An FPMT Introductory Programme
led by Venerable Thubten Lhundrup
Discovering BUDDHISM is the result of the combined efforts of a number of FPMT teachers and spiritual programme coordinators, under the guidance and advice of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of the FPMT.
The aim of the Discovering BUDDHISM is to give participants a solid footing in the practice of Mahayana Buddhism. Specifically, Discovering BUDDHISM is an introduction to the teachings of the Lam-rim, or graduated path to enlightenment, a step-by-step blueprint of the realisations a single individual needs to actualise in order to attain full enlightenment in one lifetime.
By engaging in this programme, participants will gain an experiential taste of the Buddha’s teachings, some retreat experience, and the skills they need to make their lives most meaningful. Also, by the end of this programme, participants should have a solid foundation from which to make informed choices about their continued spiritual development.
As such, this programme is not designed as an academic study of Buddhism but is intended to change a person’s life.
“Awakening all limitless potential of your mind, achieving all peace and happiness”
When Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche transmitted these teachings to their disciples, they imparted a deeply
experiential tradition of study and practice, leading thousands of seekers to discover the truth of what the Buddha taught.
This tradition is the core of Discovering BUDDHISM
The third module, “Presenting the Path” will be held over 4 Thursday evenings
~ 8th, 15th, 22nd February and 1st March at 7:00pm ~
followed by a Saturday practice day on
~ 3rd March from 9:00am – 4:00pm ~
~ The cost of this whole third module is $100:00 ~
This includes all course material, some of which will be provided in print form.
The rest will be provided as PDFs but can also be printed on request.
This course is specifically designed for beginners
and those of you curious to find out more.
You are welcome to join the course at any module!
Presenting the Path
The aim of this course module is to give you a clear idea of the path to enlightenment, especially its three main components: renunciation, bodhichitta, and the right view of emptiness. You should understand the progressive, step-like structure of the lam-rim, its origin in the teachings of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha, the three scopes, where you fit at your present stage of spiritual development, what you need to do next, and how you get from there to enlightenment.