Foundation Program

The Foundation Program

Dive deeper into your study, practice and implementation of Buddhist philosophy into your life through studying the newly republished Joyful Path of Good Fortune

Joyful Path to Good Fortune is a clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for the growth of good qualities, but to fulfill this potential we need to know what to do along every stage of our spiritual journey. With this book, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso offers us step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness. With extraordinary clarity, he presents all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they are to be practiced, enriching his explanation with stories and illuminating analogies. This is a perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.

The Foundation Program (FP) is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding and experience of Kadampa Buddhism through a systematic study of six texts by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

We welcome you to read a transcript of a talk- The Benefits of the Study Programs-  given by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso on the occasion of the inauguration of the Foundation Program at Tara Centre, England, October 1990. Please CLICK HERE if you'd like to read.

When you join you will experience the great benefits of being part of this systematic study program. Through this you can improve your good heart, your wisdom, and your cherishing of others by going deeper into your study and meditation practice. Read more about the texts studied and benefits HERE.

It is also possible to participate in the Foundation Program via correspondence for those living far from the center.

*This is not a drop-in program and enrollment is required. It is helpful if you have attended General Program classes (drop-in) regularly for some time before joining the Foundation Program.  Email: for more information.

  •  September 24, 2023
     3:30 pm - 5:30 pm