International Centre for Modern Buddhism and Temple for World Peace

Foundation Programme

The Foundation Programme (FP) at Manjushri KMC provides an opportunity for residents and non-residents 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.

Gen-la Kelsang Tubten
Gen-la Kelsang Thubten

The Programme is taught by Gen-la Kelsang Thubten.

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.

Participants enrol for one book at a time and undertake to attend the classes, memorise the Condensed Meaning of the text being studied and sit a written exam at the end of each section of a book.

Class times
Classes take place on Sundays 10am-12pm and 2.30-4.30pm. See current schedule for class dates etc.

Books and subjects studied on the programme

The New Heart of Wisdom, a commentary to the Heart Sutra.

How to Understand the Mind, an explanation of the types of mind

Joyful Path of Good Fortune, an explanation of the stages of the path to enlightenment

Universal Compassion and The New Eight Steps to Happiness, an explanation of the practices of Training the Mind (lojong)

Meaningful to Behold the commentary to Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

Further information & enrolment
For more information and enrolment please contact the Education Programme Coordinator on: education@manjushri.org