Sunday Foundations Course

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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

Sundays (12:30 - 2:30 pm)

The Eileen Fisher Headquarters in Irvington

2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533 (See directions below)

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Starting Sunday Sep. 23rd

Led by John Baker, Julie Farmer and Andrea Sherman


Both Segments: $180, One Segment: $100. (Includes a copy of the book Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness, by Chögyam Trungpa)

Drop-in Class: $15*



Westchester Buddhist Center continues its course on the fundamentals of Buddhist practice and thought. The curriculum will continue with two seven-week segments during the 2018 winter/spring season. We will explore important Buddhist topics introduced in the Mahayana such as the evolution of Hinayana into Mahayana, relative and ultimate bodhicitta, the six paramitas, Atisha's 59 points of mind training, as well as classes on the Heart Sutra, tonglen and the four immeasurables practices. To complement our study, we will introduce several Mahayana practices to students.

The exploration will be in a sequential manner and will reflect the experience of the practitioners. Each class will begin with a half hour of meditation, followed by a talk and then discussion. This series is recommended for both beginning and returning practitioners. While drop-ins are welcome, with a suggested donation of $15 per class, drop-ins will not be able to graduate to the fall course of study, which will focus on The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Vol. 1, by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. (We encourage those who drop-in to continue foundations course in the fall of 2018.) We will have copies of Training the Mind available for those that register in either segment. Additional readings on the topics being covered will be circulated by email as they are assigned.

We joyfully invite you to join us in our continued study and practice!

Questions about this course? Contact Derek at


SEGMENT FOUR: Establishing Confidence in the Greater Vehicle (April 8 – May 20, 2018)

SEGMENT THREE: Entering the Path of Compassionate Action (January 21 – March 11, 2018)

* WBC maintains a policy of making our programs affordable to all. Those with limited income please offer what you can afford on our donation page here and include a note for the program you are offering towards. Thank you!


Eileen Fisher Headquarters

2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533

As you face the river, the entrance is on your left, on the northwest corner of the building.

1. From Route 9, turn onto Main Street, Irvington. Continue down hill (west) towards the train station.
2. Turn right on N. Ashton
3. Turn left on Bridge Street, continue on to River Street
4. Eileen Fisher’s space occupies the 2nd brick building. Turn right into Second Parking Lot
5. Enter Eileen Fisher – Door facing River

For those who walk from the Irvington train station.  As you face the river, it is the second large building on your left.  You enter from the river side, with your back to the river as you go through the door.