About Foundation Programme

The purpose of the Foundation Programme is to provide a systematic presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism.

Five Subjects            

The Programme comprises the following five subjects, based on Buddha’s Sutra teachings and the corresponding commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso:

1 – The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, based on the commentary Joyful Path of Good Fortune

2 – Training the Mind, based on the commentaries Universal Compassion and Eight Steps to Happiness

3 – The Heart Sutra, based on the commentary Heart of Wisdom

4 – Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, based on the commentary Meaningful to Behold

5 – Types of Mind, based on the commentary Understanding the Mind.

Odiyana Kadampa Meditation Centre offer two study programmes:

  • Thursday and Sunday TTP – Which runs on a Thursday evening 7pm – 9pm and Sunday morning 8am – 10am
  • Sunday FP – Which runs Sunday 10.15am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm

The TTP group is studying Great Treasury of Merit and the FP groups is studying 8 Steps to Happiness.

If you wish to find out more about Foundation Programme or Teacher Training Programme please contact the Education Programme Coordinator on 07724828131 or email epc@meditationincheshire.org