Weekend & Weekday GP Classes

The General Program introduces basic Buddhist view, meditation and action, along with various other teachings and practices, all within the Mahayana Buddhist tradition of Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa, to help practitioners deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism.

All the teachings are based on commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

The General Program is taught at every Kadampa Buddhist Center and is an ideal starting point for those interested to find out more about Buddhism and meditation.

The program consists of drop-in classes (evening and lunchtimes), usually supplemented by optional day courses, weekend courses, and meditation retreats.

All classes are open to everyone.


2018 SUNDAY HALF-DAY CLASSES  From January to June –  3-5pm

These are half-day classes that are based on the General Program.

These classes are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced practitioners. Everyone is welcome to attend.

January Teachings

January 14: Learn Meditate

January 28: Why We Get Angry

February Teachings

February 11: Love, Attachment and Desire according to Buddhism

February 25: A Beginner’s Guide to Buddhism: Part 1: Karma  

March Teachings

March 11: A Beginner’s Guide to Buddhism: Part 2: Past and Future Lives

April Teaching

April 22: A Beginner’s Guide to Buddhism: Part 3: Samsara and Nirvana

May Teachings

May 6: The Four Noble Truths: Part 1

May 20: The Four Noble Truths: Part 2

Jun3 Teachings

June 3: How Is Your Meditation Going-On?

June 17: What is Emptiness?


MONDAY EVENING CLASSES –   January – June  7- 9:00 pm

Modern Buddhism – A series of classes, based on the book of the same title 
by Venerable Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, will cover a special presentation 
of Buddha’s teachings on compassion and wisdom that communicates 
their essence in a way that is easy to understand and put into practice.
This is a good introductory course for anyone who is interested into Buddhism.

Dates offered:   1/6, 1/22, 2/19, 3/5, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11



MEDITATIONS FOR RELAXATION –    1/18,  3/15, 4/26,  5/24

MEDITATIONS FOR KIND HEART –    2/22, 4/12, 5/10,  6/7

These afterwork meditations are based on the Living Meditation Series published by NKT which provides a comprehensive introduction to meditation, offering guidance at all levels for developing and deepening your meditation practice. Learn meditations to relax body and mind, find inner peace, achieve mental clarity, and develop a kind and compassionate attitude towards others.