Foundation Program

Mondays | 19:00 to 21:00 | with Kadam Adam | at Ballyroan Youth & Community Centre, 111 Marian Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, D14 F1W1

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

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 if you would like to hear more about Foundation Program, and/or how to join.

  • October 21, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • October 28, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • November 4, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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