The Foundation Programme


    Wednesday Evenings, 7-9pm

    Class dates:

    June 12th, 19th & 28th

    July 3rd, 10th (OSG), 17th


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


    Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre
    Kilnwick Percy Hall, Pocklington,
    York, YO42 1UF

    Free parking onsite


    £40 a month – includes free admission to many classes and events (details below)
    Please contact us 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
  • Gain the ability to integrate Buddha’s instructions into busy modern life.
How much will it cost?

The cost is £40 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.

Currently Studying: The New Eight Steps to Happiness

Eight steps to happiness

Based on the famous Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa, this inspiring book reveals essential methods for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights and for developing universal love and compassion, the source of true happiness for both self and others.

If you would like to come along and try out a free taster session please contact Kelsang Nampur at



The Foundation Programme is taught by our Resident Teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang.

Gen-la is a highly experienced, well-respected Teacher and has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 30 years.

She is also the National Spiritual Director of Austria, Switzerland, Italy and South Africa and teaches at National Festivals and Dharma Celebrations.

She has won the admiration and affection of many students throughout the world through her pure example and loving-kindness. Her teachings are powerful and clear.