Mondays · 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
with Gen Sanden

Location: Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver · 1833 Victoria Diversion

Cost: $80/month (FP membership)

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, has designed 3 unique Study Programs:

  • General Program (GP)
  • Foundation Program (FP)
  • Teacher Training Program (TTP)

These in-depth study programs consist of the systematic study and practise of new Kadampa Buddhism and are especially suited to people of this modern world.

Read a transcript of a talk given by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche on the benefits of the Foundation Program & Teacher Training Program by clicking here.


The General Program (GP) is open to everyone regardless of previous experience or background. These classes provide a basic introduction to meditation and Buddha’s teachings that are suitable for beginners. The purpose of these classes is to help you to gain personal experience of inner peace, overcome daily problems, and find real happiness from within your own mind.

The GP includes all our walk-in classes and most workshops.


New book & new enrollment starts February 5th, 2018
Book: How to Understand the Mind
Free intro class: Feb 5 , 2018
Registration for these intro classes opens soon.
  • Day: Mondays
  • Time: 7-9:00pm
  • Teacher: Gen Kelsang Sanden
  •  Book Studied: Starting How to Understand the Mind, Feb 5, 2018

The Foundation Program (FP) is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding and experience of Kadampa Buddhism through a systematic study of six texts by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

When you join you will experience the great benefits of being part of this systematic study program. Through this you can improve your good heart, your wisdom, and your cherishing of others by going deeper into your study and meditation practice. Read more about the texts studied and benefits HERE.

*This is not a drop-in program and enrollment is required. We hope you can check out our introductory classes Feb 5, but if you are not able to make it and wish to join later on, please with our Education Program Coordinator at: for more information.

If we just dabble superficially in a spiritual path we will never gain a deep and stable experience, and our wisdom will never develop to its full potential. This is why these spiritual programs are so important – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Cost: $80/month (FP membership)

If you have any inquiries please email:

Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver
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