Foundations Course

Segment Two has now started. Drop ins welcome!


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

12 Classes offered in Two 6 Class Segments

Led by WBC Senior Teachers Jane Kolleeny and Gene Bobker

Suggested Donation: Both Segments: $160. One Segment: $90. Drop-in Class: $15*



Segment Two: October 29 - December 17, 2017

"Discovering the Peace of Simplicity"




Join us at Eileen Fisher Headquarters in Irvington as we explore the fundamentals of the Tibetan Buddhist path together. We meet at 12:30 on Sundays, right after our usual WBC morning program and tea and coffee reception. In this series of classes, we will explore important Buddhist topics such as the life of the Buddha, the types, techniques and stages of meditation, the development of ego, working with emotions, karma, and so forth. The exploration will be in a sequential manner and will reflect the experience of the practitioner. Readings for each class will be from a wide variety of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s writings.

Each class will begin with meditation, followed by a talk and then discussion. This series is recommended for both beginning and returning practitioners. The requested donation for both segments is $160, or $90 for one segment, or $15 per class on a drop-in basis.*

Please note that class meetings are always open to all at any point in the sequence. A printed source book of carefully selected readings from Trungpa Rinpoche’s many books will be provided (a digital version will be posted online), and readings for each individual class will be available online in advance for those dropping in.

The courses are designed to benefit participants whether or not they can attend regularly. Those who can attend consistently and keep up with the readings will gain a detailed appreciation of the natural progressive evolution that the Tibetan Buddhist path depicts. But any class meeting would be informative and accessible for anyone dropping in, or attending semi-regularly. As always, audio recordings of the talks will be made available online. 

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Segment One: September 17 - October 22, 2017

"Becoming a Dharmic Person"

* 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.