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The Foundation Program (FP) is about to begin the study of part two of The New Heart of Wisdom, by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. FP, in general, is an opportunity to deepen our understanding and experience of Buddha’s teachings. Studying part two of The New Heart of Wisdom, in particular, offers an opportunity to gain deep insight into the hidden meaning of the Heart Sutra, the stages of the vast path. Through training in the vast path we will know the entire meaning of the Heart Sutra.

“By revealing the profound meaning of the very heart of Buddha’s teachings – the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras – this book shows how we can attain pure, lasting happiness through developing special wisdom and universal compassion.”

Joining FP involves participating in all the study and discussion classes and taking an exam at the end of each section of the book. Each study class consists of sung prayers, guided meditation, teaching and discussion.

Monthly membership of Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre is required while studying FP. The cost of this is $100 per month which also enables you to attend all the general program classes, workshops and retreats held at the centre.

If you would like to join FP or come along to trial a class, please email