Foundation Programme

Our Kadampa Buddhism study programmes give people the opportunity to engage in a more in-depth and structured approach to the practices of meditation and Buddhism. Through following traditional methods of study we can gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Buddha’s teachings, develop a powerful meditation practice, and bring about a positive transformation in our mind. The programmes can be joined at any point and not necessarily at the beginning of a new book. The Foundation Programme is for people who wish to build a solid foundation and experience of Buddhist teachings – including karma, life after death, impermanence, loving kindness, compassion and wisdom.

Thursday night Class, 18:00 – 20: 00. We are studying the book, How to Understand the Mind, with Gen Kelsang Mila.

Monday night class 18:15 – 20:15 we are studying the book, Joyful Path of Good Fortune, with Claudia Steinert.

If you are interested in joining Foundation Programme you can attend two free taster sessions. To attend a taster session please email  If you wish to continue after the taster sessions you must enrol on the programme.

The FP programme costs R490 per month which  includes all our weekly classes, courses and retreats at the centre.

The FP classes take place at the Centre
Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
345 Jan Smuts Ave
(The Colony Shopping Centre, Upper Level)
Craighall Park