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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 $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|
|16/1||Off||Meditation Challenge at Centre|
|23/1||Off||Retreats at Centre|
|27/2||Off||Empowerment Preparation week. Empowerment on 2nd|
|10/4||Off||Refuge retreat at centre|
|15/5||Off||Fp student presentations (TBC)|
|22/5||Off||Fp student presentations (TBC)|
|29/5||Off||Spring Festival UK|
|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.
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.