Foundation Programme

    • Joyful Path of Good Fortune

Foundation Programme is an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of Buddhism by making an ongoing commitment to join twice 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 short Summer and Christmas breaks).

For more information 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 Joyful Path of Good Fortune.

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


Time & Cost

Please who will pass them on to the FP Coordinator. The FP Coordinator will then contact you to discuss the requirements and timings of the sessions and the suggested monthly donation for this programme. 

Scheduled Dates

  • Sun 27th October
  • Mon 28th October
  • Sun 10th November
  • Mon 11th November
  • Sun 17th November
  • Mon 18th November
  • Sun 24th November
  • Mon 25th November
  • Sun 1st December
  • Mon 2nd December
  • Sun 8th December
  • Mon 9th December
  • Sun 15th December
  • Mon 16th December
  • Sun 22nd December
  • Mon 23rd December
  • Sun 12th January
  • Mon 13th January
  • Sun 19th January
  • Mon 20th January
  • Sun 26th January
  • Mon 27th January
  • Mon 3rd February
  • Mon 10th February
This event is taught by:

Gen Kelsang Sherab

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Gen Sherab has been our dedicated and inspiring Resident Teacher since 2004

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