FOUNDATION PROGRAMME | SUNDAYS 10am-12PM

SUNDAY  10am-12pm

The Foundation Programme (FP) 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. If you have been coming to classes regularly and have been getting a lot out of your GP classes but feel you want to go a bit deeper with your study and practice – the systematic study of this essential Buddhist text on FP may be a perfect next step for you.

DATE & TIME

Sunsdays 10am-12pm

We are currently studying the book, The New Eight Steps to Happiness.  You are welcome to try out two free taster classes but if you wish to join, you need to commit to attending each class.

This will be available in person and in certain circumstances, live streamed.

June 16th – Class

June 23rd – No Class – Wheel of Life Weekend Course

June 30th – Class

July 7th – Class

July 14th – No Class – Beach Meditation

July 21st – Class

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 at least a Gold Member of the Centre.  This is £40 a month and also includes access to all General Programme classes and Weekend courses the Centre offers.
To join or for more information email: epc@meditateinbrighton.com
The book we are currently studying is

The New Eight Steps to Happiness

Pure happiness can only be attained through developing our mind…Through improving our qualities of love, compassion and wisdom we can gradually eliminate all our suffering and problems, and eventually attain the everlasting joy of full enlightenment.

A detailed and practical explanation of one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, by the great Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa. Clear methods are simply presented for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights, for improving our relationships, and for bringing greater patience, empathy and compassion into our daily life. These methods have inspired generations of Buddhist practitioners for almost a thousand years, and brought lasting peace, inspiration and serenity to countless people. Now, with this book, Venerable Geshe Kelsang shares the immeasurably rich insight of this ancient wisdom to help us find greater happiness and meaning in our busy, modern lives. With this revised presentation, The New Eight Steps to Happiness, Venerable Geshe-la re-introduces us to the essential practices of Training the Mind. He not only challenges our entire understanding of the world, but also challenges us to transform ourself into the greatest being we can possibly become!

Everyone, whether religious or non-religious, is looking for happiness all the time and wants to be free from problems and suffering permanently. We can fulfil these wishes through understanding and practising the instructions given in this book

This class is taught by our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Jigme.