Foundation Program

Foundation Program offered at Kadampa Meditation Centre Houston consists of systematic study and practice of Kadampa Buddhism suited to the modern world.

Got the wish to dive more deeply into the teachings? We are offering a three class open enrollment period for anyone interested in trying out the program. These classes will help you decide whether or not to join the ongoing study class.

If you are interested in joining please contact our Foundation Program Coordinator, Lisa at [email protected]


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About the book we are studying


MEANINGFUL TO BEHOLD

Becoming a Friend of the World

by GESHE KELSANG GYATSO

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 are able to 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 characterised by greater empathy and compassion for others.

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WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR

Nowadays, with the world in turmoil, there is a particular need for Westerners to cultivate bodhichitta. If we are to make it through these perilous times, true Bodhisattvas must appear in the West as well as in the East.. 

– Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FOUNDATION PROGRAM

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