Going Deeper: The Foundation Programme Tuesdays

The Book We Are Studying

The book “How to understand the mind” 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. Part 1 is a practical guide to developing and maintaining a light, positive mind – showing how to recognize and abandon states of mind that harm us, and to replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones. Part 2 describes different types of mind in detail, revealing the depth and profundity of
the Buddhist understanding of the mind.

It concludes with a detailed explanation of meditation, showing how by controlling and transforming our mind we can attain a lasting state of joy, independent of external conditions.



    Tuesday Evenings, 7-9pm

    We are studying the extraordinary book, “How to Understand the Mind”.  You are welcome to try out a class but if you wish to join, you need to commit to attending each class.

    This will be available live-streamed and in person

    NEW BOOK STARTING APRIL 26 “How to Understand the Mind”

    April 26 – Introduction to Foundation Programme and the beginning of the Study Programme

    May 3 – Class

    May 10 – Class

    May 17 – Class

    May 24 – Class

    May 31 – Class

    June 7 – Discussion

    June 14 – No Class – Spring Festival

    June 21 – No Class – Menorca Retreat

    June 28 – Class

    July  5 – Class

    July 12 – Class

    July 19 – Class


    Suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their study and practice of Buddha’s teachings.

    We advise that you attend some of our drop in classes to get a feel for the Centre and teachings before applying to join the foundation programme. If you enjoy our classes and wish to go deeper you can attend two free taster sessions of the foundation programme before deciding if you would like to join.


    Bodhisattva KMC, 3 Lansdowne Road, Brighton & Hove, BN3 1DN
    Free parking onsite


    As this programme is not a drop-in class, if you wish to join the Programme after trying the free taster class,  there is a commitment to studying a section of the book.

    To join the programme, you need to become at least a Silver Member of the Centre.  This is £30 a month and also includes access to all General Programme classes and Saturday courses the Centre offers.

    Visit our membership page for more information

    You can pay by standing order.


Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Thekchen, is a senior meditation teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition.  He has been a Buddhist monk and teacher for 20 years, having taught in many Centres in the UK and Canada.  He presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and often humorous way that enables the listener to easily understand the teachings and put them into practise.

Going Deeper: The Foundation Programme

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.

There are many benefits to joining the Foundation Programme namely:

  • 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.

For more information, please email epc@meditateinbrighton.com.