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 GP classes but feel you want to go a bit deeper with your study and practice – the systematic study of this essential Buddhist text on FP may be a perfect next step for you.
CURRENT BOOK: JOYFUL PATH OF GOOD FORTUNE
A clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for the growth of good qualities, but to fulfil this potential we need to know what to do along every stage of our spiritual journey. With this book, Geshe Kelsang offers us step-by-step guidance on
the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness.
With extraordinary clarity, he presents all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they are to be practised, enriching his explanation with stories and illuminating analogies. This is a perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Joining FP 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.
Tuesday nights 7pm-9pm
Class Fee: $80 per month which also entitles you to attend all classes and courses held by Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Class are being held online at the moment but when we can resume in-person classes they will be held at:
Fullarton Park Community Centre
411 Fullarton Rd, Fullarton