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Foundation Program

With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Tsalden
Fridays 7pm to 9pm | Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre

shantidevaWhat is the Foundation Program?

The Foundation Program (FP) is a way to deepen our experience of Buddha's teachings and find meaning and lasting happiness in our modern life. Joining FP involves studying an entire book or commitment section and trying to attend all classes, one of which is an end-of-term exam. Each class consists of prayers, guided meditation, teaching and discussion.

What are we studying?

We are currently studying Meaningful to Behold. As a commentary to the great Buddhist classic, Guide To The Bodhisattva's Way Of Life, it focuses on the altruistic practice of the six perfections of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration, and wisdom. Through incorporating these trainings into daily life we can make all our activities beneficial and meaningful, and swiftly progress along the path to enlightenment, permanent inner peace.

How do I start?

We generally advise students to attend drop-in classes regularly for at least a few months. FP is a committed study program, so this previous experience with the teachings gives you a solid foundation for your personal commitment to the program. The next thing to do is contact us and arrange to come along and sit in on a class to find out what it's all about. You are welcome to attend a class before enrolling.

You can join the program at any time. Class fee: $80 per month which includes entry to all Gold Coast courses and classes.

For more information please contact Mary, our Education Program Coordinator, on 07 5535 1140 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Founder - Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso



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