In-depth study programs

Foundation Program & Teacher Training Program

with Gen Kelsang Delek
These study programs are open to everyone in the Fraser Valley, Surrey, Okanagan and Shuswap. These classes are by enrolment (they are not drop-in). If you would like to try out a class before you enrol, please contact Judy at epc@kmcfv.ca

The Foundation Program

Live stream and by correspondence

The New Heart of Wisdom: profound teachings from Buddha’s heart

This course is open for new enrolment when we begin Part Two in September 2021

Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm.

This book is an explanation of the Heart Sutra, which reveals the profound meaning of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras. The author, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso shows how all our problems and suffering come from our ignorance of the ultimate nature of things, and how we can abandon this ignorance and come to enjoy pure, lasting happiness by developing a special wisdom associated with compassion for all living beings.

Find out more about this book or purchase it online from Tharpa Publications

If you would like to try this program, you are welcome to attend a free taster session. Phone 604 853 3738 or email Judy, Education Program Coordinator

The Foundation Program

Live stream and by correspondence

Universal Compassion: inspiring solutions for difficult times

This is a new Foundation Program in South Surrey. Currently the classes are live streamed, not in person.

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm.

This book gives practical instructions showing how to transform even the most difficult daily life experiences into opportunities for spiritual growth through developing universal love and compassion.

Find out more about this book or purchase it online from Tharpa Publications

If you would like to try this program, you are welcome to attend a free taster session. Please email Ross at surrey@kmcfv.ca to arrange this.

Teacher Training Program

Live stream and by correspondence

Sundays 9:00am-10:30am

Meaningful to Behold: becoming a friend of the world

This book is a commentary to the famous 8thcentury poem Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life by the Indian Buddhist master, Shantideva. It shows how we, in these modern times, can become a compassionate Bodhisattva, a friend of the world.

Find out more about this book or purchase it online here: Tharpa Publications

Questions about the program? Phone 604 853 3738 or email Judy, Education Program Coordinator