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in-depth study

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.

Each class consists of teaching, prayer, guided meditation and discussion.

Monday Evenings

with the Resident Teacher of Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Gen Kelsang Rak-ma

We are currently studying the first part of How to Understand the Mind, written by the contemporary meditation master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

This book offers deep insight into the mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives.

You are warmly welcome to join this programme – please contact us to register your interest.

 Please note that the Foundation Programme is not a drop-in class, prior enrolment is required.

The current fee is £40 per month (concession rates available) which includes entry to all classes and courses at Maitreya Centre and branch classes.


wisdom and compassion


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.


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.



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


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.