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Go deeper into your spiritual practice.

The Foundation Program

These classes are available via streaming or by correspondence for those with extenuating circumstances. 


2 sessions w/break. Attend first day free on trial basis

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A Unique Study Program

The Foundation Program (FP) is designed for students who have gained a basic understanding of Kadampa Buddhist practice and are interested in pursuing a formalized and committed study program. The Foundation Program gives you the opportunity to engage in a structured study and meditation program on the essential teachings of Mahayana Buddhism.

The Class Structure

The class begins with chanted prayers and guided meditation. The teacher then reads from the book while giving commentary to the text. Students then divide into pairs to discuss the material. The teacher and students conclude by deciding what to meditate on in the next class and how to practice during the coming week.


The Teacher
Gen Kelsang Lingpur is the principal teacher at KMC Arizona, a senior disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who has been practicing for over 28 years.  Her exuberant energy and delight in teaching are an inspiring example for people on the spiritual path.

The Cost

The cost is $75 a month. This also includes free admission to General Program Classes, retreats and workshops. 

To find out more about the Foundation Program and how you can join, contact

Books Studied
The purpose of the Foundation Program is to provide a systematic presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism.

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