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: OR phone (02) 4023 0215.



Class Information

  [wp-svg-icons icon=”alarm-2″ wrap=”i”]   When
The class is held on Wednesday evenings 7.00pm–9.00pm. Class is on most weeks, see below for dates.
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The class is located at Losang Dragpa Buddhist Centre, 36 Texas St, Mayfield.
  [wp-svg-icons icon=”coin” wrap=”i”]   Price
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
4/7/18 On
11/7/18 On/ discussion
18/7/18 Off
25/7/18 Off
1/8/18 Off
8/8/18 Off
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
5/9/18 On
12/9/18 On
19/9/18 On/ discussion KMC Brisbane opening with Gen-la Dekyong 21-23rd Sep
26/9/18 On
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
24/10/18 On
31/10/18 On Mindfulness weekend Glenrock 2-4th Nov
7/11/18 On
14/11/18 On discussion Renunciant weekend with Gen Rabten KMCA 2-4th +retreat
21/11/18 Off
28/11/18 On Stress-less @ xmas DC at Centre 1st Dec
5/12/18 On
12/12/18 On
19/12/18 Off
26/12/18 Off
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.

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.



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