Foundation Program

Do you love Buddha’s teachings and feel that you would like to understand them in greater depth? Regular study programs are a great way to take the next step in your spiritual development. We have two committed study programs you can join – Thursday night Foundation Program or Sunday afternoon Foundation Program (FP). On FP you will get to:

• Study Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books systematically, receive commentary to these texts and learn how to integrate them into your daily life.

• Receive regular teachings from Gen Kelsang Ani, our Resident Teacher who has over 15 years experience studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism.

• Actively participate in our spiritual community, connect with other practitioners and feel supported in your practice.

• Gain personal experience of the essential teachings of Kadampa Buddhism and make genuine progress on the path to liberation and enlightenment.

 

“I love FP because it gives me the opportunity to take the teachings to a more personal level.“ – Suzie (FP Student)

“I really enjoy FP because it allows me to practically experience the Buddhist path and integrate the teachings into my daily life to benefit those around me.” – Paul (FP Student)

Thursday Foundation Program

Thursdays 5.30-9.30pm with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Ani
Joyful Path of Good Fortune by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a step-by-step guide to the essential meditations on the path to lasting inner peace and happiness. This book shows us how to activate our potential for self-transformation and guides us in the development of profoundly positive states of mind that help us to fulfil our true potential. Joyful Path explains the entire spiritual journey to enlightenment, guiding you along every stage of the journey.

For more information about joining Thursday FP, please e-mail our Education Program Coordinator, Kelsang Tara on dkmceducation@iinet.net.au

Sunday Foundation Program

Sundays 1-5.30pm with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Ani
New book commencing soon In May 2019 the Sunday Foundation Program will begin studying Universal Compassion – Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times.

From the author Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: ‘We need to transform whatever circumstances we meet, whether good or bad, into the spiritual path by channelling all our actions in a virtuous direction. This practice is extremely important. Those who engage in it successfully will never have to experience anxiety or discouragement but will be able to remain calm and peaceful in all circumstances.’

This program is a combined FP and Teacher Training Program (TTP) class and provides you with an opportunity to study in a structured and systematic way, form lasting spiritual friendships and deepen your practical experience of Dharma.

For more information about joining Sunday FP, please e-mail our Education Program Coordinator, Kelsang Tara on dkmceducation@iinet.net.au. See more information below about joining as a TTP student.

Teacher Training Program

The Teacher Training Program is the perfect basis for transforming our minds and swiftly progressing on the spiritual path. The Teacher Training Program is for students who have experience of FP and wish to make a deeper commitment to spiritual development. TTP students have the opportunity to train as qualified Kadampa Buddhist Teachers through the in-depth study and practice of twelve subjects covering Sutra and Tantra, and by engaging in qualified retreat.

For more information about joining Sunday Study Program detailed above as a Teacher Training Program student, please e-mail our Education Program Coordinator, Kelsang Tara on dkmceducation@iinet.net.au