Foundation Programme, Thursdays 7.15-9.15pmEPC KMC London2017-07-04T15:58:29+00:00
Benefits of Foundation Programme
There are many benefits to joining the Foundation Programme namely:
Increased personal insight, wisdom and experience of Dharma (Buddha’s teachings)
Studying and meditating more effectively following a specially-designed programme and qualified meditation teacher
An opportunity to discuss and ask questions
Help, support and friendship from like-minded people
Gain the ability to integrate Buddha’s instructions into busy modern life.
Foundation Programme has many benefits and is not a drop-in class. Enrolment is required and we ask that everyone who enrols:
has a sincere personal commitment to try to attend each class,
will commit to at least 3 months after having one or two taster sessions.
FP students enrollment offers all the benefits of being a KMC London Temple Member. These personal commitments combined with the special structure of the class (see below) enable us to take the most from our efforts to improve the quality of our mind and realise our full potential. The programme consists of a dynamic combination of teachings, meditation and discussion, all of which enable us to go deeper into the layers of meaning within each book that we study. All of this helps us to make real progress along our spiritual path. Each class consists of preliminary prayers, guided meditation and reading from the book with commentary and discussion.
For more information about the Foundation Programme from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, click HERE
Watch a video of the benefits of this programme run by another Kadampa Centre in New York
‘How to Understand the Mind’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
This book offers us a deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives.
The first part is a practical guide to developing and maintaining a light, positive mind – showing how to recognise and abandon states of mind that harm us, and to replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones.
The second part describes different types of mind in detail, revealing the depth and profundity of the Buddhist understanding of the mind. It concludes with a detailed explanation of meditation, showing how by controlling and transforming our mind we can attain a lasting state of joy, independent of external conditions.
FEES AND HOW TO ENROL
£45 per month to include the following benefits.
Your FP membership includes
All regular courses, classes and retreats held at the Temple and all our branch classes.
Foundation Programme and weekend courses
5 free guest passes for General Programme classes per year.
30% discount for empowerments.
You will need a copy of the book “How to Understand the Mind”. Copies can be purchased at the Temple or ordered online at www.tharpa.co.uk
If you wish to join the Foundation Programme, please email the Education Programme Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask for details at the Temple.
TRY BEFORE YOU ENROL
Before deciding to enrol you are welcome to attend one or two classes for no fee at Kadampa Meditation Centre London Temple before committing to a particular study programme.
Gen Kelsang Gomchen is a qualified Kadampa practitioner and teacher of Kadampa Buddhism. He has received extensive teaching of both Sutra and Tantra including the empowerments of Highest Yoga Tantra from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He has completed an intensive Special Teacher Training Programme with our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, and engaged sincerely in meditation retreats on both Sutra and Tantra. He is known for his ability to inspire others through sincere practice and to present the deeper meanings of Venerable-Geshe-la’s books in a way that is practical and relevant to all who listen. He has taught extensively throughout the UK and recently Venerable Geshe-la requested him to teach at KMC London in both the Temple and the new commercial space in Kensington.
VENUE: KMC London, 1A Ashridge Way, Morden, London SM4 4EF
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