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Exploring Buddhism

ONLINE pilot program from FPMT!

Exploring Buddhism is a new program currently being developed by FPMT to serve as a bridge between Discovering Buddhism and The Basic Program. It is designed to help students of Buddhism delve more deeply into a broad array of topics that form a solid foundation for furthering one’s study and practice.  The program will initially be run as a pilot program in FPMT centers to further test and refine the curriculum.

In this course, we will build on the foundation created in Discovering Buddhism, and expand and strengthen our understanding of these essential topics in Buddist philosophy.

This pilot course will take place online only.

Previous study of at least some modules of Discovering Buddhism, either in a center or online is highly recommended before enrolling in this program.

The Exploring Buddhism course includes modules on:

  1. Exploring the Mind  (Sept 2 - Oct 21, 2021, with Venerable Lhundub Tendron)
  2. Exploring Meditation  (Nov 4, 11, 18 and Dec 2, 9, 16, 2021, with Venerable Lhundub Tendron)
  3. Exploring the Truths  (Jan 6 - Feb 24, 2022,  with Gen Don Handrick)
  4. Exploring the Path  (Mar 17 - Apr 28, 2022 with Gen Don Handrick)
  5. Exploring Mind Training, part I  (May 19 - June 30, 2022, with Gen Don Handrick)
  6. Exploring Mind Training, part II: The Bodhisattva Vows (Sept-Dec 2022, a self-study module including 2 live Q&A sessions with Gen Don Handrick)
  7. Exploring Common Prayers and Practices (January-June 1st, 2023, a {semi} self-study module including live components with Venerable Amy Miller and Gen Don Handrick)

This program is offered jointly by:

We depend on your support

In keeping with our tradition, Kadampa Center does not charge a fee to attend any Dharma teachings, so that financial resources will never be an obstacle to hearing the Dharma. We rely on the generosity of students to be able to offer these courses, inclulding making an offering to the teachers who will lead each module. 

Your support for the course opens access to the Dharma for others, and enables Kadampa Center to make a generous offering to each module's teacher.

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