Tuesdays - Atisha Buddhist Centre Foundation Program 2021

The Foundation Program at Atisha Buddhist Centre provides a systematic presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism. The Program comprises of five subjects based on Buddha’s Sutra teachings and the corresponding commentaries by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

January 2022, we will be continuing on with Meaningful to Behold, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s commentary to the classic Buddhist poem Bodhisattva’s Way of Life by Shantideva.

Each week, you’d study a small section of the book, internalize the main points and outline, come prepared to meditate on a key part of the reading, and receive the transmission of the text. You’ll have an opportunity to work in pairs, ask questions and discuss the material. We also have a break, with time for tea and snacks.

You’ll get a deeper understanding of this Buddhist classic and find practical strategies to incorporate into your daily activities.

Even if you’re just curious, you’re welcome to attend the open house/first class and find out more about the Foundation Program and how it works, with no obligation to continue with the program. Everyone welcome to attend. New students please contact atisha.epc@gmail.com.

Instructor: Tom Sepp, Atisha Buddhist Centre
Place: Atisha Buddhist Centre, 1823 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON M4L 2B5
Time: Tuesday nights from 7pm to 9:30pm
Cost: No charge for the open house, nor until you decide to enroll in the program. No one is prevented from participating in the program because of lack of funds. Cost is $75/month due monthly throughout the year. $90/month if you’d like to make 10 payments in a year.

Upcoming classes:

Dec. 14 mid 209-bottom of 215 verses 57-58

Term Break

Jan. 4 bottom of 215-bottom of 219 verses 59-73
Jan. 11 bottom of 219-bottom of 223 verses 74-84
Jan 18 discussion pages 209-223, verses 57-84
Jan. 25 OSG

Feb. 1 224-top of 228 verses 84-88
Feb. 8 top of 228-end of chapter verses 89-109
Feb. 15 discussion pages pages 224-232, verses 84-109
Feb. 22. chapter 5 quiz