This series of classes runs from January through June. The series includes teaching classes and discussion classes to gain a deeper understanding. For this reason, students enroll for the entire series.
During these six months, we will cover Chapter 3 in the text Meaningful to Behold. This class provides an opportunity to see the special presentation of meditations from Buddha’s teachings that help us progressively improve our good qualities.
Anyone interested in meditation will benefit from studying these teachings.
How does FP work?
The secret of the Foundation Program’s success lies in the manageable commitment made by the student and in the clear structure of study. Students sign up to study a book or part of a book, agree to attend each class, learn the material, and take a test at the conclusion of the study. Class meets once a week for two hours.
If, for a suitable reason, a student cannot attend the class in person, he or she agrees to catch up by listening to a class recording. Generally, the students take turns putting up the shrine offerings and setting up the meditation room on the day of their class. In this way they learn about the rituals associated with Buddhist practice.
Meaningful to Behold – Becoming a friend of the world
Many people have the compassionate wish to benefit others, but few understand how to accomplish this successfully in daily life.
Bodhisattvas are friends of the world who have such strong compassion that they can transform all their daily activities into ways of benefiting others.
The path of the Bodhisattva was exquisitely explained in the universally loved poem Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, by the 8th century master Shantideva.
With this commentary, the full effectiveness and profundity of this wonderful poem are revealed in full and made applicable for our time.
This practical handbook is essential for those wishing to follow a way of life characterized by greater empathy and compassion for others.