We use so four broad categories to guide people to the kind of Buddhist teaching on offer at any given event: Introductory, Foundation, Basic, and Specialised. These categories are not rigid but are just to give a pointer about what to expect.
The introductory level is for complete beginners and people still finding out about what Buddhism is and what it has to offer.
There are three standard FPMT Introductory courses:
- Meditation 101, and introduction to various kinds of meditation;
- Buddhism in a Nutshell, and introduction to the key features of Tibetan buddhism as transmitted through the Geluk tradition; and
- Heart Advice for Death and Dying, with a range of advice and practices to help Tibetan Buddhists facing terminal illness and death, whether it is oneself facing them or helping others as they face them.
We also offer Buddhist teachings for beginners and for people still finding out what Buddhism has to offer at an introductory equivalent level.
Teachings at the Introductory level currently run on Tuesday evenings and as one-day events at the weekend. Some courses offered at the Centre by visiting FPMT recognised teachers are also suitable for beginners.