Foundation Programme – Thursdays 7 -9pm

A New Foundation Program will start on Thursday 18 January 2024 at 7pm studying Joyful Path of Good Fortune.

If you wish to deepen your experience of Buddha’s teachings, and find greater meaning and lasting happiness in life, you will enjoy the Foundation Program (FP).

Joining FP involves enrolling for a book, trying to attend all the classes, and taking an exam at the end of each section approximately once a year.

By committing to a regular study program and studying in a group with like-minded people you can benefit from the support of a spiritual community to energise and sustain your spiritual life.

Each class consists of short chanted prayers, a guided meditation, the oral transmission of the book with commentary and discussion. The classes are systematic and interactive and students find that their knowledge and wisdom grows week by week as a result.

This special way of learning increases our mindfulness of the teachings and in this way we gain great ability to apply them practically in daily life.  Finally you will be able to turn your initial spiritual insights into stable and long lasting spiritual transformation.

The classes are similar in format and depth to college-level classes and the program is based on a systematic study of six Kadampa Buddhist texts.

It is possible to join this program in person or online.

Gen Kelsang Tubchen is the Resident Teacher at KMC Aberdeen. An inspiring and gifted teacher, she is loved for her clear, powerful and practical teachings.   She has over 20 years of experience of teaching & guiding retreats and has taught in both the Nordic region and the UK.

Joyful Path of Good Fortune is clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for the growth of good qualities, but to fulfil this potential we need to know what to do along every stage of our spiritual journey.

With this book, Geshe Kelsang offers us step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices known as Lamrim that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness. With extraordinary clarity, he presents all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they are to be practised, enriching his explanation with stories and illuminating analogies. This is a perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.

The practice of Lamrim is very important because everyone needs to cultivate peaceful states of mind. By listening to or reading these teachings we can learn how to control our mind and always keep a good motivation in our heart. This will make all our daily actions pure and meaningful.

"The teachings were clear, direct, accessible, relevant and thought provoking. The meditations gave clear imagery that was helpful for focus. There was a general sense of lightness & optimism."

Inverness Day Course 22nd January 2024

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