The Foundation Programme (FP)
Sundays 3-7pm (Joyful Path of Goodfortune) • Wednesdays 7-9pm (Universal Compassion)
at Madhyamka KMC with Gen Tharpa.
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.
By studying Joyful Path of Good Fortune we gain the ability to put all Buddha’s teachings of both Sutra and Tantra into practice. We can easily make progress on and complete the stages of the path to the supreme happiness of enlightenment. From a practical point of view, the Stages of the Path is the main body of Buddha’s teachings, and the other teachings are like its limbs. This class is taught by Gen Tharpa the Resident Teacher
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 Tharpa who is the Resident Teacher of Madhyamaka KMC
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.