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7.00 - 9.00pm




(Free for Full Members)
Enrolment required
For more information, please email Chelvi on info@meditateinkent.com

Foundation Programme

Foundation Programme provides a unique opportunity to deepen our understanding and experience of the spiritual path through studying and meditating systematically with a group of like-minded people.

The purpose of the Foundation Programme is to provide a systematic presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism and to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism. 

We often say, “My mind, my mind”, but if someone were to ask us, “What is your mind”, we would have no correct answer. This is because we do not understand the nature and function of the mind correctly.

The teachings will be based on the inspiring book How to Understand the Mind written by the contemporary meditation master and founder of Jampel Buddhist Centre, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

This book offers 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.  In addition, it 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.

The Foundation Program is not a drop-in class, enrollment is required. Everyone is welcome to sign up and experience the benefits of attending a regular study program. Please contact info@meditateinkent.com for more information and to enrol.


Wisdom & compassion

Go Deeper

Deepen your experience and understanding of Buddha's teachings with the support of like-minded people. Each class consists of short chanted prayers, a guided meditation, teaching and discussion. The classes are systematic and interactive and students will find that their knowledge and wisdom grows week by week as a result.


Students sign up for a minimum of 3 months and commit to attend every study class to the best of their ability. Students are also expected to read ahead of class and prepare well in order to extract the most from the programme.


Enjoy unlimited access to all classes at both Jampel KBC and branch locations. Foundation Programme fees are included within monthly full membership (£40/month) as well as weekend courses and retreats.


The Foundation Programme is taught by Resident Teacher of Jampel Centre, James Baskerville.


The Foundation Programme is taught by Resident Teacher of Jampel Centre, James Baskerville.


If you wish to deepen your experience of Buddha’s teachings and find real meaning in your life, you will enjoy the Foundation Program. Joining FP involves enrolling for a section of the book and trying to attend all the classes, one of which is an end-of-year exam. The programme is open to anyone interested in taking their meditation practice deeper.

Yes. Ideally you should have attended meditation classes and courses at Jampel Centre. This course is not suitable for beginners.

No special clothing is required, come as you are.

No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.

We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, no-one receives a salary. The funds we receive are used to pay for our venues and operating expenses. Although we charge for classes we also offer low-income rates and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.

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