Kadam Ricc Bishop is the Resident Teacher at Vajrapani Center. Kadam Ricc has been a disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 20 years. Venerable Geshe Kelsang assigned Ricc as a Resident Teacher in 2006 and he was granted the senior title of ‘Kadam” in 2010. Kadam Ricc has studied, practiced and taught others Kadampa Dharma for many years and takes delight in offering Buddha’s teaching as practical advice for a happy and meaningful life.

Kadam Ricc teaches our Sunday Morning, Tuesday and Thursday evening drop in meditations classes as well as the deeper study of the Foundation & Teacher Training Program. Kadam Ricc also leads many retreats and special events at the Center.

Learn more about the benefits of the Foundation Program and the Teacher Training Program by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso