FPMT Basic Program in Amsterdam
Venerable Kaye Miner
Miner will lead this course in easy to understand English.
This in-depth study program in Buddhism is the Basic Program of
the FPMT, and is made available by
the Maitreya Instituut in Amsterdam and Loenen (in Loenen the program is taught in Tibetan with Dutch translation).
The Basic Program was designed by Lama
Zopa Rinpoche as a modern integrated program for Buddhist
study. It is a comprehensive and practice-oriented transmission
of the Dharma, intended for anyone who wishes to
go beyond introduction courses and the respective practices. The Basic Program now focusses on the Lam Rim, which is an overview of the entire Buddhist path and all its aspects of philosophy and practice. Meditations and discussions
are part of this program.
Students who pass the final, comprehensive
exam will be awareded an FPMT Basic Program Completion Certificate.
Candidates for the exam must have completed all the subjects
of the core curriculum, the Lam Rim retreat, and satisfy the Basic Program criteria for behavior and conduct. With this certificate, students can assist as qualified teachers and teachers-assistants in FPMT centers.
Students of these courses can download the recordings of the teachings via this Download page.
See also the Overview
of the Basic Program.
See more information and registration for the course.
Through thorough examination you can
realize that if your entire life is dedicated to seeking
happiness through things like chocolate and ice cream, there
is no significance in your being born human. Birds and dogs
have the same kind of attitude to life. If you think you're
intelligent you should dedicate your life to goals higher
than those of chickens!
Lama Thubten Yeshe, from 'Be your own therapist'