These classes are provided as audio recordings and are intended for those who live in a remote area of Western Australia and are therefore unable to join the in-person class.

Correspondence Foundation Program

The Foundation Program (FP) by correspondence provides an opportunity to engage in systematic study and meditation on the essential subjects of Kadampa Buddhism based on six books by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The emphasis in the classes, which consist of teachings, meditation, and discussion, is on gaining practical experience of Buddha’s teachings that you can apply to your daily life.

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.

The in-person class takes place on Thursday evenings, with scheduled breaks throughout the year. Recordings are supplied to enrolled correspondence students as MP3 audio files.

The next book being studied is New Heart of Wisdom commencing on 25th 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

The Teacher

Kelsang Tara is a fully ordained Australian Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Perth.

Tara has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for many years, and ordained as a Buddhist nun in 2015. Tara’s inspiring teachings reflect her sincere wish to help those in need and to share her experience of Buddha’s life-changing instructions with others.