"Our present understanding and experience of Dharma is quite superficial. We are like someone who has entered a huge food store and seen many things but sampled only a few. We may have received many different teachings from many different teachers, but we have taken in very little, just a few morsels . . . Why is this? It is because we are not studying and practicing systematically according to a specially designed spiritual program. If we just dabble superficially in a spiritual path we will never gain a deep and stable experience, and our wisdom will never develop to its full potential. This is why the spiritual programs offered by the New Kadampa Tradition are so important.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Many people practising Buddha's teachings have a sincere wish to deepen their knowledge and experience. The Foundation Programme provides the structure and support we need to make this wish a reality. Through a systematic, practical and accessible presentation of the basic subjects of Mahayana Buddhism, held in a friendly group environment, the FP forms the perfect basis for a strong daily practice. Jangchub Ling's FP takes place on Tuesday evenings between 7pm & 9pm when the group is currently studying Meaningful to Behold or on Sundays at 2.30pm when the group is studying The New Eight Steps to Happiness. If you are interested in signing up please get in touch, it is possible to attend taster sessions before committing to attend.
The class is led by the priciple teacher at JLC, Gen Kelsang Khechog.
The principal teacher at JLC is Gen Kelsang Khechog. Khechog was ordained in 2006 by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. After studying for a number of years on the Teacher Training Programme at the internationally renowned Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre near Derby, Khechog was appointed as the Resident Teacher of Jangchub Ling Buddhist Centre in September 2009.
Known for his considerate and thoughtful nature, Khechog presents Buddha’s teachings with clarity, showing how to connect these beautiful methods with the realities of modern daily life.