Foundation Program: A Structured Study Program

Do you have the wish to deepen your understanding of Geshe-la's teachings? Our Foundation Program is a special way to strengthen your experience through study and meditation, all in the company of spiritual friends. Check out this video to learn more.

Posted by Kadampa Meditation Center New York City on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Click the video to turn on the volume

Sundays, 3pm – 5:15pm

at KMC South Carolina
2999 Sunset Blvd, Suite 101, West Columbia, SC 29169
with Buddhist Teacher, Mark Gould

The New Heart of Wisdom

By revealing the profound meaning of the very heart of Buddha’s teachings – the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras – this book shows how we can attain pure, lasting happiness through developing special wisdom and universal

What is the Foundation Program?

The Foundation Program (FP) provides students with an opportunity to advance their understanding and practice of Buddha’s teachings through systematic study and meditation on the essential teachings of Mahayana Buddhism.  Foundation Program students study the following five subjects based on Buddha’s Sutra teachings and their corresponding commentaries by our teacher, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso:

  • The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, or Kadam Lamrim, based on the commentary Joyful Path of Good Fortune
  • Training the Mind, or Kadam Lojong, based on two commentaries, The New Eight Steps to Happiness and Universal Compassion
  • The Heart Sutra, based on the commentary The New Heart of Wisdom
  • Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, based on the commentary Meaningful to Behold
  • Types of Mind, based on the commentary How to Understand the Mind

The Benefits of the Foundation Program

Students in the FP have an opportunity to follow the same training followed by spiritual practitioners for generations, but without having to abandon their modern lifestyle.  Over time, students in FP find that their minds change for the better in significant ways:  through taking Buddha’s teachings as personal advice and striving to put them into practice in daily life, they gain authentic spiritual experience, solve their daily problems, improve their relationships at work and at home, and develop a good heart. * Read the benefits of the Foundation Program as presented by NKT founder, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, in England in 1990.

Need More Information?

Email us at

Sign Up Now

$60 per month (even during months we do not meet for class)
Click here to see all the perks of your “Supporting Member” membership.

One-Time $60 Payment: