Foundation programme york

The Foundation Programme – York


    Monday Evenings, 7-9pm 

    Class dates:
    October: 4, 11, 18, (25 no class – Fall Festival)
    November: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    December; 6, 13


    Suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their study and practice of Buddha’s teachings.


    Kadampa Meditation Centre
    24 Gillygate
    YO31 7EQ

    Car parking nearby


    £35 a month – includes free admission to many classes and events (details below)
    Please contact and we will arrange for you to attend a free ‘taster session’

Going Deeper: The Foundation Programme

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

The Programme consists of a dynamic combination of teachings, meditation and discussion, all of which enable us to go deeper into the layers of meaning within each book that we study. All of this helps us to make real progress along our spiritual path. Each class consists of preliminary prayers, guided meditation and reading from the book with commentary and discussion.

There are many benefits to joining the Foundation Programme namely:

  • Increased personal insight, wisdom and experience of Dharma (Buddha’s teachings)
  • Studying and meditating more effectively following a specially-designed programme and qualified meditation teacher
  • An opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  • Help, support and friendship from like-minded people
  • Gain the ability to integrate Buddha’s instructions into busy modern life.
How much will it cost?

The cost is £35 a month to become a monthly member which also includes free admission to General Programme Classes at the Centre and branches, weekend events, and retreats at the Centre (except empowerments, meals and accommodation)

Too far away to attend?

If travel, time, or another reason prevents you from attending the study classes you may apply to join the Correspondence Study Programme. Students on the Correspondence Study Programme receive recordings of the classes in MP3 (available for download from the internet). For more information on this Programme please contact us.

Interested in joining?

If you wish to join Foundation Programme please contact us and we will arrange for you to attend a free ‘taster session’. This will give you an opportunity to find out more about the course and consider if it is something you would like to join.

The Book We Are Studying

What are we studying?

Joyful Path of Good Fortune
Joyful Path of Good Fortune offers a clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for the growth of good qualities, but to fulfil this potential we need to know what to do along every stage of our spiritual journey. With this book, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso offers us step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness. With extraordinary clarity, he presents all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they are to be practised, enriching his explanation with stories and illuminating analogies.

This is a perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.



Taught by Resident Teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang