Intermediate Foundation Program

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Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm
Taught 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.

KMC Philadelphia now offers two Foundation Program classes:

Introductory Foundation Program
Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm starting September 4th
This class will be studying the text, The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
This is an introductory level class suitable for beginners.
Taught by Meditation Teacher, Jen DeSantis

Intermediate Foundation Program
Thursdays at 7:00 – 9:00pm starting September 5th
The class is studying the text, How to Understand the Mind, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
This is an intermediate study class, suitable for students with some experience. Taught by Resident Teacher, Gen Tenzin.

Students are welcome to join Foundation Program at any time.

Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary. 

If you are interested in Foundation Program, please visit us for a class or contact the Education Program Coordinator at:

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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