Foundations Series One:
The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma
Facilitators: Lianne Metcalf and Peter Watts

  The Foundations course is now full.  Registrations for 2025 will open in early 2025.  

About: Foundations Series One is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in exploring Buddhism.

Participants will be sent a workbook PDF. This is an integral part of the course providing a systematic and comprehensive approach to exploring Buddhist practices and principles in a step-by-step manner. An invitation to a private Facebook discussion group will be included.

The course will introduce practical methods and practices to help one become more mindful of thoughts and emotions. The application of these techniques facilitates the recognition and cultivation of happiness in daily life.

The workbook will utilise books, articles, and videos to explore, investigate and examine the foundational teachings in Buddhism.

Some of the materials include the Video ‘It Depends’ and the article  ‘Buddhism in a Nutshell’ by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyenste Rinpoche. Books include ‘The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation‘ by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and ‘The Tree of Enlightenment’ by Peter Della Santina.

The course will be conducted every two weeks, giving participants ample time to work through the program’s workbook and bring their insights and queries to the next class. This provides a structured approach to exploring Buddhist practices and principles that participants can utilise to deepen their understanding and learning.

Time: 7 pm to 8.30 pm, Melbourne/Sydney time.

Dates – Fortnightly on the following Thursdays:

Term 1 (8 Classes)

April 4, 18
May 2, 16, 30
June 6, 20
July 4

Term 2 (8 Classes)
August 1, 15, 29
September 12, 26
October 3, 17, 31
*Dates may be subject to change

Each class will be recorded via Zoom and posted in the private Facebook discussion group. This will allow for revision and will be available for those who miss any classes.

Online via Zoom or In person – Melbourne CBD (address to be provided on registration) 

If attending in person, pay by open donation on arrival.
If attending online, please pay by donating to SI Australia using the link provided at registration.

For further information:
Email:  [email protected]
Note: The 2024 program is now full. Registrations for 2025 will open in early 2025.

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