Monday 11 Sept • 7 – 9pm

Location: KMC Vancouver 1833 Victoria Diversion, Vancouver

About this Intro Class 

Join us for a free introduction to Foundation Program - a weekly class on Monday nights that takes place through out the year.  In this intro class, you will learn about the benefits of this special study program and about the book we are studying.  Everybody welcome!

About the Foundation Programme (FP)

Join the Foundation Program as we study the final chapter in the book, ‘The New Eight Steps to Happiness’. This text is an inspiring explanation of one of Buddhism’s best-loved poems ‘Eight Verses for Training the Mind’, which teaches us how we can transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights.

This last chapter on ultimate Bodhichitta reveals the most profound of Buddha’s teachings, explaining how we can free ourself and others from the relentless problems of our everyday existence by realizing emptiness, the true nature of reality.  

In these study classes, Resident Teacher of KMC Vancouver, Gen Sanden, will give commentary to the chapter on ultimate Bodhichitta, providing a unique opportunity for students to gain insight into this profound topic.

If you wish to deepen your experience of Buddha’s teachings and learn how to transform your life into a dynamic spiritual path, you’ll enjoy the Foundation Programme (FP). Joining FP involves enrolling for the study of the section ultimate Bodhichitta in ‘The New Eight Steps to Happiness’. You undertake to attend all the classes and to take an exam at the end.

The Classes: Mondays 7 - 9. pm

Each class consists of prayers, a guided meditation, teaching and discussion.


About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Sanden is a Canadian Buddhist monk, and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver.  He has been a long time student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. He is well loved for his compassion, sense of humour and the clarity of his teachings.


Cost & Booking
After the free trial class, if you wish to join, class fees are conjoined with an FP centre membership, which is $80 per month which entitles you to attend all the classes run by the centre and discounts on other courses. You are welcome to try the programme during this free class or at a later date before enrolling. For further information email

Book your place today by clicking at the top of the page. 

Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver,  1833 Victoria Diversion, Vancouver, B.C. V5N 2K2 Map
(Victoria Drive turns into Victoria Diversion briefly between 20th and 18th Avenue just before it becomes Commercial Drive)

Email:  Telephone: 604.221.2271