The Foundation Program Study Group
We offer an on-going study program for those who want to learn, in a more stuctured and systematic way, how to practise the Buddhist path to enlightenment. A brief description of the program is given here. Please contact us if you would like to know more, with a view to joining the program.
What's involved in the study program
Generally people join the Foundation Program study group after they have been attending General Program classes for a while. The group meets every Wednesday to receive teachings, meditate and discuss a few pages from the book being studied. We decide together what we will practice during the coming week. Students also do some preparatory study themselves for the next week’s class. The main benefit of joining the study program is that it helps you to deepen your understanding of Buddhism and helps you to integrate Buddha’s teachings into your daily life, along with others having the same interest.
How to join the study program
Before enrolling yourself on the study program it is possible to join for a month to try it out. If you decide to join the Foundation Program on an ongoing basis, you agree to attend or listen to every weekly class. It is possible to enrol as an “in-person” or “by correspondence” participant. Both give you access to recordings of all classes.
To join the study program you buy a monthly Centre Card. The Centre Card gives you free access to all the regular classes and workshops at the Centre and is paid throughout the year by bank transfer. (This monthly contribution also helps to support continuation of the Centre for the benefit of the people in Copenhagen and Denmark). There are regular opportunities throughout the year to join the study program.
The book we are presently studying
The book we are currently studying is entitled “Joyful Path of Good Fortune” by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. It provides a comprehensive description of all the stages of the path to enlightenment and how to practice them. Through studying this book you will come to know what you need to do to accomplish happiness in this life, happiness in all your future lives, liberation or full enlightenment.
Keep in touch
We offer a number of different types of classes for all levels of interest. By joining our mailing list, you will get to know in advance what’s coming up during the next month. Its all aimed at helping you develop self insight.