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Study Programs


The Foundation Program (FP) gives you an opportunity to deepen your understanding and experience of Buddha's teachings through the systematic study of six texts
by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Foundation Program

The six texts we study are:

~ The New Heart of Wisdom
~ How to Understand the Mind
~ Joyful Path of Good Fortune
~ Universal Compassion
~ The New Eight Steps to Happiness
~ Meaningful to Behold

In FP we study each of these books in great depth, guided in a close reading by our visiting resident teacher, Paula Kelly, and benefitting from the encouragement and support of our spiritual community. 

Each FP class includes:

• Guided meditations and prayers
• Commentary to the text by the teacher
• Paired and group discussion
• Question & answer opportunities

Currently, we are studying the book Universal Compassion. This text offers us practical instructions showing how to transform even the most difficult daily life experiences into opportunities for spiritual growth through developing and enhancing minds of universal love and compassion.

This class is a monthly commitment and pre-registration is required. Anyone is welcome to join.

With Kelsang Rak-ma

Tuesdays 7 – 9pm
$80 per student, per month 
Learn about memberships


“With wisdom we can understand how our human life is precious, rare and meaningful.”

— Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

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