Study Programs

Foundation Program

Open for new members in the fall, this is a structured program for deeper study and practice of Dharma.

We meet most Sunday afternoons, beginning October 14, with an Introductory Program at 12 noon.  Other times to be determined, and missed classes can also be made up online. There are certain commitments, such as to take examinations on each section, and to engage in some retreats on the Four Great Preliminary Guides: Refuge and Bodhichitta practice, Purifying Negative Karma and Obstacles, Mandala Offerings and Guru Yoga.  Alternatively, participants can opt to take the course without these commitments, but with the intention to attend regularly.  

This program is for students with sincere interest and experience in our Center or other Mahayana Buddhist study and practice.

We will study a new book, such as New Heart of Wisdom (commentary on the Heart Sutra) or Universal Compassion, by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Rinpoche.

Please contact the FP coordinator,    for information, or call 904.222.8531