If you’ve been regularly attending drop-in meditation classes (GP) in Worcester, joining Foundation Program (FP) is the next step in deepening your practical experience of Buddha’s teachings.
The Foundation Program (FP) is taught by Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Resident Teacher at AKBC. We engage in chanted prayers, meditation, teachings and discussion from 4-6pm. We are studying "Joyful Path of Good Fortune" by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
FP classes are structured to provide continual teachings from one book until it is complete. Students commit to come to each class, engage in longer meditations, actively interact with fellow students during discussion, and study and read outside of class. By applying consistent effort in this way, we naturally build our confidence and ability to apply Dharma in daily life, create strong connections with our community of friends, and joyfully make progress on our spiritual journey.
Cost and Benefits
$65/month for FP classes, plus:
• Unlimited General Program classes in Worcester
• Unlimited Weekend Retreat Series at AKBC, Providence
• 1/2 off Mini Meditation Retreat Series at AKBC, Providence
If you have been coming to the Worcester branch class or have participated in programs at other Kadampa centers, please contact Monique Lucey at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about participating in FP.
Friends Meeting House - 901 Pleasant Street - Worcester, MA 01602
PURPOSE of FOUNDATION PROGRAM
The purpose of the Foundation Program is to provide a systematic presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism.
If you’ve been attending general Buddhist classes at AKBC, or other Kadampa centers, joining Foundation Program (FP) is the next step in deepening your practical experience of Buddha’s teachings. FP classes are similar in format and depth to college-level classes. The program is based on a systematic study of six Kadampa Buddhist texts written by NKT-IKBU founder Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
The oral transmission of the book combined with guided meditations and discussion, will build our confidence to apply Dharma in daily life. By doing this consistently, we will joyfully turn our initial insights into actual realizations of Dharma. Most of all, by building a connection with the teachings and spiritual friends, Foundation Program is the perfect way to end your weekend and prepare for the week ahead.