• Foundation Program

    Wednesday, March 4th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • About This Event

    Our live stream Foundation Program gives people the opportunity to engage in a more in-depth and structured approach to the practices of meditation and Buddhism. Through following traditional methods of study we can gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Buddha’s teachings, develop a powerful meditation practice, and bring about a positive transformation in our mind. The programmes can be joined at any point and not necessarily at the beginning of a new course. The Foundation Programme is for those people who wish to build a solid foundation and experience of Buddhist teachings – including karma, life after death, impermanence, loving kindness, compassion and wisdom.

    We are currently studying How To Understand the Mind. This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in every day experience to improve our lives.

    Part 1 is a practical guide to developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Part 2 describes different types of mind in detail, revealing the depth and profundity of the Buddhist understanding of the mind. It concludes with a detailed explanation of meditation.

    The Foundation Program provides excellent conditions to deepen our experience along our spiritual path through study, guided meditation, discussion and practical advice.

    If you are interested in joining Foundation Program live stream classes please email info@meditationinsarasota.org.

  • The Teacher

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    This course is taught by Gen Chodor. Our resident teacher, Kelsang Chodor, is a western Buddhist Monk. Ordained in 2001, he is a close disciple of Geshe-la and has studied and practised Buddhism for many years. He is much loved for his relaxed and gentle nature and teaches with great clarity, insight and wisdom, skilfully guiding people to inner peace and happiness in their lives.

  • Cost

    Enrolling on Foundation Program (FP) costs $65 per month and your monthly FP membership will grant you free access to all our drop-in classes: Friday Night Lectures, Lunch time meditations, evening classes, meditations for world peace, and Simply Meditate. You will also be eligible for discounts on most of our weekend events. 
    (find out how to become a Temple Member)