Foundation Program
Intermediate Level Classes
Joyful Path of Good Fortune
Thursday evenings, 7-9pm
(This term’s classes begin on Thursday September 15.)

$75 per month

The front cover of the book Joyful Path of Good Fortune

If you've been attending our General Program classes for a while and would like an opportunity to study Kadampa Buddhism in more depth, now is a great time to try our Foundation Program. The Foundation Program (FP) is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding and experience of Kadampa Buddhism.

We are currently studying a section of the book Joyful Path of Good Fortune by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This section of the text (called the “Great Scope”) emphasizes very effective, practical methods to increase the depth of our love and compassion, and to extend it to include everyone. We will then study Buddha’s most profound teachings on wisdom, and learn how to apply them. This will bring great meaning to our daily lives, and help us to fulfill our true potential.

To learn more about Joyful Path of Good Fortune, please click here.

"With wisdom and Dharma experience we will also become our own doctors. Whether we are young or old, rich or poor, famous or of humble origins, without choice we all have to experience mental pain. Within one day we experience mental pain and discomfort many times, sometimes due to unpleasant circumstances and sometimes due to other people, even our friends. Sometimes for no apparent reason unhappiness, disappointment, dissatisfaction, or pain arise naturally due to the ripening of karmic imprints. We need a remedy for this pain. No one else can give us medicine that will relieve this type of pain, we have to become our own karma-doctor and cure ourselves through Dharma experience. By increasing our wisdom and Dharma experience we will gradually solve all our problems and eventually we will achieve the ultimate happiness of full enlightenment, the bliss of Buddhahood. This is how the Foundation Program can fulfill our own wishes." 

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, 1990


This is not a drop-in program, but requires certain commitments. Please contact our Education Program Coordinator, Kelsang Lamden at for information or to register.

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We can help others only if we have the wish to do so, therefore we should cultivate a beneficial intention again and again.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Universal Compassion