WHEN

Sunday
10.00am - 12.30pm

Where

Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Centre
13 Sea Road, Bexhill

Cost

(Free for Members)
Enrollment required

In-Depth Study

FOUNDATION PROGRAMME (FP)

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. 

We can improve our wisdom and Dharma experience and use Dharma to solve our daily problems. We can become our own protector by protecting ourselves from danger and suffering, and our own doctor by curing our mental pain with Dharma medicine.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
Speaking about study programmes

The teachings will be based on the inspiring book Universal Compassion written by the contemporary meditation master and founder of Maitreya Buddhist Centre, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

This book offers practical instructions showing how to transform even the most difficult daily life experiences into opportunities for spiritual growth through developing and enhancing our love and compassion.

The Foundation Program is not a drop-in class, enrollment is required. Everyone is welcome to sign up and experience the benefits of attending a regular study program. Please contact epc@meditateinsussex.org for more information and to enrol.

Benefits

Wisdom & 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.

Membership

Enjoy unlimited access to all classes at both Maitreya Buddhist Centre and branch locations. Foundation Programme fees are included within monthly membership (£35/month) as well as weekend courses and discounts on special events.

Teacher

The Foundation Programme is taught by Buddhist Teacher, Kelsang Dana.

Teacher

The Foundation Programme is taught by Buddhist Teacher, Kelsang Dana.

FAQs

If you wish to deepen your experience of Buddha’s teachings and find real meaning in your life, you will enjoy the Foundation Program. Joining FP involves enrolling for a section of the book and trying to attend all the classes, one of which is an end-of-year exam. The programme is open to anyone interested in taking their meditation practice deeper.

No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.

No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.

No special clothing is required, come as you are.

No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.

We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, no-one receives a salary. The funds we receive are used to pay for our venues and operating expenses. Although we charge for classes we also offer low-income rates and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.

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