Wednesday Morning Foundation Programme

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NEW! This program begins with an open introduction May 15.

Drop in and find out what this program is all about and if it is for you!

Foundation Programme is an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of Buddhism by making an ongoing commitment to join a weekly study group. These study classes provide a systematic presentation of Kadampa Buddhism to a group of students who also engage in paired and group discussion as part of the programme.

Foundation Study Programme requires a commitment to attend a whole section of a book (with class breaks during most school term breaks).

For more information, or to drop in and test out a class to see if this program is for you, please ask at reception or  and the FP Coordinator will contact you with information about the programme and will discuss with you when the next best opportunity will be to join the programme. 

Foundation Programme:
Deeper Study

The programme includes five topics from Buddha’s Sutra teachings and the corresponding commentaries by 
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.  

We are studying The New Eight Steps to Happiness.

1. The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, based on the commentary Joyful Path of Good Fortune

2. Training the Mind, based on the commentaries Universal Compassion and The New Eight Steps to Happiness

3. The Heart Sutra, based on the commentary The New Heart of Wisdom

4. Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, based on the commentary Meaningful to Behold

5. Types of Mind, based on the commentary How to Understand the Mind


This study class is based on the Beginners Books The New Eight Steps to Happiness.

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Time & Cost


Scheduled Dates

  • Wed 24th July
  • Wed 14th August
  • Wed 21st August
  • Wed 28th August

Venue Details

This event is held at:
Compassion Buddhist Centre
2 Station Road
South Gosforth


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