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Foundation Program

Sundays | 4:00 - 7:30pm

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with Gen Kelsang Chokyi

What is the Difference Between General Program Meditation Classes and Foundation Program?

General Program (GP) classes are designed to provide varying topics of Kadam Dharma to give students a general experience of Buddhism. They are drop-in classes designed so you can come and go as you wish without a commitment. Foundation Program (FP) classes are structured to provide continual teachings from one book until it is complete. It is a study program where students commit to come to each class, engage in longer meditations (30 minutes), actively interact in discussion with fellow students, and study outside of class.

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FP $65 per month includes: 

  • Weekly Foundation Program (FP) class

  • Free weekly meditation (GP) classes (unlimited)

  • ONE retreat or workshop per month

  • THREE preliminary retreats per year: Guru Yoga & Mandala Offering, Vajrasattva Meditation & Recitation, Refuge Retreats

  • Monthly support for KMC Bloomington

Being an FP student means that you practice taking the Dharma to heart by applying it in daily activities. It also means being a part of the Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington community. The Center runs on volunteers. FP students have the opportunity to contribute by volunteering in some way. FP is on Sunday from 4-7:30pm: the first session 4-5:30pm with a 30-minute dinner break and second session 6-7:30pm.

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