The Foundation Programme

Online on Mondays 7-9 pm with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Leksang

foundation programme

The Foundation Programme (FP) provides the opportunity for the systematic study and meditation on the essential subjects of Kadampa Buddhism based on six books by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. It is designed for those people who wish to study Buddha’s teachings in more depth than is available in the weekly drop-in classes. It takes a more structured approach with classes consisting of teachings, discussions, chanted prayers and guided meditations with the emphasis on gaining practical experience of Buddha’s teachings and understanding how we can apply these to our daily life.

Current Book: The New Eight Steps to Happiness

Based on the famous Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa, this inspiring book reveals essential methods for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights and for developing universal love and compassion, the source of true happiness for both self and others.

Eight Steps

You can join the programme at any point. If you would like to enrol or join for a taster session before committing to the programme or have any queries then please get in touch with our Education Programme Coordinator ( or 0121 643 3335).