Foundation Programme

Mondays | 18:45 to 21:30 | with Kadam Adam | at Tara Centre

Everyone is welcome to join our Monday Evening Foundation Program (FP) as Kadam Adam gives commentary to the essential Buddhist text How to Understand the Mind. This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives.

If you are interested in trying out FP, you can attend 3 weeks as a trial to decide if you would like to enroll. If you would like to do this, you can email taracentreadmin@gmail.com.

The Program

Joining the Foundation Program involves enrolling for a section of a book and then attending all the classes, one of which is an end-of-term exam. Studying in this way gives our lives a meaningful structure and helps us to gain fuller experience of the teachings. You can join the program at any time.

The Classes

Each class consists of preliminary prayers, guided meditation and a reading from the book with commentary and discussion.

Fee: €40 per month which also entitles you to attend all classes and courses at Tara Centre and its branches.

The Book

Based on Buddha’s teachings and the experiences of accomplished meditators, Understanding the Mind offers a deep insight into the nature and functions of the mind. The different types of mind are first described, revealing the depth and profundity of Buddhist understanding of human psychology and how this can be used to improve our lives. A practical guide is then given on developing and maintaining a light, positive mind – showing how to recognize and abandon harmful states of mind, and to replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones. The inspiring discovery we make from this is that we can attain a lasting state of joy, independent of external conditions.

Teacher Training Programme

Sundays | 12:30 to 17:30 | with Kadam Adam | at Tara Centre

The Teacher Training Program (TTP) offers the perfect opportunity to train as an authentic teacher of Kadampa Buddhism. This committed study program covers twelve of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books on Sutra and Tantra, and includes a series of meditation retreats. TTP is the perfect basis for transforming our minds and swiftly progressing on the spiritual path. With this deeper understanding and clarity we can become fully qualified as a teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition.

The Classes

Each class, taught by Kadam Adam consists of chanted prayers, a guided meditation, teaching and discussion. For further information please contact taracentreadmin@gmail.com.

Fee: €40 per month which also entitles you to attend all classes and courses at Tara Centre and its branches.

The Book

Great Treasury of Merit provides a full explanation of how to practise Offering to the Spiritual Guide (Lama Chöpa), one of the most important meditation practices of Kadampa Buddhism. A work of unparalleled profundity and clarity, this book contains a wealth of accessible and practical instructions on Lamrim, Lojong and Tantric Mahamudra, the very essence of Buddha’s teachings. An indispensable handbook for all those who wish to accomplish the swift path to enlightenment.