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 ‘Meaningful to Behold’ by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

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

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!

Class Dates from Jan – June 2019

Date Class on/off Other events
2/1 Off
9/1 Off  Australian Festival
16/1 Off  Meditation Challenge at Centre
23/1 Off  Retreats at Centre
30/1 On
6/2 On
13/3 On Discussion
20/2 On
27/2 Off Empowerment Preparation week. Empowerment on 2nd
6/3 On
13/3 On
20/3 On
27/3 On
3/4 On Discussion
10/4 Off Refuge retreat at centre
17/4 On
24/4 On
1/5 On
8/5 On
15/5 Off Fp student presentations (TBC)
22/5 Off Fp student presentations (TBC)
29/5 Off Spring Festival UK
5/6 On
12/6 On  Discussion
19/6 On
26/6 On
2/7 Dates to follow


Where there are missing dates, we have courses, retreats or special events at one of our other Centres that students are encouraged 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.