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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to enrol.
Wisdom & compassion
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.