Foundation Programme

Would you like to study and practise meditation and Kadampa Buddhism more regularly? Would you like to go deeper and stabilise your experience of inner peace?

Buddha’s teachings are very extensive, but you can gradually improve your understanding and personal experience by joining the Foundation Programme. Foundation Programme 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.

TASTER CLASS

Would you like to give it a try? You’re most welcome to join a taster class to see if this is for you. Everyone is welcome! Just read this page then send us a request by email epc@meditationincheltenham.org.uk

Benefits of Foundation Programme

These are the main BENEFITS of joining FP:

  • Deepen your personal knowledge and insights into Dharma (Buddha’s teachings)
  • Give proper structure to your meditation practice and study of Buddhism
  • Enjoy the help and support of like-minded spiritual friends
  • Cultivate a state of mind that is calm, clear, and positive all the time
  • Develop and realise the true limitless potential of your own mind

Commitments

  • Be interested in enrolling for one section of the book
  • To have your own copy of the book being studied
  •  Prepare before each class by reading the pages to be covered in the class
  • Make a sincere effort to attend every class (FP is not a drop-in class)
  • Try your best to memorise the essential points of the book
  • Try to attend one centre puja per week
  • Students must sit an examination at the end of their enrolled section

Further information & enrolment

For more information and enrolment please contact the Education Programme Coordinator on: epc@meditationincheltenham.org.uk