Foundation Programme

The Foundation Programme (FP) at Ganden KBC provides an opportunity for residents and non-residents to engage in systematic study and meditation on the essential subjects of Kadampa Buddhism based on six books by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The emphasis in the classes, which consist of teachings, meditation, and discussion, is on gaining practical experience of Buddha’s teachings that you can apply to your daily life.

FP is a tried and tested way to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Buddha’s teachings, maintain a daily meditation practice that is both focused and powerful, and make genuine spiritual progress. If you have been coming to classes regularly and have been getting a lot out of your GP classes but feel you want to go a bit deeper with your study and practice – the systematic study of this essential Buddhist text on FP may be a perfect next step for you.

Cost of FP is through Standard membership. This costs £30 every month (£360 per year) and covers all your FP classes but also gives you unlimited access to drop-in classes, half-day courses, day retreats and discounts on special events. 

This Foundation Programme at Ganden KBC takes place on a Tuesday evening and is taught by our Resident Teacher.

In January 2022 we will be starting the study of a new book How to Understand the Mind by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The ideal time to join FP!

How to Understand the Mind

This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in every day experience to improve our lives.

Part 1 is a practical guide to developing and maintaining a light, positive mind – showing how to recognize and abandon states of mind that harm us, and to replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones.

Part 2 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.

You can purchase this book in various formats here 

 

CLASS DATES:

 

2022 – Starts January 18th

Foundation Programme taster

Although you can join the FP at any time of the year, it of course it is best to start at the beginning of a book. We have only got a little way into the book so its not too late to start. If you would like to see whether FP is for you before you make a commitment, you can attend your first two weeks free of charge. In this way you get a taste of the Foundation Programme and can make a more informed decision about enrolling after the taster.

For more information and enrolment please email info@meditateinhalifax.org

When

Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00pm

Price

This costs £30 every month (£360 per year) and covers all your FP classes but also gives you unlimited access to drop-in classes, half-day courses, day retreats and discounts on special events. 

Where

Ganden Buddhist Centre Halifax.

Level

Teacher