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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tushita KMC

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Study: Foundation Programme

The Foundation Programme (FP) at Tushita KMC is an inspiring study programme that is specifically designed to improve our understanding and experience of meditation and Buddha’s teachings through a systematic study of six of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books.

The classes offer us the opportunity to study Buddhism and meditation closely with a qualified teacher, and include guided meditation, teaching and discussion. Through following this programme we will gain authentic realisations of Buddha’s teachings, and we learn everything about meditation from basic techniques that help us solve our daily problems to practices that lead to the most supreme happiness and inner peace.

Enrolment

To enrol in the Foundation Programme we ask that you become a Blue Member of the Centre: R450 / month

There are concessions for those who are experiencing financial hardship

Enrolling In The Foundation Programme (FP)

We ask that you have a basic understanding of Buddhism
You have attended at least some drop-in meditation classes before enrolling
You can come along to sample an FP class before deciding whether to enrol or not
Be prepared to study and memorise the essential points of the study
Commit to sit an exam at the end of each book or section of a book
We ask you to strive to attend all classes
You can join at any stage of the book that is being studied
Students who enrol on the Foundation Programme automatically become a Member of the Centre
Enrolling in the programme involves subscribing to a monthly Membership programme
It is possible to follow the programme online if you live too far away, or if there is another good reason for not being able to attend in-person via Zoom

ABOUT THE COURSE:

Joyful Path of Good Fortune

The path to the supreme happiness of enlightenment

We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for the growth of good qualities, but to fulfil this potential we need to know what to do at every stage of our spiritual journey.With this book, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche offers us step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness. With extraordinary clarity, he presents Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they are they are to be practised, enriching his explanation with stories and analogies.A perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.
Joyful Path of Good Fortune book
Class Format
GUIDED MEDITATION

Each class begins with Prayers for Meditation including a Meditation based on a topic being studied

BUDDHIST TEACHING

The teacher will then give in depth Dharma teaching based on the book which is being studied. Questions can be asked at any point during the class.

DISCUSSION

The class then breaks up into smaller groups to discuss the topic being taught. We then conclude with the Dedication and Migtsama Prayers

Class Venue
Class Teacher
Gen Namkyen

Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

Gen Kelsang Namkyen is the Resident Teacher of Tushita Kadampa Meditation Centre.He ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1999 and taught extensively in the UK and The Netherlands before coming to South Africa in 2020.

FAQ

Why do you charge for classes?

Prices per class are R90 and are free for members. As a nonprofit organisation, fees for classes and member contributions are our only source of income.

What if I don't have money and I want to attend?

Everyone can participate in the classes regardless of ability to pay. Nobody is ever turned away for lack of funds. Please speak to us.

Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?

No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.

Do I need to bring anything?

You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. Comfortable chairs are used for seating. If you wish to take notes, please bring a pen and notepad.

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Phone

+27 (0) 71 540 8855

Address

47 Trill Rd, Observatory, Cape Town 7925

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