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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructor: Tom Sepp, Atisha Buddhist Centre
Place: Atisha Buddhist Centre, 1823 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON M4L 2B5
Time: 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.
Meaningful to Behold 2021
Jan 6. p. 111 – top 116
Jan. 13 top 116 – mid 120
Jan. 20 mid 120 – end 125
Jan. 27 discussion 111 – 125
Feb. 3 p. 126 – mid 131
Feb. 10 OSG
Feb. 17 mid 131 – top 136
Feb. 24 top 136 – end of chapter
Mar. 3 discussion 126 – 144
Mar. 10 OSG
Mar. 17 exam prep
Mar. 24 EXAM chapters 2 & 3