In-Depth Study Program

The Foundation Program in Modern Kadampa Buddhism is open to anyone who would like an opportunity to deepen their understanding and experience of Buddhism through a systematic study.

Studying Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s book “Joyful Path of Good Fortune”.

Joyful Path of Good Fortune explains the complete Buddhist path of enlightenment. It is a comprehensive presentation of every step of the path – from how to listen with our hearts and how to sit for meditation, through to developing the deepest concentrations and the most profound insights.

Anyone who studies this book will establish the best possible foundation for their spiritual journey. It answers our questions on every topic Buddha taught, and helps our mind open to new questions that will change our lives.

Studying this extraordinary book in a systematic way on the Foundation Programme will enable you to deepen your experience of Buddhism through weekly in-depth teachings, guided meditations and paired discussions. Through this, you will be inspired to live compassionately in the modern world and find lasting peace and happiness.

This book is studied in three sections. Part one will cover the first stage of the Buddhist path, explaining topics such as rebirth, karma and how to protect ourself from future suffering through the practice of Refuge in the Three Jewels.

The Main Benefits of The Foundation Programme are:
• Deeper understanding of the meditations
• Structure to help establish a regular meditation practice
• More support for your spiritual growth
• An opportunity to discuss and ask questions
• Gain the ability to integrate Buddha’s teachings into our daily lives and solve all our human problems

The Classes
The Foundation Programme class is held once a week on Saturdays at 2.00-5.30pm. When you enrol for the programme you are enrolling to complete the study of the complete section of the book. However there are many breaks throughout the year for holidays etc.

Class Dates
2018: Mar 3, 10, 17, 24

Fee: NT$700 per calendar month throughout the year.
Venue: Manjughosha Buddhist Center
Address: No. 2-1, Lane 77, Sec. 1 Hangzhou South Road, Taipei ( MRT Shandao Temple station exit 5). Click here for map.

Two free trial classes are available before enrolment for regular attendance. You are welcome to apply to join at any time. Please contact

All course fees are used to run and develop the Centre and spread Buddha’s precious teachings.