Three Spiritual Programmes
Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington offers a comprehensive education programme consisting of three study programmes designed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang: the General Programme (GP), the Foundation Programme (FP) and the Teacher Training Programme (TTP).
Everyone, regardless of their level of experience or background, can benefit from the classes & courses offered on the General Programme. It is a highly accessible programme, designed to address everyday problems with simple and practical advice that makes sense according to our daily experience.
Do you have an interest to study here in Nelson? Classes will be held locally if there is interest. Express your interest by sending us an email at: info @ MeditateInNelson.org
We offer Foundation Programme to Nelson students through correspondence (downloads from the weekly classes held in Wellington). Recorded teachings are taught by Resident Teacher Kelsang Shechog.
Cost: $50.00 per month (this includes one weekly recorded FP class)
Why we need to study
There are three reasons why we need to study and practice the teachings of Buddha:
- To develop our wisdom
- To cultivate a good heart
- To maintain a peaceful state of mind
If we do not strive to develop our wisdom, we shall always remain ignorant of ultimate truth – the true nature of reality. Although we wish for happiness, our ignorance leads us to engage in non-virtuous actions, which are the main cause of all our suffering.
If we do not cultivate a good heart, our selfish motivation destroys harmony and good relationships with others. We have no peace, and no chance to gain pure happiness. Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.
If we do not maintain a peaceful state of mind we are not happy even if we have ideal conditions. On the other hand, when our mind is peaceful we are happy even if our external conditions are unpleasant.
Therefore, the development of these qualities is of utmost importance for our daily happiness!