Mondays · 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
with Gen Sanden
Commercial Drive · Kadampa Meditation Centre - Vancouver 1833 Victoria Diversion
$80/month (FP membership)
Join us on Sept 10 & 17 for FREE introduction classes
Book: How to Understand the Mind
Free intro class: Sept 10 & 17
The Foundation Program (FP) is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding and experience of Kadampa Buddhism through systematic study. Through this program you can improve your good heart, your wisdom, and your cherishing of others by going deeper into your study and meditation practice.
*This is not a drop-in class, enrollment is required. We hope you can check out our introductory classes on Sept 10 or 17th, but if you are not able to make it and wish to join later on, please email our Education Program Coordinator email@example.com
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.
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
3 STUDY PROGRAMS
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, has designed 3 unique Study Programs, which consist of the systematic study and practise of new Kadampa Buddhism and are especially suited to people of this modern world.
- General Program (GP)
- Foundation Program (FP)
- Teacher Training Program (TTP)
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. GP includes all our walk-in classes and workshops.
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. See more info above.
TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM (TTP)
The Teacher Training Program (TTP) is designed for those who want to train as qualified New Kadampa Tradition Teachers. In addition to completing the study of fourteen texts of Sutra and Tantra, including the six texts studied on the Foundation Program, students are required to observe certain commitments with regard to behaviour and way of life, and to complete a number of meditation retreats each year. Read more about the texts studied and benefits HERE.
$80/month (FP membership)
If you have any inquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org