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Going Deeper – Introduction to Foundation Programme | Apr 12
April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Foundation Programme on Mondays 7-9pm
Foundation Programme (FP) is an ongoing, weekly course on Buddhism and meditation. The course is suitable for anyone with interest in deepening their understanding of Buddhist meditation and wisdom.
The Programme consists of a dynamic combination of teachings, meditation and discussion, all of which enable us to go deeper into the layers of meaning within each book that we study. All of this helps us to make real progress along our spiritual path. Each class consists of preliminary prayers, guided meditation and reading from the book with commentary and discussion.
Take your meditation to the next step
Foundation Programme is the perfect next step for those who have enjoyed attending our drop in meditation classes on our general programme.
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.
There are many benefits to joining the Foundation Programme namely:
- increased personal insight, wisdom and experience of Dharma (Buddha’s teachings)
- studying and meditating more effectively following a specially-designed programme and qualified meditation teacher
- an opportunity to discuss and ask questions
- help, support and friendship from like-minded people
- gain the ability to integrate Buddha’s instructions into busy modern life
NEW BOOK Joyful Path of Good Fortune by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
NOW is the perfect time to join!
Joyful Path of Good Fortune provides a 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 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. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Joyful Path of Good Fortune.
Curious? Reserve your place on our Introduction to find out more!
Price | free
The Introduction is free for members and non-members
Please note – following the Introduction, if you wish to enrol onto the Foundation Programme you will need to become a member. The class fee (£30 monthly) includes admission to all classes, courses and branches run by KMC Glasgow, with 30% off our special events. Please go to our membership page to set up your membership and to find out more.
Gen Kelsang Drolkyi is the Resident Teacher at KMC Glasgow and a senior teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition. With 30 years of experience including 27 years of ordination, she has inspired people worldwide through her knowledge, skill and loving example.