If you wish to deepen your experience of Buddha’s teachings and find meaning and lasting happiness in your modern life, you will enjoy the Foundation Program (FP). Joining FP involves enrolling for a section of the book, trying to attend all the classes, and to take an exam for self evaluation at the end of each section.
Each class consists of short chanted prayers, a guided meditation, teaching and discussion. The classes are systematic and interactive and students will find that their knowledge and wisdom grows week by week as a result.
The oral transmission of the book, combined with teachings, guided meditations and discussion, deepens our understanding as well as our confidence to apply Dharma in daily life. By doing this consistently, we will be able to turn our initial insights into actual realisations of Dharma.
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.
Committing to a regular study program 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.
Our first FP at our new centre has just begun, studying the bookEight Steps to Happiness – The Buddhist way of Loving Kindness.
The heart of Buddha’s teachings is unconditional love and compassion and this inspiring book explains how to meditate on eight beautiful verses written over 1000 years ago, that comprise one of Buddhism’s most cherished teachings.
The Eight Steps to Happiness reveal powerful methods for developing our love, our compassion and our wisdom. They include special practical methods for transforming all of life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights, bringing meaning and lasting happiness into our complex modern lives.