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Thursday  Morning Foundation Program

Studying Meaningful to Behold
Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am
with Kadam Heather Rocklin

Foundation Program (FP) offers a unique and profound way of studying that enables us to deepen our knowledge and experience of modern Buddhism. Classes meet weekly and include guided, in-depth meditations, commentary to the text, paired and group discussion, and readings for the following week. Students register for the class and make a commitment to attend each week, which is highly beneficial for deepening one’s experience and practice of Dharma. We will be systematically studying in its entirety the Meaningful to Behold.

The Book: Meaningful to Behold

Meaningful to Behold by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Many people have the compassionate wish to benefit others, but few understand how to accomplish this successfully in daily life. Bodhisattvas are friends of the world, who have such strong compassion that they are able to transform all their daily activities into ways of benefiting others. The path of the Bodhisattva was exquisitely explained in the universally loved poem Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life by the 8th century master Shantideva. With this commentary, the full effectiveness and profundity of this wonderful poem are revealed in full and made applicable for our time. This practical handbook is essential for those wishing to follow a way of life characterised by greater empathy and compassion for others.

You are welcome to attend both the Introductory talk and the first FP class.  The cost of the Introductory Class is $10.  If you decide to join FP, the monthly fee is $65, which includes access to General Program classes as well. No one is turned away for lack of funds. For more information about this special opportunity, please contact the center at or 503 233 6747.