Foundation Program

Three In-Depth Study Programs

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, has designed three unique Study Programs: the General Program (GP), the Foundation Program (FP) and the Teacher Training Program (TTP). These in-depth study programs consist of the systematic study and practice of New Kadampa Buddhism and are especially suited to people of this modern world.

If we just dabble superficially in a spiritual path we will never gain a deep and stable experience, and our wisdom will never develop to its full potential. This is why these spiritual programs are so important. – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Foundation Program

The Foundation Program (FP) is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding and experience of Kadampa Buddhism through a systematic study of six texts by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

When you join, you will experience the great benefits of being part of this systematic study program. Through this you can improve your good heart, your wisdom, and your cherishing of others by going deeper into your study and meditation practice. Click here to read more about the texts studied and the benefits.

*This is not a walk-in program and enrolment is required. All FP students sign up freshly at the start of each new book or section of a book. You are also required to have attended General Program classes regularly for a minimum of 6 months before joining the Foundation Program. It is strongly advised that you start your studies at the beginning of a new book or section of a book.  Read the commitments here.

Read a transcript of a talk given by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche on the benefits of the Foundation Program & Teacher Training Program here.

For more information, please contact:

New Heart of Wisdom

An explanation of the Heart Sutra.

Time: Mondays 6.30 – 9.00 pm

Teachers: This class is taught by our Resident Teacher: Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab.

Book studied: New Heart of Wisdom – Click here for more information.

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 compassion.


March 28: Teaching

April 4: Teaching

April 11: Teaching

April 18: Group Discussion

April 25: Teaching

May 2: Teaching

May 9: Teaching

May 16: No Class – Canadian Festival

May 23: Group Discussion

May 30: Teaching

June 6: No Class – Spring Festival

June 13: No Class – Spring Festival

June 20: Teaching

June 27: Group Discussion

July 4: Teaching

July 11: Teaching

July 18: Group Discussion

End of Term