Foundation Program

FP Classes resume on Tuesday, February 13.

Enrolling in FP means you become a ‘supporting member’ of MBC — all other regular classes and retreats are included with your monthly $75 membership.

The Foundation Program is a unique, structured study program that enables us to gain deeper understanding and experience of Buddhist teachings and to develop a regular meditation practice. It is ideal for those who have a general understanding of Buddhism but who wish to learn more.

Through regular teachings and meditation, systematic study and group discussion, the Foundation Program supports your spiritual life. The Mahakankala Buddhist Center FP class has been meeting on most Tuesday and Friday evenings from 7-9pm with term and holiday breaks. Its special quality is that we can gain authentic experience without abandoning a modern lifestyle.

By studying on this program we gain greater confidence in our meditation practice – from basic techniques for overcoming everyday problems, to practices leading to unsurpassed happiness and permanent inner peace.

Please call us at (805) 563-6000 or email us at if you would like more details about enrollment in this book study program. Anyone who is interested in trying out the program may attend two consecutive classes before deciding whether or not to join the ongoing study class.

To maintain the integrity and quality of the class discussions there is an attendance requirement for this study program.

Schedule for Spring 2018 section:

Tuesdays: 13, 20, 27
Fridays: 16, 23

Tuesdays: 6, 13, 20
Fridays: 9, 23

Tuesdays: 17, 24
Fridays: 13, 20, 27

Tuesdays: 8, 15, 22
Friday: 4, 18

Tuesdays: 5, 12
Fridays: 1, 8, 15

Exam Saturday June 23, 10am-1pm