Live-streaming - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

GUIDELINES FOR STREAMING CLASSES

Because of the previous COVID restrictions regarding in-person gatherings, Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre and other Kadampa Centres around the world received temporary permission from the NKT to stream their teaching programs.  This enabled all Centres to continue to benefit others throughout the unusual situation.  

However, as the world returns to more normality Kadampa Centres will be returning to our practice of emphasizing in-person teachings. This is in accordance with our Internal Rules and the advice received from Venerable Geshe-la about the importance of our Dharma Centres:

Living beings receive ultimate benefit from both Buddhadharma and Dharma Centres.  The development of Dharma knowledge, Dharma experience and Dharma realisations all come from Dharma Centres.  Therefore, they are the source of all happiness and are extremely precious, like priceless jewels that bestow ultimate benefit.

In accordance with these guidelines, Bodhichitta Centre will live-stream or record only Foundation Program (FP) and Teacher Training Program (TTP) classes, not General Program (GP) classes. “GP classes” here covers all teachings other than FP and TTP, including weekly classes, day courses, retreats and empowerments.  The streaming or recording will be made available only to students

  • who live within the catchment area of the Centre and
  • who have a valid reason for being unable to attend the Centre in person, such as personal disability or long-distance travel.

If you are unable to attend in-person classes, we invite you to join our live-streaming of Foundation Program, a new modern Correspondence/Home Study Programme.  Please see below for details on how you can join this program.

FOUNDATION PROGRAM ~ A Modern Correspondence/Home Study Program

The Foundation Program (FP) is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding and experience of Kadampa Buddhism through a systematic study of six texts by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

When you join you will experience the great benefits of being part of this systematic study program.  Through this you can improve your good heart, your wisdom, and your cherishing of others by going deeper into your study and meditation practice.

FOUNDATION PROGRAM (FP)

DAY:  Thursdays, re-starting September 8

TIME:  6.00-8:15pm

In-person classes.  Online attendance available for distant students and by special request.

TEACHER:  Sachi Tamura

STUDY BOOK:  Universal Compassion

This is not a drop-in program and enrollment is required.  You are also required to have attended General Program classes regularly for a minimum of 6-months before joining the Foundation Program.  For further information please contact our Education Program Coordinator by EMAIL or call her at 250-592-7164 ext.1