The Foundation Programme in Modern Kadampa Buddhism is open to anyone who would like an opportunity to deepen their understanding and experience of Buddhism through a formal and systematic study of six texts.
The Foundation Programme is now studying the book Joyful Path of Good Fortune.
In this section we will learn about the Buddhist Path to Liberation, including extensive explanation of topics such as:
- Developing the Wish to Attain Liberation
- The Four Noble Truths
- Delusions and Actions, Death and Rebirth
- The Twelve Dependent-related Links
With Joyful Path of Good Fortune, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso offers us step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness. This is a perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.
This book gives 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.
• A deeper understanding of the meditations
• Structure to help establish a regular meditation practice
• More support for your spiritual growth
• An opportunity to discuss and ask questions
• Gain the ability to integrate Buddha’s teachings into our daily lives and solve all our human problems
The Foundation Programme class is held once a week on Saturdays at 2.30-4.30pm. When you enrol for the programme you are enrolling to complete the study of the complete section of the book. However, there are many breaks throughout the year for holidays, special events etc.
Fees: $60 per calendar month throughout the year (includes unlimited weekly GP classes and all FP classes).
What Happens at a class
Prior to class, students study an assigned portion of the text, usually a few pages long, and memorize the essential points. The class begins with chanted prayers and guided meditation. The teacher then reads the assigned selection from the book while giving commentary to the text. The students then divide into pairs to discuss the material. The teacher and students conclude by deciding how to practice during the coming week.
Open for those who cannot attend the live classes due to work or family commitments. Students enrol for one subject at a time and to ensure the success of their studies they are asked to keep the same commitments as students attending the live classes (see above). From time to time, when convenient, they can visit the Centre to receive an oral transmission of the root text from the Teacher.
Fees: $40 per calendar month throughout the year.
KMC Singapore also has a Teacher Training Programme. More information