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Foundation Program
is starting a new book on May 23rd:
How to Understand the Mind


A Unique Study Program

The Foundation Program (FP) will start a new book on May 23rd: How to Understand the Mind by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives.


This course is suitable for all levels of experience. If you enroll, you should have the intention to complete the book, or section of a book, for which you have joined. If you are thinking about joining, or are just curious to see what these classes are like, please attend the first two classes of the term at no cost.


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

By studying on this program we will gain great confidence in meditation – from basic techniques for overcoming our everyday problems to practices leading to unsurpassed happiness and permanent inner peace. Warm friendships develop as students inspire each other, sharing insights and experiences of the spiritual path. In this way, we are able to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Buddha’s teachings, maintain a daily meditation practice that is both focused and powerful, and make genuine spiritual progress.

FP meets on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 PM. To join this program, enrollment is required. For more information and/or to audit two classes, please contact:

FP fee: $75/month (includes FP classes and unlimited GP classes)