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Just as every part of a medicinal tree – the roots, trunk, branches, leaves, flowers, and fruit – provides medicine and is useful in curing disease, so every part of the instructions on training the mind can cure the mental disease of the delusions.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Rinpoche, Universal Compassion

Introduction to Foundation Program

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 , so it is a great time to join Foundation Program.

About the Class:

If you have been attending General Program classes and are ready for more, you might enjoy the Foundation Program (FP). The next step in deepening your practical experience of Buddha’s teachings, FP is a second-tier study program that studies one Buddhist text at a time in a systematic way.

Foundation Program classes include guided in-depth meditations, commentary to the text, chanted prayers, discussion, and the company of spiritual friends.

This year, the Foundation Program will be studying Universal Compassion by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Rinpoche.

(This book is available in Paperback and Audio Book – Cd and Audio MP3 Download editions from Tharpa Publications. The paperback edition of the book is available at the Center bookstore in Virginia Beach.)

The Book : Universal Compassion

This book Universal Compassion , Inspiring Solutions for Difficult times , offers 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.

The heart of Buddha’s teachings is unconditional love and compassion. In this inspiring explanation of the popular Buddhist poem Training the Mind in Seven Points, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso reveals powerful and far-reaching methods for us to develop these altruistic states. Ancient meditative techniques that have been tried and tested for centuries are brought alive and made relevant to our everyday experiences. Also included is a practical explanation of how we can transform our day-to-day problems—even the most demanding and difficult conditions—into opportunities for personal and spiritual development. By pointing the way to an unchanging freedom and happiness, this immensely readable book challenges us to grow, and will have a remarkable impact on our life.universal compassion book cover



Click Here For a Preview of the Book 

To find out more about the Foundation Program, to arrange to observe classes, or to join, please contact our Foundation Program Coordinator

To review the transcript of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso intention in introducing this program: Wishfulfilling Jewels for Dharma Practitioners

About the Author:

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoches a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 22 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist centers and groups throughout the world.










For those who would like to review the Class with consideration for joining. Contact 

Meeting Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30pm  – 8:30pm
Location: Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center

156 Newtown Road
Suite A2
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Please Note: The Center is located in Newtown Professional Park, next to Chartway  bank. Keajra Center has ample parking.
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Chogden is an American Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland. Gen Chogden has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for over 18 years under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who gave her the title “Gen” indicating that she is a senior ordained teacher of the Kadampa Tradition.

Gen Chogden’s compassionate activities of teaching, guiding, and inspiring those around her are the result of her deep faith, clear wisdom, and heartfelt concern for others that brings true sincerity and humility to her life as a spiritual teacher.

Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through her gentle and joyful approach and her peaceful example, she has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.

Cost: Students enroll by becoming Foundation Members.