Wednesdays - Atisha Buddhist Centre Foundation Program 2020

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.

September 2020, 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: 7pm to 9:30pm
Cost: No charge for the open house, nor until you decide to enrol 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 Fall 2020

Sept. 9 p. 59 – mid 66
Sept. 16 mid 66 – mid 70
Sept. 23 mid 70 – mid 76
Sept. 30 discussion 59 – 76

Oct. 7 mid 76 – mid 81
Oct. 14 mid 81 – bottom 86
Oct.21 bottom 86 – bottom 91
Oct. 28 discussion 76 – 91

Nov. 4 bottom 91 – mid 98
Nov. 11 mid 98 – mid 104
Nov. 18 mid 104 – end of chapter
Nov. 25 OSG

Dec. 2 discussion 91 – end of chapter