Foundation Programme


The Foundation Programme (FP) is designed for people who wish to deepen their understanding and

experience of Kadampa Buddhism through a systematic study of essential Buddhist commentaries by

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Anyone can join and experience the great benefits of being part of this regular study programme.

Through this we can improve our good heart, our wisdom, and our cherishing of others

by going deeper into our study and meditation practice.

Enrolment is required to study on the Foundation Programme.

To find out more, please contact the Education Programme Coordinator at


There are three Foundation Programme courses to choose from:


Wednesday Evenings


For more information about this class please email

Wednesday Foundation Programme dates

September – December .TBC


Universal Compassion is a much-loved and very accessible book by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. It is full of practical instructions showing how to transform even the most difficult daily life experiences into opportunities for spiritual growth through developing and enhancing minds of universal love and compassion.

Taught by Buddhist monk, Gen Togden who is the Resident Teacher of Madhyamaka KMC


This will start with an introduction to the Foundation Programme on Wed 26th April. If you’d like to come to this, please let Phill know by email or leave your name at reception.




Sundays at Madhyamaka KMC (recently moved from York)


Sundays, 3pm-7pm , started  Joyful Path of Good Fortune in September 2016

York FP Now at Madhyamaka KMC pocklington is taught by Western Buddhist monk, Gen Togden who is the Resident Teacher of Madhyamaka KMC







Weekday evenings at Madhyamaka KMC

HUMKarin Chielman

Mondays & Thursdays, 7-9pm, started  How to Understand the Mind in June 2016.

Weekday FP is taught by Kadampa Teacher, Karin Chielman, senior student on

Teacher Training Programme.



How much will it cost?

The cost is £35 a month to become a monthly member which also includes free admission to General

Programme Classes at the Centre and branches, weekend events, and retreats at the Centre (except

empowerments, meals and accommodation)


Too far away to attend?

If travel, time, or another reason prevents you from attending the study classes you may apply to join

the Correspondence Study Programme. Students on the Correspondence Study Programme receive

recordings of the classes in MP3 (available for download from the internet). For more information on

this Programme please contact us.


Interested in joining?

If you wish to join Foundation Programme please contact us and we will arrange for you to attend a free

‘taster session’. This will give you an opportunity to find out more about the course and consider if it is

something you would like to join.