Foundation Study Program
Take your practice deeper
The Foundation Program offers a structured approach to learning Buddhist meditation through the study of a particular book. Through in-depth study and practice, it helps us close the gap between the inspiring teachings we hear at the Centre and practising them in our daily life. We learn how to integrate all the meditation practices and wisdom advice from Buddha into our normal daily life. In this way we gradually find a deep inner peace and happiness in our lives.
By studying on this program we shall gain great confidence in meditation—from simple Buddhist techniques for developing inner peace, to the profound insights which lead to lasting wisdom and joy.
At Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington in Island Bay we have two separate Foundation Programmes: one runs on Wednesday evenings and the other on Sunday afternoons.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
The book concludes with a detailed explanation of meditation, showing how by controlling and transforming our mind we can attain a lasting state of joy, independent of external conditions.
Teacher Training Program
foundation program FAQs
Joining FP involves studying an entire book or 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. FP is open to everyone and you can join at any point in the year.
To find out more or to register for a trial please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org