Discovering Buddhism is a program taught in many FPMT centres around the world. It was designed by senior western teachers in the FPMT as a program to give participants a good foundation in the teachings and practices of Mahayana Buddhism. It is made up of 13 modules, covering different topics, and takes about 2 years to complete. The third module is: “Presenting the Path”
This module begins with a brief story of the Buddha’s life, and goes through some of his most important teachings that he gave. The main focus of the course is an overview of the path to enlightenment as explained in Tibetan Buddhism.
About the teacher
Originally from California, Ven. Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald) began studying Buddhism with Tibetan lamas in Dharamsala, India, in 1973. She became a nun in Nepal the following year, and received full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. At the request of her teachers, she began teaching in 1980, and since then has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in various countries around the world, occasionally taking time off for personal retreats. She served as resident teacher in Buddha House, Australia, for two years and in Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for eleven years. She is a graduate of the Master Program in Buddhist Studies in Sutra and Tantra, which she followed at Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy from 2008-2015.
Ven. Khadro is the resident teacher of Center for Wisdom and Compassion.
Arrive 15 minutes before the start
Payment for classes:
Your first-time visit is free and after that you pay per evening or buy a five or ten class card. See more here.