Foundation Programme

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6-Reading Joyful Path-children

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.

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.

This Foundation Programme at Manjushri KMC takes place on a Monday evening. The present book being studied is Joyful Path of Good Fortune by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The study of this book began in September 2020.


This class is presently taught by Gen Kelsang Rabten and all students are attending the classes in person inside the Temple at Manjushri KMC.

Gen Rabten has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 25 years and taught at centres in various countries. His deep faith in Buddha's teachings and joyful approach has inspired many people to live a more meaningful and enriching spiritual life.

Class dates
Monday 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Feb 1, 8, 15
Mar 8, 15, 22
Apr 12, 19, 26
May 3, 17
Jun 14, 21, 28
July 5

Joyful Path of Good Fortune Part 1 - Monday 12 April
Part 2 of Joyful Path of Good Fortune will begin on 19 April.

Further information & enrolment
For more information and enrolment please contact the Education Programme Coordinator on:


General programme

open to everyone

6-Reading Joyful Path-children

Foundation programme

Enrollment required


Special Teacher Training Programme

Enrollment required