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 Heart Jewel by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Studying Heart Jewel is a wonderful way to strengthen or start a daily meditation practice. This essential practice of Kadampa Buddhism will come alive for us and we will make a life-changing connection with our spiritual guide in all his emanations. 
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.