The General Program (GP)
The General Program (GP) provides a basic introduction to Buddhist teachings and meditation that is suitable for beginners. Through these classes we can learn how to use Buddha’s advice in our daily lives to solve our problems and find the peace and happiness we seek. General Program also includes advanced teachings and practices from both Buddha’s Sutra (publicly accessible) and Tantra (esoteric) teachings.
By training in meditation we create an inner space and clarity that enables us to control our mind regardless of the external circumstances. Gradually we develop mental equilibrium, a balanced mind that is happy all the time, rather than an unbalanced mind that oscillates between the extremes of excitement and despondency…In this way we shall come to experience permanent inner peace.
– From Transform Your Life
by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso