Foundation Program book

Foundation Program

Mondays | 19:00 to 21:00 | with Kadam Adam | at Tara Centre, Rathgar

The foundation program (FP) is open to everyone and you can join at any point in the year. Through in-depth study and practise on the program, we learn how to integrate all the meditation practises and wisdom advice from Buddha - on how to solve our problems and reach our full potential - into our normal daily life. In this way we gradually find a deep inner peace and happiness in our lives. The foundation program offers a structured approach to learning Buddhist meditation and practise through the study of a particular book with classes consisting of chanted meditations, guided meditations, teachings and discussion.

The Book

The foundation program is currently studying the book ‘How to understand the mind’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This inspiring book offers us deep insights into the nature and extraordinary potential of our mind. It shows how an understanding of the mind can be used practically in everyday experience to significantly improve our inner peace, happiness and quality of life.

The book includes a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light positive mind – showing how to recognise and abandon states of minds that harm us, and to replace them with peaceful beneficial ones. It also describes different types of mind in detail, revealing the depth and profundity of the Buddhist understanding of the mind. The book concludes with a detailed explanation of meditation, showing how by controlling and transforming our mind we can attain a lasting state of joy, independent of external conditions.

The Fees

Everyone is welcome to try out the foundation program initially on a three week, free trial basis. After the free trial period, you can decide whether you wish to join foundation program on an ongoing basis, with no obligation to join the program after the free trial period.

The foundation program fee is €40 per month. By joining the foundation program, you will enjoy the benefits of Centre membership. This entitles you to free access to all classes at the Centre and discounts on certain events.

Please contact us at taracentreepc@gmail.com if you would like to hear more about Foundation Program, and/or how to join.

Great Treasury of Merit book

Teacher Training Program

Sundays | 13:15 to 18:00 | with Kadam Adam | at Tara Centre, Rathgar

The teacher training program (TTP) offers the perfect opportunity to train as an authentic teacher of Kadampa Buddhism. This committed study program covers twelve of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books on Sutra and Tantra, and includes a series of meditation retreats. TTP is the perfect basis for transforming our minds and swiftly progressing on the spiritual path. With this deeper understanding and clarity we can become fully qualified as a teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition. The teacher training program offers a structured approach to learning. Classes consist of chanted meditations, guided meditations, teachings and discussion.

The Book

The TTP is currently studying the book 'Great Treasury of Merit' by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This inspiring text provides a full explanation of how to practise Offering to the Spiritual Guide (Lama Chöpa), one of the most important meditation practices of Kadampa Buddhism. A work of unparalleled profundity and clarity, this book contains a wealth of accessible and practical instructions on Lamrim, Lojong and Tantric Mahamudra, the very essence of Buddha’s teachings. An indispensable handbook for all those who wish to accomplish the swift path to enlightenment.

The Fees

The teacher training program fee is €40 per month. By joining the teacher training program, you will enjoy the benefits of Centre membership. This entitles you to free access to all classes at the Centre and discounts on certain events.

Please contact us at taracentreepc@gmail.com if you would like to hear more about the teacher training program, and/or how to join.

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