time 7:00 PM

Every Thursday from




When: Thursdays, November 4th to December 16st, 7:00-9:00 pm Eastern Time

Registration: here.

Note: Enrollment is now closed.

This is the second module in the Exploring Buddhism program, Exploring Meditation begins Thursday, November 4. All are welcome.

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 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.

Purpose of this module: To provide students with a basic understanding of the purpose of meditation and the
basics of how to engage in meditation. This includes an introduction to the two types of
meditation (placement and analytical) and, in particular, how to train in calm abiding through
developing the nine mental states. Separate explanations are given to the development of (a)
the concentrations of the form and formless realms and (b) the four close placements of
mindfulness. This module encompasses the following topics:

  • The Stages in which Mental States Are Developed
  • Basic Types and Components of Meditation
  • How to Train in Calm Abiding
  • The Stages in which Mental States Are Developed
  • The Concentrations of the Form and Formless Realms
  • The Four Close Placements of Mindfulness

This is the syllabus for the course.

The Exploring Buddhism course includes seven modules:

    1. Exploring the Mind  [September 2 – October 21, with Venerable Lhundub Tendron] – Please register below
    2. Exploring Meditation  [November 4, 11, 18 and December 2, 9, 16, with Venerable Lhundub Tendron]
    3. Exploring the Truths
    4. Exploring the Path
    5. Exploring Mind Training
    6. Exploring Common Prayers and Practices
    7. Exploring the Preliminary Practices

This program is offered jointly with:

Recordings of the class are available on YouTube to registered participants.

Visit here for Venerable Lhundub Tendron’s biography.

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