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 Kelsang Tara, our Resident Teacher whose inspiring teachings reflect her sincere wish to help those in need and to share her experience of Buddha’s life-changing instructions with others.

• 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)

As the Foundation Program is an enrolled study program, we suggest that you join in with the General Program weekly classes or workshops on a regular basis first before considering trialling FP.

Thursday Foundation Program

Thursdays 6.15 – 8.30pm
The Thursday Foundation Program will begin studying New Heart of Wisdom by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso on 25 August 2022. This book is a commentary to one of Buddha’s most famous and profound teachings ‘The Heart Sutra’ and provides clear explanations of all the meditations of the stages of the path to enlightenment.

For more information about joining Thursday FP or to arrange to trial the first class of the new book, please e-mail the Education Program Coordinator at

Sunday Foundation Program

Sundays 2.00 – 6.00pm
The Sunday Foundation Program will begin studying How to Understand the Mind on Sunday 21 February.

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.

For more information about joining Sunday FP or to arrange a free trial class, please e-mail the Education Program Coordinator at: