The Foundation Program (FP) is a structured study course, comprising six texts that form the basis of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) of Buddhism. These texts are written by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

This program is ideal for those who already attend drop-in classes and would like to deepen their knowledge and experience of Dharma (Buddhist teachings).

FP classes consist of teachings, guided meditations and discussions that are aimed at improving the student’s practical application of Kadampa Buddhist teachings in their daily life.

Each week, Resident Teacher Kadam Mick Marcon of Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre (Newcastle), will give a practical commentary to the book ‘How to Understand the Mind’ by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

The Foundation Program (FP) is a committed study program therefore please contact us if you are interested in attending. Your interest in this program can be emailed to: OR phone (02) 4023 0215.


The Teacher

Kadam Mick Marcon is the Resident Teacher at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Newcastle and has been practising meditation and Buddhism since 2004. With his clear understanding of Buddha’s teachings and down-to-earth manner, he inspires us to develop a pure mind, thereby uncovering for ourself a deep contentment and happiness.