“Developing compassion and wisdom, and helping those in need whenever possible, is the true meaning of life.”
- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
John is a senior KMC Philadelphia teacher and practitioner. Having been a student of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 24 years, he is well-qualified to pass along modern Buddhism. He teaches Teacher Training Program, Foundation Program, General Program classes, day courses and retreats. In his professional life he works as a sound engineer and webmaster.
Sarah is a senior teacher and teaches General Program classes, day courses and retreats. She is a long time disciple of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. 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.
Eve is the Education Program Coordinator at KMC PHL and is a senior teacher and practitioner. Having been a student of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 24 years, she teaches General Program classes, day courses, and workshops. She is a student on the Teacher Training Program. Eve is a professional cellist, composer and music teacher. She teaches meditation with a good heart, and a friendly, encouraging manner.
Julie is a senior teacher and practitioner who has studied Kadampa Buddhism for over 12 years and she has engaged in extensive meditation retreat. She is a close disciple of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and a student on the the Teacher Training Program. 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 is a student in the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Center Philadelphia and a close disciple of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. 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 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 a disciple of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. She is very practical and thought-provoking in her teachings, and her kind and generous heart is always apparent.
Fred has been a steadfast practitioner of meditation, in many locations around the world, for over a decade. He is a Teacher Training Program student, a disciple of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, and teaches General Program classes. By profession a scientist in molecular biology, his optimism and daily meditation routine are what make him an enthusiastic practitioner of Kadam Dharma.