Join the Foundation Program with Resident Teacher, Kadam Mick Marcon and take your study and practice of Buddhism to a deeper level. Based on the famous text, Eight Verses of Training The Mind by Buddhist Master Geshe Langri Tangpa, The New Eight Steps to Happiness is a practical guide to fulfilling our potential for limitless love, compassion and wisdom. Enjoy taking to heart the extraordinary advice from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and start your journey towards the ultimate goal of human life, the inner peace of enlightenment.
Study Program Information
The Foundation Program (FP) is a committed study program consisting of weekly teachings, meditation and discussion designed for the purpose of improving the practical application of Buddhism into busy daily life.
FP is open to everyone and is available in-person and online* (*FP by correspondence is available for those outside the Newcastle area or who cannot attend due to health or disability)
For more information about the Foundation Program please contact Tony, our FP co-ordinator at
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 $50, concession is $40. 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!
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.