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:


Sundays at Madhyamaka KMC

NHWKelsang Uma


Sundays, 2:00-6:00pm. They have just started studying The New Heart of Wisdom.

Sunday FP is taught by Western Buddhist monk, Kelsang Uma, who also teaches

the Scarborough and Goole evening classes.






Weekday evenings at Madhyamaka KMC

HUMKarin Chielman

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

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

Teacher Training Programme.







Sundays in York

JPGFGen Delek

Sundays, 3.30-8pm at Miller’s Yard, Gillygate, starting Joyful Path of Good Fortune in September 2016

York FP is taught by Western Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Delek who is the

Resident Teacher of Madhyamaka KMC and also teaches the York General Programme classes.






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.


More Information about Kadampa Study Programmes

Read a transcript of a talk given by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso on the benefits of the Foundation & Teacher

Training Programmes by clicking

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