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.
Meeting weekly, at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Mayfield, 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 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. You are welcome to trial your first class before committing. Your interest in this program can be emailed to: email@example.com OR phone (02) 4023 0215.
The class is held on Wednesday evenings 7.00pm–9.00pm. Class is on most weeks, see below for dates.
The class is located at Losang Dragpa Buddhist Centre, 36 Texas St, Mayfield.
The monthly cost of attending the program is $45, concession is $35. With a Centre Card, the program is of no additional cost. It is a committed study program, first class is free to trial.
Parking: Out of consideration for our neighbours, please park away from The Centre if possible. Suggested parking, Baker St, adjacent Mayfield Diggers Carpark. Thank you!
Class Dates from Jul-Dec 2018
|Date||Class on/off||Other events|
|15/8/18||On||Pt Mac HDC 18th Aug|
|22/8/18||On||Salamander Bay HDC 25th & Why me! DR 26th Newc|
|29/8/18||On||Double HDC Merewether 1st Sep|
|19/9/18||On/ discussion||KMC Brisbane opening with Gen-la Dekyong 21-23rd Sep|
|3/10/18||Off||Fall festival Portugal 5-11th Oct|
|10/10/18||Off||Fall festival Portugal 5-11th Oct|
|17/10/18||On||HTTYL book talk Cessnock 18th Oct & double HDC Merewether 20th Oct|
|31/10/18||On||Mindfulness weekend Glenrock 2-4th Nov|
|14/11/18||On discussion||Renunciant weekend with Gen Rabten KMCA 2-4th +retreat|
|28/11/18||On||Stress-less @ xmas DC at Centre 1st Dec|
|2/1/19||Off||Australian Festival 4-9 Jan|
Where there are missing dates, we have courses, retreats or special events at one of our other Centres that students are encourage to attend.
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.
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