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Practicing Timeless Buddhist Wisdom in the Heart of Philadelphia

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

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.

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Support KMC Philadelphia this GivingTuesday, November 29th! We are a volunteer non-profit organization, and for 25 years we  have offered meditation classes, retreats, day courses and events in the Greater Philadelphia area. Your donation helps to fund operating costs at our Old City meditation space and allows us to increase meditation classes across the region. Meditation is a powerful tool to help people develop happiness, healthy mental habits and inner peace.​

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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."