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

Starting in February 2022 we will begin an in-depth study of the Lamrim (Stages of thePath) meditations as presented in the book New Heart of Wisdom by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. We will focus on strengthening or starting a daily meditation practice.

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 half-day 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.