top of page


Special Events
Day Courses,
Public Talks,


“What is enlightenment? It is the inner light of wisdom that is completely free from all mistaken appearance, and whose function is to bestow mental peace upon each and every living being every day.”

- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


First Friday Open House

Friday, June 2nd, 6:30 - 8:00pm • Free

Join us for light refreshments and conversation.  Always wanted to check out the space? Stop in and visit us!  Looking for a gift or a book on meditation? Check out our bookstore.  Everyone welcome. No registration necessary.


Fundraising Dinner, Silent Auction & Fun Night Out!

Friday, June 9th, 7:00pm • Casa Mexico, 1134 S. 9th St • $75

Please pre-Register by Friday, June 2nd

KMC Philadelphia is having a Fundraising Dinner, Silent Auction & Fun Night Out! Did you know we are an all volunteer run 501 (c)3 non-profit organization? This fundraiser will help support meditation classes in the Philadelphia region. Come eat delicious food, bid on items and have fun! We hope you will join us! Everyone welcome.


Casa Mexico's Chef, Christina Martinez, is a 2019 James Beard Foundation nominee for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. 


Half-day Course: Getting to Know Buddha

Saturday, June 17th, 10:30am - 1:30pm • $20 (FP & TTP discounts apply)

with Resident Teacher, John Baker

We see images of Buddha everywhere - from tattoos, to interior design. A large statue of Buddha Shakyamuni  is the main element on a Buddhist shrine. But who IS Buddha Shakyamuni? What are his qualities?  Why would we want to know about him and listen to his advice?  In this half-day course we'll learn about the inspiring qualities of the Enlightened Buddha and the meaning behind the Liberating Prayer - an homage to Buddha.  By learning about Buddha himself, we can gain confidence in his advice on how to become peaceful and happy and feel inspired to try it out in our daily life.


Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.


Half-day Course: Summer Days & Blue Skies - Enjoying the Nature of Your Own Mind

Saturday, July 8th, 10:30am - 1:30pm • $20 (FP & TTP Discounts apply)

with Resident Teacher, John Baker

Have you noticed that even on the most gorgeous summer day, if your mind is negative, tight, or suffering - you can't enjoy anything? In this course you'll learn to enjoy daily life by tapping into the beautiful nature of your own mind.  Buddha taught that the actual nature of the mind is clarity - a vast open, clear space that functions to perceive, understand, know and create.  You'll learn meditation techniques to manifest this "blue sky" like nature of your mind so that you can relax and enjoy the peacefulness, warmth and spaciousness that exists within you, all the time.


Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.


Center Cherishing Volunteer Day & Social

Saturday, July 15th, 11am - 2pm • free

A clean environment facilitates a peaceful mind! Join us for a day to cherish the meditation space by volunteering.  We'll clean, dust, reorganize and love up the space so that it's ready for people to enjoy their meditation practice. Volunteering is a great way to meet the community and spend some time socializing too! Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary.  Come for an hour, or stay for all three! Pizza and beverages will be served.


Bliss and Bagels

Saturday, July 22nd & Saturday, August 19th • 10am - 11am • $15/class (included in membership)

with Resident Teacher, John Baker

A pair of drop-in classes on learning to cultivate your powers of concentration!  Learn what concentration is and how to train in it.  Concentration allows the body and mind to become peaceful, relaxed and supple.  After class enjoy bagels, coffee and conversation. Each class is self contained on a unique aspect of concentration. Come for one class or enjoy them both!


Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.




US Festival: Living in the Pure Land of Compassion

Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

and Teachings on Universal Compassion

with Deputy Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

June 23rd - 28th at the Kadampa World Peace Temple in Glen Spey, NY

bottom of page