Foundation Programme Sundays

The Book We Are Studying

The New Heart of Wisdom

Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart.

This completely new presentation by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso offers truly liberating insights and advice. It reveals the profound meaning of the very heart of Buddha’s teachings – The Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. Venerable Geshe shows how all our problems and suffering come from our ignorance of the ultimate nature of things, and how we abandon this ignorance and come to enjoy pure, lasting happiness through a special wisdom associated with compassion for all living beings.

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


    Sundays , 9am-10.45am, tea break, 11.15am-1pm – classes are held in person at the Centre

    We are studying the book “New Heart of Wisdom”.  This explains the profound Essence of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra.  This is the very basis of Mahayana Buddhism.

    Schedule of upcoming classes:

    This class is not currently running.


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


    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 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.


Our Resident Teacher of Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre is Gen Kelsang Jigme.

Ordained as a monk in 1997 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Jigme has studied, practised and taught Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang’s guidance in major Kadampa Centres throughout the UK for many years. He shows a humble, kind example as a practitioner and his clear explanations of Buddha’s teachings give us the confidence to practise them in our daily life.