About the Foundation Programme: The next step…
Why not take the next step to deepen your meditation practice?
Foundation Programme (FP) is an ongoing, weekly course on Buddhism and meditation. The course is suitable for anyone with interest in deepening their understanding of Buddhist meditation and wisdom.
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.
Benefits of the Foundation Programme
- 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.
How do I start?
From May we will be studying the text How to Understand the Mind.
When you join the Foundation Programme, you commit to studying one section of the book. This can take differing lengths of time, depending on which book is being studied. How to Understand the Mind part 1 – will take approximately 12 months to complete.
What to expect
In each class there are guided meditations, teachings on the book, and discussion in pairs. Every fifth or sixth class is a group discussion, which enables students to ask questions and clarify the meaning of the text.
What are we studying?
How to Understand the Mind by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
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.
This book will be available to buy at the class (£11.95)