Foundation Program

FOUNDATION PROGRAM (IN-DEPTH STUDY) • TUESDAYS  • 7-9PM • ENROLMENT IS REQUIRED

The Foundation Program (FP) provides an opportunity to engage in systematic study and meditation on the essential subjects of Kadampa Buddhism based on six books by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The emphasis in the classes, which consist of teachings, meditation, and discussion, is on gaining practical experience of Buddha’s teachings that you can apply to your daily life.

FP is a tried and tested way to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Buddha’s teachings, maintain a daily meditation practice that is both focused and powerful, and make genuine spiritual progress. If you have been coming to classes regularly and have been getting a lot out of your weekly classes but feel you want to go a bit deeper with your study and practice the Foundation Program may be a perfect next step for you.

CURRENT BOOK: THE NEW EIGHT STEPS TO HAPPINESS

Based on the famous Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa, this inspiring book by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso reveals essential methods for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights and for developing universal love and compassion, the source of true happiness for both self and others.

WHAT TO EXPECT

FP is a committed program which involves studying a section of the book and trying to attend all classes, one of which is an end-of-term exam. Each class consists of prayers, guided meditation, teaching and discussion. You can join the program at any time. You are also welcome to try out the program free of charge before joining.

Tuesday nights 7pm – 9pm

Class Fee: $90 per month which also entitles you to attend all classes and courses held by Kadampa Meditation Centre Adelaide.

VENUE
Kadampa Meditation Centre Adelaide, Mitcham.

If you are interested in joining FP please send us an email at education@meditateinadelaide.org with the subject line 'FOUNDATION PROGRAM' and we will send you more information.