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Foundation Programme in Tharpaland International Retreat Centre

with Resident teacher Gen Kelsang Devi

 

The Foundation Programme · Sundays 4.30 – 9.00pm (Including Supper 6.15 -7.00pm)

 

Joyful Path of Good Fortune by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

 

Discover essential Buddhist teachings for a happy and meaningful life. On our Foundation Programme explore the meditations that form the Buddhist path to enlightenment. Experience Buddha’s popular teachings on the Four Noble Truths which offer a clear and simple solution to our suffering, guiding us to an oasis of boundless peace within our hearts. Discover how to identify and let go of your deluded, painful states of mind. Learn about the process of death, rebirth and karma and how to experience the permanent cessation of suffering, nirvana. For those wishing for a deeper experience of Buddhism and meditation, these classes are an ideal guide to finding happiness from within.

Foundation Programme is an ongoing, weekly course on Buddhism and meditation. The course is suitable for anyone with a serious interest in deepening their understanding of Buddhist meditation and wisdom.

The main benefits are:

·       Deeper understanding of the meditations

·       Structure to help establish a regular meditation practice

·       More support for your spiritual growth

·       An opportunity to discuss and ask questions

·       Help and support from other practitioners

·       Gain the ability to integrate Buddha’s teachings into our daily lives and solve all our human problems.

What to expect ~ In each class there are guided meditations, teachings on the book, and discussion in pairs. There are also discussion classes, where two students lead a group discussion. Periodically, there will be examinations to help deepen your knowledge of the book.

Like a college course there are some commitments, such as a little home-study each week, regular attendance and taking part in discussions. When you join the Foundation Programme, you commit to studying one book. This can take differing lengths of time, depending on which book is being studied, and how far through we are.

Tuition fee: €45 per month (which includes the option of attending the evening meditation classes in Tharpaland, Oranienburg and Falkensee and day courses and workshops in Tharpaland).

 

Foundation Programme

Sundays 4.30 – 9.00pm

Term Dates 2018:

  • September 23, 30 
  • October 21, 28 
  • November 4, 11, 18, 25 
  • December 2, 9 

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Curious?  An opportunity to go deeper

This is not a drop-in class, the Foundation Programme requires registration and enrollment. Please contact us for further details. Thank you.

email: education@tharpaland.org to arrange

 

There are many benefits to joining this programme, namely:

  • Increased wisdom and experience of Dharma (Buddha’s teachings)
  • Studying and meditating more effectively following a specially designed programme
  • The opportunity to discuss, clarify misunderstandings and share experiences with like-minded people

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The teacher of this programme is Resident Teacher of Tharpaland International Retreat Centre, Gen Kelsang Devi. She has been studying and practicing Buddhism for many years and is skilled at presenting the deeper meaning of Venerable Geshe la’s books in a way that is relevant and accessible to all who listen.

The Foundation Programme is not a drop-in class but a committed programme, with several term breaks throughout the course of study. Students are required to formally enrol and complete the part of the book that they have started. Students can enrol at any point throughout the book.

The programme runs to normal school term times. Each class consists of preliminary prayers, guided meditation and reading from the book with commentary and discussion. The class is taught in English with translation into German.

 

How do I join the Foundation Programme?

Contact the Education Programme Coordinator for more information about enrolling: Email: education@tharpaland.org