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

Location: Commercial Drive · Kadampa Meditation Centre - Vancouver 1833 Victoria Diversion

Cost: $80/month
The Foundation Program (FP) is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding and experience of meditation & 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.

Book currently being studied: 
How to Understand the Mind by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Fundamental to the entire Buddhist way of life is the teaching that everything depends upon the mind. The world we experience is the result of our karma, or actions, and all our actions of body, speech, and mind originate in the mind. To change our world we have to start by changing our mind, and this depends upon first gaining an thorough understanding of the mind and how it works. In Understanding the Mind, Geshe Kelsang provides a comprehensive explanation of the different types of mind and functions of mind. Though dealing with a profound and complex subject, this book is immensely practical, at every turn offering clear advice on how we can use our understanding of the mind to improve the quality of our lives and eventually to attain the true mental freedom of enlightenment.

Enrolment: *This is not a drop-in class, enrolment is required. If you wish to try out a class for free please email our Education Program Coordinator

If you have already enrolled, please click HERE to sign up for monthly payments.

Class Structure:

  • Introductory Prayers for Meditation (15 min)
  • Guided Meditation on topic being studied (~20 min)
  • Teaching of new material (1 hr)
  • Paired Discussion (15 min)
  • Conclusion, take away practices (10 min)

Encouragement from the Author – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso:
“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

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.

Cost: $80/month

If you have any inquiries please email:

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