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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are four Foundation Programme courses to choose from:
NEW Starting April 26th 2017
For more information about this class please email email@example.com
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.
Gen Delek 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your name at reception.
Sundays, 2:00-6:00pm. They have just started studying The New Heart of Wisdom.
Weekday evenings at Madhyamaka KMC
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
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.