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Practicing Timeless Buddhist Wisdom in the Heart of Philadelphia

Buddha’s most profound insight into the nature of the mind is as revolutionary today as it was 2500 years ago: the mind is the source of all happiness and suffering. All of it.

At KMC PHL, we learn the practical, every day application of Buddha’s wisdom to create authentic happiness, experience freedom from suffering, and help others do the same.


We do it right here -  in the City of Rocky, Gritty, Cheesesteaks, and the Liberty Bell -thanks to the extraordinary teachings of our founder, Buddhist meditation master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Everyone is always welcome at Kadampa Meditation Center Philadelphia and other Kadampa Centers around the world.

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"Happiness and suffering are states of mind, so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind."

– VENERABLE Geshe Kelsang Gyatso