Foundation Program

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The Foundation Program (FP) is an opportunity for people to engage in systematic study and meditation on the essential subjects of Kadampa Buddhism based on six books by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. FP is a tried and tested way to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Buddha’s teachings, maintain a daily meditation practice that is both focused and powerful, and make genuine spiritual progress.

If you have been coming to classes regularly and feel you want to go deeper with your study and practice, FP may be a perfect next step for you. Joining the program involves studying an entire book (or section) and attending all classes, each of which include meditation, teachings, discussion and prayers.

Classes take place weekly on Thursday evenings from 6.30-8.45pm with an optional community dinner from 6-6.30pm which is included in your enrolment. There are scheduled breaks throughout the year.

If you’ve never attended FP before you can trial up to three consecutive classes, which take place on Thursday evenings, before deciding to enrol. To organise this, please email

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.

The Thursday Foundation Program will begin studying Part 2 of New Heart of Wisdom by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche on 8 June 2023. This section of the book explains a precious sequence of meditations called the stages of the path to enlightenment, or Kadam Lamrim, that we can learn to integrate into our daily life.

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

Teacher Training Program

Sundays 2.00 – 6.00pm
The Teacher Training Program (TTP) is currently studying Tantric Grounds and Paths by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

The purpose of the TTP is to provide an extensive presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism, and to train as qualified Teachers of Modern Buddhism.

The Teacher Training Program takes approximately twelve years to complete and requires an enrolment procedure.

To find out more about TTP, please e-mail the Education Program Coordinator at: