Foundation Program is a weekly study program combining teachings, meditation and discussion. FP enables us to gain deeper understanding and experience of Buddhist teachings while connecting with a spiritual community. It is ideal for those who have an introductory understanding of Buddhism and wish to learn more.

KMC SD Foundation Program
We are studying Joyful Path of Good Fortune by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, a clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for the growth of good qualities, but to fulfil this potential we need to know what to do along every stage of our spiritual journey. With this book, Geshe Kelsang offers us step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness. With extraordinary clarity, he presents all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they are to be practiced, enriching his explanation with stories and illuminating analogies. This is a perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.
The oral transmission of the book combined with guided meditations and discussion, will build our confidence to apply Dharma in daily life. By doing this consistently, we will joyfully turn our initial insights into actual realizations of Dharma. Most of all, by building a connection with the teachings and spiritual friends, Foundation Program is the perfect way to enjoy a spiritual community.
Currently class is held on Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm but studying through correspondence (MP3 download) is possible. There is a monthly membership of $75 that includes all Foundation Program and General Program classes and Preliminary Retreats.
If you wish to join FP or would like to learn more, please contact us at (619) 230-5852 or [email protected].


About the Teacher:
Led by Gen Lhadron, an American Buddhist nun and resident teacher at KMC San Diego. Gen Lhadron’s sincere teachings are presented with humor and practical examples that make them accessible to everyone. Through her kindness and enthusiasm for meditation practice, she provides an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner for our society. Gen Lhadron has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 2001.