Exploring Buddhism is a new program currently being developed by FPMT to serve as a bridge between Discovering Buddhism and The Basic Program. It is comprised of five modules and is designed to help students of Buddhism delve more deeply into a broad array of topics that form a solid foundation for furthering one’s study and practice. The program will initially be run as a pilot program in FPMT centers to further test and refine the curriculum.
In this module, we’ll cover the purpose of meditation and how to engage in both placement and analytical meditation. We’ll learn how to train in higher accomplishments, including developing calm abiding through the nine mental states, cultivating the concentrations of the form and formless realms, and engaging in the four close placements of mindfulness.
This module is open to all interested students — the classes in the Exploring Buddhism program don’t have to be taken in order.
Previous study of at least some modules of Discovering Buddhism, either in a center or online is highly recommended before enrolling in this program.
Please review the syllabus before registering for the course.
To receive the materials and zoom link please register by filling out the form below.
This program is being offered jointly by:
Ksitigarbha Tibetan Buddhist Center (Taos, NM)
Lama Yeshe House (Denver, CO)
Osel Shen Phen Ling (Missoula, MT)
Thubten Norbu Ling (Santa Fe, NM)
Tse Chen Ling (San Francisco, CA)
Land of Medicine Buddha (Soquel, CA)