Foundation Programme Mondays
£30 per month

Starting August 14, 2028Mondays 7-9pm

Foundation Programme

Mondays 7-9pm

These classes are currently being offered online

With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Osung

Foundation Program (FP) is the perfect next step for those who have enjoyed attending drop in meditation sessions.

The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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 each stage of our spiritual journey.

Based on the famous Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa, The New Eight Steps to Happiness reveals essential methods for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. This inspiring book helps us to  develop universal love and compassion, the source of true happiness for both ourself and others.

The oral transmission of the book, combined with teachings, guided meditations and discussion, will build our confidence to apply Dharma in daily life. By doing this consistently, we will joyfully turn our initial insights into actual realisations of Dharma.

Most of all, by building a connection with the teachings and spiritual friends, Foundation Program is the perfect way to energise and sustain our spiritual life.

 “Everyone, whether religious or non-religious, is looking for happiness all the time and wants to be free from problems and suffering permanently. We can fulfil these wishes through understanding and practicing the instructions given in this book”  –  Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

The New Eight Steps to Happiness (paperback £9.95) is available for purchase from our shop.

About FP

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 and trying to attend all the classes, one of which is an end-of-year exam. 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.

Price: £30 per month (supporting member)

In order to join, enrolment is required (please note Foundation Programme is not a drop-in class). The class fee includes admission to all classes, courses and branches run by KMC Glasgow, with 30% off our special events.

How to Join FP

Please contact our Education Programme Coordinator, Annabel, on education@meditateinscotland.org to discuss joining the programme or to try out a taster class.

Term Dates

Aug 17, 31, Sept 7, 14 – Discussion

Sept 21, 28, Oct 5, 12 – Discussion

Oct 19, Nov 2, 9, 16 – Discussion

Nov 23, 30, Dec 7, 14 – Discussion

About the teacher

Gen Kelsang Osung has been studying under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 25 years. A modern Buddhist nun, she is loved for her joyful and inspiring presentation of Buddha’s teachings, clearly close to her heart.

We also offer Teacher Training Programme on Sundays from 10am-1.30pm, for those wishing to train as qualified teachers of Kadampa Buddhism or for Kadampa practitioners wishing to deepen their practice and understanding further through committed study.