Deepen your experience with

Foundation Programme

In-depth study of Modern Buddhism

DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING and practical experience of Dharma by joining the Foundation Programme (FP) either at our Centre or by correspondence.

IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE by studying, meditating and integrating Buddha’s teachings into your daily life. When we practice Dharma, we enjoy inner peace and benefit others. Another benefit of being on FP is to engage in meaningful conversations with good friends.

KELSANG PAWO IS THE TEACHER of this programme. He is a Kiwi Buddhist monk and sincere disciple of Venerable Geshe-la. Pawo has engaged in many retreats and studied extensively in Buddhist philosophy and training the mind practices. He brings a clear and practical presentation of Buddhist teachings that are both entertaining and inspirational.


The New Eight Steps to Happiness

Monday Nights 7-9pm

This Book, The New Eight Steps to Happiness – The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness is a commentary to one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, composed by the great Tibetan Buddhist Master, Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa. These eight short verses contain in essence the entire Buddhist spiritual path, with a particular focus on developing loving-kindness.

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    for both options, including correspondence study, is $95 per month (through the acquisition of a Friend of the Centre card, which gives you many benefits). The minimum commitment is for three months – or to complete the section of the text being studied.


    are made available to students on correspondence and to regular students when they need to miss a class due to unavoidable circumstances. You can count on us to help you enjoy FP.


    Please contact the Foundation Programme Coordinator (FP) at 0800 DHARMA or to clarify your questions and to ask about joining a trial class (without any cost or commitment). Everyone is welcome!