Foundation Program

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.

There will be a Free Public Talk to introduce the study program and our next text, Joyful Path of Good Fortune, on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7PM. This event will be at our center, located in downtown Santa Barbara.

You may email us at if you would like more details about enrollment in this book study program.