Kadampa Meditation Center Philadelphia (KMC PHL) opened on Je Tsongkhapa Day - October 25, 1997 in a tiny space on Iseminger Street near 13th & Pine. For nearly 25 years the center has provided classes, retreats, day courses and special events to bring ancient Buddhist wisdom to modern people through the kindness of our Founder, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Our current location at 1102 Pine Street, just a stone's throw from the original location, continues to offer a place where anyone can cultivate peace and happiness, from the inside out. Everyone is welcome.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
“Without Inner Peace, Outer Peace is Impossible.”
- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso