Going Deeper: The Foundation Programme Tuesdays

  • DATE & TIME

    Tuesday Evenings, 7-9pm

    We are starting a new book in September, New Heart of Wisdom.  We will be starting with the 2nd part of the book that explains clearly all the stages of the path to Enlightenment.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the profound Lamrim meditations that lead us to the supreme happiness of Enlightenment.

    Join us September 8th at 7pm for a free introduction to the Foundation Programme.  Everyone is welome.

    This will be available live-streamed.

    Sept 8 – Introduction to FP / Class
    Sept 15 – Class
    Sept 22 – Class
    Sept 29 – Class
    Oct 6 – Class
    Oct 13 – Class
    Oct 20 – Discussion
    Oct 27 – Fall Festival
    Nov 3 – Class
    Nov 10 – Class
    Nov 17 – Class
    Nov 24 – Class
    Dec 1 – Class
    Dec 8 – Discussion
  • COURSE LEVEL

    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.

  • VENUE & PARKING

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

  • COURSE FEE & BOOKING

    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 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.

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.

The Book We Are Studying

The Benefits of studying The New Heart of Wisdom

  • Receive profound teachings from Buddha’s heart
  • Understand the relationship between our mind and our world
  • Learn a special method for overcoming difficulties in daily life
  • Remove obstacles to realising our full potential

This book reveals the profound meaning of the very heart of Buddha’s teachings – the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras, showing how we can attain pure, lasting happiness through developing special wisdom and universal compassion.

The author shows how all our problems and suffering come from our ignorance of the nature of things, and how we can abandon this ignorance and come to enjoy pure, lasting happiness through a special wisdom associated with compassion for all living beings.

We will be starting the course with Part 2 of the book which explains the essential meditations that lead us along the stages of the path to Enlightenment.  This is a wonderful opportunity to understand the series of Lamrim meditations that form the core of Kadampa daily practice.

If you would like to buy The New Heart of Wisdom, please visit the Tharpa UK website.

Teacher

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 over 22 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.

Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre is a member of the International Kadampa Buddhist Union (IKBU) and is a Registerd Charity No. 1016354.