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Joyful Path of Good Fortune - Part 2

Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm

With Kadam John McBretney

A great opportunity to join Foundation Programme

The book 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 fulfil this potential we need to know what to do along every stage of our spiritual journey.

With this book, Geshe Kelsang 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 practised, enriching his explanation with stories and illuminating analogies. This is a perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.

"The only way we can make ourself and others happy all the time is through practising Buddha’s teachings. This is because happiness depends on a peaceful mind. Through practising Buddha’s teachings we can develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time, so that we will be happy all the time; regardless of whether our external conditions are good or bad, if we maintain a peaceful mind all the time we will be happy all the time."  Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

The Teacher
The Teacher of the Foundation Programme is Kadam John McBretney, the Resident Teacher of Heruka KMC. He has been studying, practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for 30 years. Kadam John has received oral teachings directly from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche over a long time and he incorporates many inspiring aspects of these teachings into the study programmes that he teaches.

The Foundation Programme (FP)
FP provides an opportunity for systematic study and meditation on the essential subjects of Kadampa Buddhism based on six modern Buddhist texts by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The emphasis in the classes, which consist of teachings, meditation and discussion, is on gaining practical experience of Buddha’s teachings that you can apply to your daily life.

FP is free for Members

For information about how to join Foundation Programme please contact Rob Dennis on 07949 916144 or email epc@meditateinlondon.org

If you would like to buy Joyful Path of Good Fortune, please pick up a copy from Heruka KMC, or visit the Tharpa UK website.

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The Teacher

Kadam John McBretney is the Resident Teacher of Heruka KMC. He has been studying, practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for 30 years, and has received oral teachings directly from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche during this time. He incorporates many inspiring aspects of these oral teachings into his classes.

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The benefits of Foundation Programme

You improve your meditation through regular practice

You receive detailed commentary to the works of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

You explore in depth how to apply Buddhist wisdom practically in daily life

You share your experience with like-minded people and make new friends

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