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Foundation Programs at KMC Manchester

The Foundation Program provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding and experience of Buddhism through a systematic study of six texts:

Joyful Path of Good Fortune – a commentary to atisha’s Lamrim instructions, the stages of the path to enlightenment.
Universal Compassion – a commentary to Bodhisattva Chekhawa’s Traingin the Mind in Seven Points.
The New Eight Steps to Happiness – a commentary to Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa’s Eight Verses of Training the Mind.
The New Heart of Wisdom – a commentary to the Heart Sutra.
Meaningful to Behold – a commentary to Venerable Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.
How to Understand the Mind – a detailed explanation of the mind, based on the works of the Buddhist scholar Dharmakirti and Dignaga.

If you have been attending weekly drop-in classes for a while and would like to try our Foundation Program then please contact our Education Program Co-ordinator at epc@kmcmanchester.org to arrange some drop-in taster sessions.

  • Time:  Mondays  |  7 – 9pm  |  Started 2nd April 2018

  • Location:  125 Portland St, M1 4QD

  • Cost:  £40 (includes all other classes, courses and special events)

  • Teacher:  Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

THE NEW EIGHT STEPS TO HAPPINESS

The Buddhist way of loving kindness

“This inspiring book explains how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, which has inspired generations of Buddhist practitioners for almost a thousand years.  Composed bye the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Geshe Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights.”

For people who have been attending weekly drop-in classes for a while, and wish to develop their understanding and experience of Kadampa meditation and Buddhism, this programme offers in-depth teaching and guidance.  The programme includes some commitments, but participants can try out before deciding.

If you are interested please contact our Education Programme Co-ordinator at: kmcmanchester.epc@gmail.com for more details.

  • Time:  Wednesdays  |  6.30 – 9.30pm

  • Location:  76 High Lane, Chorlton

  • Cost:  £40 (includes all other classes, courses and special events)

  • Teacher:  Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

JOYFUL PATH OF GOOD FORTUNE

The Complete Buddhist Path to Enlightenment

“We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for the growth of good qualities, but to fulfil this potential we need to know what to do at every stage of our spiritual journey.  With this book, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche 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 Buddha’s teaching in the order in which they are to be practised, enriching his explanation with stories and analogies.  A perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.”

For people who have been attending weekly drop-in classes for a while, and wish to develop their understanding and experience of Kadampa meditation and Buddhism, this programme offers in-depth teaching and guidance.  The programme includes some commitments, but participants can try out before deciding.

If you are interested please contact our Education Programme Co-ordinator at: kmcmanchester.epc@gmail.com for more details.

  • Time:  Sundays  |  10am – 1pm

  • Location:  76 High Lane, Chorlton

  • Cost:  £40 (includes all other classes, courses and events)

  • Teacher: Jeff

THE NEW EIGHT STEPS TO HAPPINESS

The Buddhist way of loving kindness

“This inspiring book explains how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, which has inspired generations of Buddhist practitioners for almost a thousand years.  Composed bye the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Geshe Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights.”

For people who have been attending weekly drop-in classes for a while, and wish to develop their understanding and experience of Kadampa meditation and Buddhism, this programme offers in-depth teaching and guidance.  The programme includes some commitments, but participants can try out before deciding.

If you are interested please contact our Education Programme Co-ordinator at: kmcmanchester.epc@gmail.com for more details.

FAQs

No.  Everyone is welcome.  These methods are applicable in our daily lives whatever our background or beliefs.

No.  The classes are all seated and you are welcome to sit on a chair or on a cushion on the floor.

Yes.  All of our classes are suitable for everyone.

No.  All of our classes are drop in.  However for half day courses and evening classes in the city there is a discount if you book in advance.

See our Membership and Prices menu for details of prices.

We are a not for profit charity.  All of the fees for classes cover the costs of running our Centres and go towards our International Temples Project.

“A warm and welcoming environment”

Sarah

“I have noticed a wonderful improvement in my relationships with others and dealing with situations”

Sam

“I always leave a bit happier and a little bit kinder to others and myself”

Janine

“It was thoroughly enjoyable and helped massively with opening my eyes to how this can be used to alleviate stress.”

“I left the session feeling very peaceful, with advice that hopefully I will be able to take forwards into my work and home life.”

“There is pretty much a class every day so I can always make it along.”