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WHEN

Monday
7.00 – 9.00pm

 
 
 
 

WHERE

Online

 

Cost

(Free for Members)

Enrolment Required

Foundation

Programme

Foundation Programme provides a unique opportunity to deepen our understanding and experience of the spiritual path through studying and meditating systematically with a group of like-minded people.

The purpose of the Foundation Programme is to provide a systematic presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism and to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism. 

Everyone, whether religious or non-religious, is looking for happiness all the time and wants to be free from problems and suffering permanently. We can fulfil these wishes through understanding and practising the instructions given in this book.

 

VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO RINPOCHE
THE NEW EIGHT STEPS TO HAPPINESS

Every Monday Evening

We are studying The New Eight Steps to Happiness written by the contemporary meditation master and founder of Maitreya Buddhist Centre, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

This inspiring book explains how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, which has inspired generations of Buddhist practitioners for almost a thousand years.

Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Geshe Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights.

Learn practical ways in which we can use this timeless wisdom to find meaning and lasting happiness in our busy modern lives.

You are warmly welcome to join this programme – you can begin at any time.

  The Foundation Programme is not a drop-in class,

enrollment is required. Everyone is welcome to sign

up and experience the benefits of attending a

regular study programme.

Please contact epc@meditateinsussex.org for more information and to enrol.

Benefits

wisdom and compassion

GO DEEPER

Deepen your experience and understanding of Buddha’s teachings with the support of like-minded people. Each class consists of short chanted prayers, a guided meditation, teaching and discussion. The classes are systematic and interactive and students will find that their knowledge and wisdom grows week by week as a result.

ENROLMENT

Students sign up for a minimum of 3 months and commit to attend every study class to the best of their ability. Students are also expected to read ahead of class and prepare well in order to extract the most from the programme.


 

Teacher

The Foundation Programme is taught by the Resident Teacher of
Maitreya Centre, Kelsang Rak-ma.

MEMBERSHIP

Enjoy unlimited access to all classes at both Maitreya KBC and branch locations. Foundation Programme fees are included within monthly full membership (£35/month) as well as weekend courses and retreats.