FOUNDATION STUDY PROGRAM

The Foundation Program
taught by Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Dornying

Many Buddhist practitioners have a sincere wish to deepen their knowledge and experience of Dharma and to gain authentic spiritual realisations through a structured programme of Dharma studies. The Foundation Program is designed to fulfil this wish. It provides a systematic presentation of the basic subjects of Mahayana Buddhism and forms a perfect basis for a strong daily practice.

Geshe Kelsang says: "Our present understanding and experience of Dharma is quite superficial. There is a big gap between our mind and Dharma and we cannot apply Dharma in our daily lives. Our approach remains passive, like someone watching television, and our mind remains as uncontrolled as before. Why is this? It is because we are not studying systematically, according to a specially designed programme. If we just pick at Dharma randomly we shall never gain deep and stable experience. For this reason the foundation programme is very important."

Universal CompassionUNIVERSAL COMPASSION
An inspiring and empowering book that gives us the confidence and the tools to train our mind and thus achieve an inner transformation.

In these classes we can enjoy this ancient wisdom and the extraordinary results of applying these teachings in our daily lives: loving relationships, a peaceful mind, and the ability to transform all of life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. The Foundation Program (FP) is a way to deepen your experience of Buddha’s teachings and find meaning and lasting happiness in your modern life.

THE PROGRAM

Joining FP involves studying the entire 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 programme at any time.

THE CLASSES (classes will be held on Tuesday 6.30-9pm from the 8th May)
Tuesday nights 6.30pm-9pm

Each class consists of preliminary prayers, guided meditation and a reading from the book with commentary and discussion.

Class Fee: $80 per month which also entitles you to attend all classes and courses held by Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Centre

VENUE
Fullarton Park Community Centre - Boardroom 

411 Fullarton Rd, Fullarton

If you would like to try FP, please email info@meditationinadelaide.org  to confirm your attendance.

 

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