Free Introduction to Foundation Program
Indepth Systematic Buddhist Study
Tuesday September 5 6:30-8:30pm
with Resident Teacher and Ammerican Buddhist nun, Kelsang Kalden
If you are interested in joining a study program, or just want to find out more about it, you are welcome to attend this introduction class. We are just beginning the chapter on The Measurement of Success in Training the Mind,of Universal Compassion – Inspiring Solutions For Difficult Times ,author Geshe Kelsang Rinpoche, so it is a great time to join Foundation Program.
In this Introductory class you will receive an explanation of the purpose of Foundation Program, the book that is currently being studied, class format and a teaching from the text. Anyone who is interested to learn more about FP is welcome to attend!
What is the Foundation Program?
The Foundation Program is a uniquely structured study program that enables us to gain deeper understanding and experience of Buddhist teachings and to develop a regular meditation practice. It is ideal for those who have an introductory understanding of Buddhism and wish to learn more. We meet each week during term times, and have regular term breaks and a longer break in the summer. Students are requested to enroll for the entire text and commit to attend all the classes, as well as go to a puja (chanted meditation) and General Program class.
Benefits of Foundation Program
Through regular teachings, meditation, systematic study and group discussion, the Foundation Program offers deep support for your spiritual life. In essence, it is the same training followed by spiritual practitioners in an unbroken lineage dating back to Buddha Shakyamuni. Its special quality is that we can gain authentic experience without abandoning our modern lifestyle. By studying on this program we will gain great confidence in meditation – from basic techniques for overcoming our everyday problems, to practices leading to unsurpassed happiness and permanent inner peace.
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Kelsang Kalden, is an American Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center. She has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under the guidance and direction of renowned teacher Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, for 20 years. She is known for her loving kindness, sincere dedication to serving others, and for her boundless energy and good humor.
Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center
156 Newtown Road, Suite A-2
Virginia Beach, Va. 233462
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