The General Program is open to everyone, without special requirements or commitments. Most of the GP activities are drop-in and are don’t require pre-registration. Weekly GP classes introduce methods for improving our lives through meditation and increasing our wisdom and consideration for others. The modern Kadampa Buddhist presentation accords with everyone’s daily experience, and our classes include such topics as:
- Reducing Stress and Anxiety
- Dealing with Difficult Circumstances
- Developing a Happy Outlook
- Learning to Love without Pain
- Improving our Mindfulness
- Letting go of Anger
- Loving Kindness
- Explanations of Karma, Rebirth, Liberation, Enlightenment and other aspects of Buddhist faith
Everyone is welcome! GP fees are typically $10 per class ($12 starting September 2015), or free for Supporting Members. There is no fee for Prayers and Meditations for World Peace, but donations are always welcome.
Our teachers are all experienced practitioners who effectively share their study and experience with the sole intention of helping others improve their lives. They give their time and energy freely—no one is paid to teach.
The General Program is included at every Kadampa Buddhist Centre and is an ideal starting point for those interested in finding out more about how meditation and modern Buddhism can improve their life. Ongoing weekly classes, half day courses, day and weekend courses, retreats, chanted prayer sessions and blessing empowerment ceremonies are GP activities that are open to everyone. Check our calendar for dates and times and find something that interests you!