Foundation Program with Kadam Tim Larcombe
Through in-depth study and practice, Foundation Program 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 deep inner peace and happiness in our lives.
Foundation Program offers a structured approach to learning Buddhist meditation through the study of a particular book and classes consisting of guided meditations, teachings and discussion.
You can join Foundation Program as a “Centre Supporter” or “Foundation Program Participant”.
By joining as a “Centre Supporter”, you will enjoy all the benefits of the Centre. This entitles you to free access to all events at the Centre and more. The “Centre Supporter” fee is 520kr per month. The fee for joining as a “Foundation Program Participant” is 360kr per month. Both are annual subscriptions paid monthly.
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more about Foundation Program and how to join. There are regular opportunities to join throughout the year.
The book we are currently studying is ‘Joyful Path of Good Fortune’ by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
This inspiring book provides a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to understanding and practicing the Buddhist path to enlightenment. It is the condensation of all Buddha’s teachings into one volume.
Through studying this book, we learn how to practice Buddha’s teachings in everyday life – to practically improve our mind, our wisdom and compassion. We can learn how to be happy now, create the causes for future happiness and how we can attain liberation and enlightenment ourself.
The book presents what is known as “Lamrim” – the stages of the path to enlightenment. Through understanding Lamrim we can know where we are on our spiritual journey, and build a storehouse of Buddha’s wisdom in our mind so we always know what we need to practise in any given situation.