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In-depth study to increase our understanding and experience of Dharma.


“If we want true, lasting happiness we need to develop and maintain a special experience of inner peace. The only way to do this is to train our mind through spiritual practice.“

- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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Foundation Program

Thursdays • 7 - 8:30pm
Taught by Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Chogyop

For students who wish to deepen their study of Buddha’s teachings, KMC PHL offers Foundation Program (FP). Foundation Program students have the opportunity to study Buddhist texts in great detail with an experienced teacher, engage in one on one and group discussion, and ask questions. The Foundation Program is currently studying the text, Universal Compassion, Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Students are welcome to join the Foundation Program at any time. Everyone is welcome.

If you are interested in Foundation Program or have any questions, please contact the Education Program Coordinator at:

In person and livestream via ZOOM

Teacher Training Program

Sundays & Mondays • 7 - 9pm
Taught by Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Chogyop

The purpose of the Teacher Training Program (TTP) is to provide an extensive presentation of Mahayana Buddhism, to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism, and to train as qualified New Kadampa Tradition Teachers.

The program comprises twelve subjects, based on Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings and the corresponding commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The Teacher Training Program takes approximately twelve years to complete. Teacher Training students also make a commitment to engage in annual retreats and participate in weekly pujas (prayers).

TTP is currently studying Tantric Grounds and Paths by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. As this book is a Tantric text, students must have had a Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment from the New Kadampa Tradition in order to study it.

If you are interested in joining a formal study program, please contact the Education Program Coordinator at:

In person and livestream via ZOOM