The Foundation courses described on this page are the first in a sequence of courses to be offered at WBC, initiating a new WBC Curriculum. This sequence of courses will provide participants with a complete overview of the Buddhist Path. Additional courses in the sequence will be offered in 2018. 

The full sequence of courses is carefully designed to guide the student on the complete journey through logical progression of topics that constitute the Buddhist view, with an emphasis on joining our understanding with our meditation practice. The initial overview of the journey is provided by the Foundation courses, a year-long sequence that begins with the Fall 2017 courses described below. Completion of the year-long series establishes a foundation for a deeper exploration and review, at the intermediate level, in the Profound Treasury Series. This intermediate series of courses will be offered once students complete the Foundation Series. In turn, completion of the Profound Treasury courses will allow students to progress onto the Varjrayana Series. For more on the WBC “Path” of practice and study, click here

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Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha

A Series of Courses on the Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation and Insight, as presented by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

  • 12 Classes, in Two 6 Class Segments
  • Two locations: Eileen Fisher Headquarters in Irvington & The Center for Health and Healing in Mount Kisco
  • Suggested Donation: $90 for one six-week segment, or $160 for both (includes sourcebook).


Westchester Buddhist Center is launching a new curriculum on the fundamentals of Buddhist practice and thought, designed for both new and returning students. The curriculum will begin with two six-week segments during this first Fall semester. We explore important Buddhist topics such as the life of the Buddha, meditation, the development of ego, working with emotions, karma, and so forth.

The exploration will be in a progressive, sequential manner and will reflect the experience of the practitioner. Readings will be from a wide variety of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s writings. A sourcebook of all of the readings for the two courses will be provided. This series is recommended for both beginning and returning practitioners.

For more detailed information, and to register, please follow the link below for your location.

We will be providing these new Foundation Courses at two locations and dates with similar but not identical content.

We encourage you to register, or please also feel free to drop in the first class meeting, where you can receive a syllabus and learn more.