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Kadampa Meditation
Center Philadelphia

Kadampa Meditation Center Philadelphia (KMC PHL) opened on 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.


We recently moved to a new location at 47-49 N. 2nd Street in Old City Philadelphia where we have a bigger space designed for meditation, along with a lounge and a bookstore/gift shop. KMC Philadelphia offers 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.” 

- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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