Foundation Program

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Taught on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00pm by Resident Teacher, Gen Tenzin
1102 Pine St., Philadelphia

For students who wish to deepen their study of Buddha’s teachings beyond the drop-in classes, KMC Philadelphia offers the Foundation Program class.  On Foundation Program, students have the opportunity to study a Buddhist book in detail, from cover to cover. This way of studying provides a unique way of deepening one’s knowledge and experience of Buddhism.

Foundation Program is currently studying the book, How to Understand the Mind, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Everyone is welcome to attend. No experience is necessary. 

Students are welcome to join the Foundation Program at any time.

If you are interested in joining Foundation Program, please contact the Education Program Coordinator at: education@meditationinphiladelphia.org

GenTenzin_2017(2)Gen Tenzin is a Buddhist monk of over 20 years and has taught Kadampa Buddhism extensively for over 21 years throughout the United States. As a senior Kadampa student and teacher, he is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

As the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Philadelphia, Gen Tenzin teaches Teacher Training Program, Foundation Program, General Program classes, day courses, and leads retreats. He also grants Tantric initiations.

Through emphasizing the Bodhisattva’s way of life, he encourages all the students at the center to bring their practice of Buddha’s teachings into their daily lives, bringing joy to as many people as possible. He has a great depth of understanding of the teachings and is skillful in his presentation by sharing them in an entertaining, approachable, and kind-hearted manner.

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