In-Depth Study

In-Depth Study



Monday Evenings
6.45 - 8.45pm


Classes are Online via Live Stream


(Free for Members)
Enrolment required

In-Depth Study
Foundation Programme

Joyful Path of Good Fortune

The Foundation Programme (FP) is open to everyone and you can join at any point in the year. Through in-depth study and practice on the programme, we learn how to integrate all the meditation practises and wisdom advice from Buddha – on how to solve our problems and reach our full potential – into our normal daily life. In this way we gradually find a deep inner peace and happiness in our lives. 

The Foundation Programme offers a structured approach to learning Buddhist meditation and practice through the study of a particular book, with classes consisting of preliminary prayers, guided meditations, teachings and discussion.


The Foundation Programme is exploring the book Joyful Path of Good Fortune.

We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for the growth of good qualities. But to fulfil this potential we need to know what to do at every stage of our spiritual journey. In Joyful Path of Good Fortune we find a clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. With this book, the author Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche offers us step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness. This book is a perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.

Teacher - Bio - Kelsang Lachpa

The Teacher

Kelsang Lachpa is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. He has been ordained for over twelve years. He is an experienced and warm-hearted teacher, inspiring others to find lasting peace and happiness through the practice of meditation and Buddhism. Lachpa is known for his thoughtful insights into Buddha’s teachings and his joyful practical approach to teaching.

Fees & Enrolment

The Foundation Programme fee is $95 per month. By joining the Foundation Programme, you will enjoy all the benefits of 'Friend Of The Centre' membership. For more information visit our membership page

As this is an in-depth class with some commitments, enrolment is required. However, you are welcome to come along and try it out to begin with. Please contact for more information and to enroll.

The Benefits

Buddhism teaches that to find lasting happiness and meaning in our lives we need to follow a spiritual path. To follow this path it is important to have a close connection with a qualified teacher who can give us personal advice and encouragement, to listen to pure Dharma teachings and to be a part of a strong spiritual community. In this way we are able to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Buddha’s teachings, maintain a daily meditation practice that is both focused and powerful, and make genuine spiritual progress.