Going Deeper: The Foundation Programme Sundays

  • DATE & TIME

    Sundays , 9am-10.45am, tea break, 11.15am-1pm – classes are held online

    We are currently studying the Great scope of Lamrim – the path of love and compassion

    You are welcome to try the course out as a taster on September 6th.

    Schedule of upcoming classes:

    Oct 3 pages 526-534

    Oct 10 pages 535-544

    Oct 17 Discussion and pages 544-547

    Oct 24 No class Fall Festival

    Oct 31 pages 547-553

    Nov 7 pages 553-560

    Nov 14 pages Discussion and pages 560-563

    Nov 21 pages 563-569

    Nov 28 pages 569-578

    Dec 5 no class empowerment weekend

    Dec 12 Discussion and study session

    Dec 19 Exam pages 373-535 – up to engaging in Bodhisattva’s actions

  • COURSE LEVEL

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

  • 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 must become a gold or platinum member.  Gold membership is  £40 per month, and includes all our classes, courses and retreats.

    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

Joyful Path of Good Fortune

This immensely practical book explains the complete Buddhist path to Enlightenment

A clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for the growth of good qualities, but to fulfil this potential we need to know what to do along every stage of our spiritual journey. With this book, Geshe Kelsang offers us step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness. With extraordinary clarity, he presents all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they are to be practised, enriching his explanation with stories and illuminating analogies. This is a perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.

we are currently studying the section on developing the wish to attain permanent liberation from suffering. The path of renunciation.

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 25 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.