Branch Teachers

John Baker

John is a senior KMC Philadelphia teacher and practitioner. Having been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 21 years, he is well-qualified to pass along modern Buddhism. He teaches Foundation Program, General Program classes, and day courses.  In his professional life he works as a sound engineer and webmaster.

Eve Miller

Eve is the Education Program Coordinator at KMC Philadelphia and is a senior student. Having been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 21 years, she teaches General Program classes and workshops. Eve is professional cellist, composer and music teacher. She teaches with a good heart, and a friendly and encouraging manner.

Julie Francisco

Julie has studied and taught Kadampa Buddhism for many years.  She has also engaged in extensive meditation retreat and is well-qualified to introduce others into Buddha’s teachings and meditation practices. An executive assistant at an international consulting firm by profession, Julie shows a clear example of how to be a modern, lay Buddhist practitioner in a busy city and presents Buddha’s teachings in an eloquent and inspiring manner.

Sarah Frew

Sarah is the Administrative Director at KMC Philadelphia.  She is a senior student and teaches General Program classes. Through her joyful and engaging manner, she shares Buddha’s teachings in a kind-hearted and warm way. She was trained as a scientist and works as a strategy consultant.

Sarah Bly

Sarah is a student in the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Philadelphia. She has been a flight attendant for 22 years and is the Philadelphia Term Director for the Wings Foundation, a charity that provides financial assistance for flight attendants in critical need. With her warm-hearted and sincere manner, she teaches Dharma in a way that is both joyful and compassionate.

Tatiana Buonassisi

Tatiana has been practicing Kadam Dharma since 2010. She was formerly Education Program Coordinator at Drolma Kadampa Buddhist Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. and is a Teacher Training Program student and teacher at KMC Philadelphia. She is very practical and thought-provoking in her teachings, and her kind and generous heart is always apparent.

Meg Yoho

Meg is a senior teacher at KMC Philadelphia who has been practicing Buddhism for over a decade. She is the Treasurer for KMC Philadelphia and teaches general program classes. On her professional side, Meg works in healthcare. She shares Buddha’s teachings through her own experience in a clear, practical way which provides inspiring heart-felt encouragement for practicing Dharma.

Matt Stein

Matthew Stein is a senior student at KMC-Philadelphia who has been practicing Buddhism for a number of years. An experienced meditator, he has engaged in many meditation retreats. Matt presents these thoughtful teachings in a very practical and light-hearted manner.