Beginner Programs are classes and basic practices that explore the fundamentals of Buddhism.
- Discovering Buddhism - a two-year course designed to give a comprehensive overview of the lamrim, the step-by-step path to enlightenment practiced in Tibetan Buddhism. To get the most benefit of the program, it combines class instruction as well as readings, homework, and experiential meditations and practices to do at home. Students have the opportunity to apply for a completion certificate if all components, tests, and assigned practices are succesfully completed.
- Medicine Buddha puja - prayers to the Medicine Buddhas for healing and world peace.
- Tara Practice - a monthly practice to Buddha Tara, whose enlightened qualities include swiftly removing obstacles to achieve all wishes. This practice is particularly recommended for Kadampa Center's community and harmony working together.