FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES
Sunday, September 8 in Oak Park
Tuesday, September 10 in Wicker Park
WHAT IS FOUNDATION PROGRAM?
Foundation Program (FP) is one of the three levels of study in Kadampa Buddhism, and gives you the opportunity to engage in a structured study and meditation program on the essential teachings of the Buddhist spiritual path.
GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING
Buddhism teaches that to find lasting happiness and meaning in our lives we need to follow a spiritual path. To follow this path it is important to have a close connection with a qualified teacher who can give us personal advice and encouragement, to listen to pure Dharma teachings and to be a part of a strong spiritual community. In this way we are able to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Buddha’s teachings, maintain a daily meditation practice that is both focused and powerful, and make genuine spiritual progress.
THE SECRET TO ITS SUCCESS
The secret of the Foundation Program’s success lies in the manageable commitment made by the student and in the clear structure of study. Students sign up to study a book or part of a book, agree to attend every class, learn the material, and to take a test at the conclusion of the study. Class meets once a week. If for a suitable reason a student is not able to attend the class in person, he or she agrees to catch up by listening to a podcast of the class.
You can read more about this special study program on the pages for Foundation Program in Oak Park and Wicker Park
Free Introductory Classes:
Sunday, September 8, 4pm - 5:30pm in Oak Park
Afterward, classes meet 4pm-8pm on Sundays
Tuesday, September 10, 7:30pm - 9pm in Wicker Park
Afterward, classes meet 6pm-9pm on Tuesdays
Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago in Oak Park
13 Harrison St., Oak Park, IL 60304
This introductory class is free, and no advance arrangements are required. Please see the page for Foundation Program in Oak Park or Foundation Program in Wicker Park for details about the cost to join.
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