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 is on gaining practical experience of Buddha’s teachings that you can apply to your daily life.

The Benefits of this Special Programme

Deepen your personal insights into Buddha’s teachings

Give structure to your meditation practice & study of Buddhism

Learn from Kelsang Jangchub’s practical and profound experience

Enjoy the help and support of like-minded spiritual friends

Cultivate a state of mind that is calm, clear and positive all the time

Develop and realise the true limitless potential of your mind

About the Study Book

This remarkable book offers us deep insight into our own mind and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives.

Part One: A practical guide to developing and maintaining a light, positive mind.
Part Two: Describes different types of mind in detail and how to use these in meditation and daily life.

Copies of this text can be ordered from Tharpa Publications or you can purchase a copy from the Centre.

The Programme Teacher

Kelsang Jangchub is the Resident Teacher at Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Centre and he teaches the Foundation Programme. Jangchub has been a sincere student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso student for over 30 years and has taught overseas and in the UK. He is known for his good heart and dedication to helping people transform their lives through the study, meditation and practice of Buddha’s teachings. He teaches in an accessible way whilst assisting the students to understand the deeper meaning of the teachings.

More Information

Thursdays 7.00 – 9.00 pm

Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 34 Mostyn Avenue, Llandudno, LL30 1YY

CLASS DATES Aug – Dec 2023

Classes run on a weekly basis with term breaks as below:

Aug 24, 31
Sept 07, 14, 21, 28
Oct 05, 19, 26 (no class on Oct 12 – NKT Fall festival in Spain 07 – 11 Oct)
Nov 02, 09, 16,  30 (no class on Nov 23 – Welsh Dharma Celebration in Swansea 24 – 26 Nov)
Dec 07, 14

£30 per month payable by direct debit or standing order and includes access to all other weekly classes, courses and retreats. You can set up a regular payment through our Centre Card system here.

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