The Foundation Programme is an inspiring study programme that has been designed to develop and enhance our
understanding and practical experience of Buddha’s teachings through a systematic study of six texts. Currently we
are studying ‘How to Understand the Mind’ by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
You can join at any time, and sample a free taster class. It’s aim is for people who wish to study Buddha’s teachings in a bit more
depth than the drop in classes (general programme), and learn how to apply them in daily life. The class consists of teachings,
discussions, chanted prayers and guided meditations. if you would like to know more please contact us.

There are many benefits to joining the Foundation Programme namely:

  • Increased personal insight, wisdom and experience of Dharma (Buddha’s teachings)
  • Studying and meditating more effectively following a specially-designed programme and qualified meditation teacher
  • An opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  • Help, support and friendship from like-minded people
  • Gain the ability to integrate Buddha’s instructions into busy modern life.

Day / Time

Sunday  4pm to 5:45pm 

Course level

A more in-depth Class


Enrollment monthly 


KMC Sheffield
685-691 Ecclesall Road
S11 8TG

Kelsang Lekchog is the Resident Teacher here at KMC Sheffield. Her warmth and kindness show in her teachings , and she is able to explain clearly Buddha’s profound teachings in a way that is suitable for everyone. Her having studied extensively on the Special Teacher Training Programme for many years make her very qualified. She teaches both the Foundation Program classes 

How to Understand the Mind


This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in every day experience to improve our lives. Part 1 is a practical guide to developing and maintaining a light, positive mind – showing how to recognize and abandon states of mind that harm us, and to replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones. Part 2 describes different types of mind in detail, revealing the depth and profundity of
the Buddhist understanding of the mind.

It concludes with a detailed explanation of meditation, showing how by controlling and transforming our mind we can attain a lasting state of joy, independent of external conditions.



To find out more Contact us below or email
T. 01142661142

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