An FPMT Introductory Programme
led by Venerable Tenzin Tsapel
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 eleventh module, “How to Develop Bodhicitta” will be held over 6 Thursday evenings
~ 18 and 25 June, and 2, 9, 16 and 30 July at 7:00pm ~
followed by a Saturday practice day on
~ 1 August from 9:00am – 4:00pm ~
~ The cost of this whole eleventh module is $130:00 ~
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!
If you wish to join the course after a module has begun, please
contact the Spiritual Programme Coordinator on 0479 036 802.
How to Develop Bodhicitta
In this module you will discover the clear meditation instructions available in Tibetan Buddhism which enable us to develop our innate qualities of loving kindness and compassion. Learn the skills of applying these techniques to generate the mind of bodhichitta, the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of others, known to be the heart of Buddha’s teachings.