Foundation Programme

Enjoy studying, meditating and discussing Dharma with a vibrant and friendly community of Sangha friends. This program provides an excellent opportunity for those who wish to deepen their understanding and experience of Buddhism through a systematic study of five subjects fo Mayahana Buddhism, which includes meditation, discussion & text memorisation. Foundation Programme will be offered at Kadampa Meditation Centre Taiwan in the future. If you are interested to join it, please contact the Education Program Coordinator epc@meditationtw.org to register your interest. Classes are in Mandarin with English translation available.

What do we study?

Six subjects are studied, based on the following texts by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. These focus on Buddha’s Sutra teachings in an accessible and practical manner. ◦    Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim), based on Joyful Path of Good Fortune ◦    Training the Mind, based on Universal Compassion  ◦    Training the Mind based on Eight Steps to Happiness ◦    The Heart Sutra, based on Heart of Wisdom ◦    Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, based on Meaningful to Behold ◦    Understanding the Mind, based on the book of the same name.

What is the structure?Taking-notes

The secret of the Foundation Program’s success lies in the manageable commitment and clear structure of study. The classes are divided into terms, with plenty of breaks between each term. Students sign up for a year and undertake to keep the following commitments to the best of their ability: – to attend every class – to memorize the relevant material – to attend one puja (chanted prayers) each week – to take a test at the end of the year – to volunteer some help with running the Centre

What happens at a class?

Prior to class, students study an assigned portion of the text, usually a few pages long, and memorize the essential points. The class begins with chanted prayers and guided meditation. The teacher then reads the assigned selection from the book while giving commentary to the text. The students then divide into pairs to discuss the material. The teacher and students conclude by deciding what to meditate on in the next class and how to practice during the coming week.

How do I join?

Email:  epc@meditationtw.org or call us- 02 8809 4313 to enrol.