Benefits of Foundation Program

There are many benefits to joining the Foundation Program, namely:

  • Increased personal insight, wisdom and experience of Dharma (Buddha’s teachings)
  • Studying and meditating more effectively following a specially-designed program and qualified meditation teacher
  • An opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  • Help, support and friendship from like-minded people
  • Gaining the ability to integrate Buddha’s instructions into busy modern life.

Foundation Program has many benefits and is not a drop-in class.  Enrollment is required and we ask that everyone who enrolls:

  • has a sincere personal commitment to try to attend each class,
  • will commit to at least 3 months after trying one or two classes.

FP students enrollment offers all the benefits of being a KMC Madison Member.  These personal commitments combined with the special structure of the class enable us to take the most from our efforts to improve the quality of our mind and realize our full potential.

The program consists of a dynamic combination of teachings, meditation and discussion, all of which enable us to go deeper into the layers of meaning within each book that we study.  All of this helps us to make real progress along our spiritual path.  Each class consists of preliminary prayers, guided meditation and reading from the book with commentary and discussion.

For more information about the Foundation Program from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, click HERE

Watch a video of the benefits of this program run by another Kadampa Center in New York

 

About Joyful Path of Good Fortune by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for the growth of good qualities, but to fulfill this potential we need to know what to do along every stage of our spiritual journey.

With this book, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso offers us step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness. With extraordinary clarity, he presents all Buddha s teachings in the order in which they are to be practiced, enriching his explanation with stories and illuminating analogies. Following these practical instructions, we will come to experience for ourselves the joy that arises from making progress on a clear and structured path that leads to full enlightenment.

 

If you have questions about joining foundation program, please e-mail our Education Program Coordinator at epc@meditationinmadison.org or call 608-661-3211.

Kadampa Meditation Center Madison

2018 at a Glance

 

October

Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays October 3-21 12:00-12:30 PM 

Sunday Morning Series: Learning to Be Happy | Sundays October 7-28 10:00-11:30 AM

Meditation for Kids | Sundays October 7-28 10:00-11:30 AM

What Does It Mean to Be a Buddhist | Thursdays, October 18-November 15 7:00 PM-8:30 PM * No Class November 1

Life is But a Dream: An Introduction to Emptiness | October 20 10:00-2:45 PM

Friday Night Lecture: Freedom from Fear and Anxiety | Friday, October 26 7:00-8:15 PM

Center Cherishing Day | Sunday, October 28 12:00 PM -2:00 PM

 

November

Midwest Dharma Celebration: Medicine for the Mind | November 2-4

Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays November 7-30 12:00-12:30 PM 

What Does It Mean to Be a Buddhist | Thursdays, October 4-November 15 (No Class November 1) 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

New! Sunday Morning Series: How to Solve Our Human Problems | Sundays November 11-25 10:00-11:30 AM

Meditation for Kids | Sundays November 11-25 10:00-11:30 AM

Healing from the Heart: Taking and Giving Retreat | November 17 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Center Cherishing Day | Sunday, November 18 12:00 PM -2:00 PM

Just Meditate | Saturday, November 24 10:00-10:45 AM

The Power to Be Happy Free Meditation and Talk | Monday, November 26 6:30-7:30 PM Cambridge Community Library

Friday Night Lecture: How to Survive the Holiday Season | Friday, November 30 7:00-8:15 PM

 

December

New! Sunday Morning Series: How to Solve Our Human Problems | Sundays December 2-30 11-25 10:00-11:30 AM

Meditation for Kids | Sundays December 2-30 11-25 10:00-11:30 AM

Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays December 5-28 12:00-12:30 PM 

Streams of Purifying Nectar: Vajrasattva Retreat | Saturday, December 8 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Just Meditate | Saturday, December 15 10:00-10:45 AM

Meditations for a Wise Heart | Thursdays, December 6-20  7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Center Cherishing Day | Sunday, December 16 12:00 PM -2:00 PM

Festival of Lights Christmas Eve | Monday, December 24 7:00-8:30 PM

 

Starting in 2019

Classes in Milwaukee | Winter 2019 - Sign up for details and updates!