**This class is now available online through LIVE STREAMING**
SUNDAYS | 1–3PM
What is Foundation Program?
If you have been coming to drop-in meditation classes for a while and want to take your practice to the next level, Foundation Program could be your next step.
Foundation Program (FP) offers a structured and thorough approach to learning modern Buddhism and taking meditation to a deeper level. The program works like this:
- Study one book at a time, going through each section slowly
- Meditate each week on what we studied the previous week
- Discuss in pairs, as well as a group, to share and learn from each other.
FP is perfect if you are wishing to take the next step in deepening your practical experience of Buddha’s teachings. For the strength of the program, enrollment is required. If you are interested in joining, please email email@example.com
Still not sure if you want to join? You are welcome to sit in on a couple of classes before committing to see if it’s for you.
Current book being studied: How to Understand Mind
$65/month, includes Foundation Program classes, weekly drop-in meditation classes, and 50% off workshops & courses
Location: 1918 Bissel Lane, (Near Manchaca and William Cannon), Austin, 78745
**This class is LIVE STREAMED online until further notice**
About the book
How To Understand The Mind—The Nature and Power of the Mind by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Fundamental to the entire Buddhist way of life is the teaching that everything depends upon the mind. The world we experience is the result of our karma, or actions, and all our actions of body, speech, and mind originate in the mind. To change our world we have to start by changing our mind, and this depends upon first gaining a thorough understanding of the mind and how it works. In Understanding the Mind, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso provides a comprehensive explanation of the different types of mind and functions of mind.
Though dealing with a profound and complex subject, this book is immensely practical, at every turn offering clear advice on how we can use our understanding of the mind to improve the quality of our lives and eventually to attain the true mental freedom of enlightenment.
Teacher Training Program (TTP)
SUNDAYS | 1–3PM (combined with FP)
The Teacher Training Program (TTP) is an in-depth systematic study of twelve subjects based on Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings and the corresponding commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. TTP is designed for people who wish to train as authentic Dharma teachers. In addition to completing the study of twelve texts of Sutra and Tantra, the student is required to observe certain commitments with regard to behavior and way of life, and to complete a number of meditation retreats. This is an in-depth study program and not a drop-in class. Enrollment is required.