WHO WE ARE
GESHE TASHI AND THE FBT
Geshe Tashi Tsering first developed and began teaching the Foundation of Buddhist Thought campus course in the 1990’s when he was resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London. In 2005 he launched his Lam Rim Chenmo course. Online versions of both courses soon followed. By 2018 Geshe Tashi was resident teacher at three vibrant and growing centres in the U.K., with students from all over the world attending his teachings and retreats, both on-line and in person.
Geshe Tashi is currently Abbot of Sera Mey Monastery in India, and Spiritual Director of the FBT.
PETER, TRI & THE FBT
Peter and Tri are a husband and wife team and live in Cornwall. They first met on the FBT campus course in 2003, and have studied continuously under Geshe Tashi since then, attending teachings and retreats in London, Leeds and the United States, including a number of month-long intensive retreats. They have completed the FBT campus course twice and have personally guided three groups of students through three two-year programmes on-line. With Geshe Tashi’s encouragement, they studied his Lam Rim Chenmo course and adapted it to teach in the States.
They will be the tutors for the FBT course and will be managing the organisation on a day to day basis.
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY?
A Community Interest Company is a company that has been set up with community and service at its heart. It succeeds in its remit by running a profitable business, then folding those profits back into the community it is serving.
As such, a CIC is a special kind of business structure, forming a sort of hybrid between the business world and the world of charities.
One special characteristic is that CIC’s tend to source their employees from the people served by the business. In our case, this is the students who come through the course. In order to grow, we will need an increasing number of tutors, which we will be looking to source from those who have successfully completed the FBT course with us.
One requirement of a CIC is the ‘asset lock’, which means that any assets that belong to the business must be retained by the company, used properly, and in time disposed of appropriately, by being given to a charity for example.
OUR CORE VALUES
As a company we aspire to and aim to promote Buddhist core values, sharing His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s emphasis on kindness, compassion, logic and reasoning. Our courses are open to all, regardless of background, belief or culture.
Our courses are not just for Buddhists, but open to all those who are curious about Buddhism’s philosophy and psychology, principles and practices, and its potential to make a difference in our lives.
If you are interested in joining the course please