Foundation Programme

The purpose of the Foundation Programme is to provide a systematic presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism.

On joining the programme, and at the beginning of each new book or section of a book, each student signs-up to the following commitments:

  1. To attend every class
  2. To prepare for each class by studying the appropriate section of the text and memorizing the essential points
  3. To memorize the condensed meaning (outlines) and/or root text of the book
  4. To sit an examination at the end of the course
  5. To attend at least one puja (chanted prayers) each week of preliminary practices organized by the Centre, eg. Wishfulfilling Jewel (this enables purification, collection of good fortune, and receiving special blessings to make the studies and meditations effective).


The Foundation Programme (FP) fee is RM80.00 per calendar month throughout the year and includes unlimited weekly GP classes as well as the FP classes.

Further information

If you have some previous experience from General Programme classes then you can join at any stage of the book though it is preferable to start at the beginning of a new section. Those who have not previously attended classes are asked to attend some General Programme classes before applying to join.

If you think the Foundation Programme is suitable for you, please ask for further details by emailing

The Foundation Programme is not running at present