Foundation Program

A new Foundation Program will begin in February 2019.

The class will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm

The current FP class will become the Teacher Training Program.

Stay tuned for more details.

currently: Studying Joyful Path of Good Fortune

with Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Lingpur


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 fulfill this potential we need to know what to do along every stage of our spiritual journey. With this book, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 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.

Class meets on Sundays

at 1-2:30pm and 3-4:30pm with occasional breaks.

Cost of Foundation Program:
The monthly fees are year-round and there are two levels of payments to choose from:

Temple PATRON ($75)
With our Temple Patron Plan - attend as many GP (General Program) and Neighborhood classes as you like, FP (Foundation Program) classes if enrolled, as well as on-site preliminary guide retreats. 50% off other KMC Arizona courses excluding guest teachers, away events & fundraisers, and receive (1) one bonus punch card per year. To become a member, please print this FORM and return it to KMC Arizona. 

Temple BENEFACTOR ($125)
With our Temple Benefactor Plan - attend as many GP (General Program) classes as you like, FP (Foundation Program) classes if enrolled, as well as on-site preliminary guide retreats, and other KMC Arizona courses for free excluding guest teachers, away events & fundraisers. Also, receive (2) two free books (January and July), and (1) one bonus punch card per year. To become a member, please print this FORM and return it to KMC Arizona. 

To enroll, please meet with either the EPC (Education Program Coordinator) or the Resident Teacher.

The Foundation Program is a unique structured study program that enables us to gain deeper understanding and experience of Buddhist teachings and to develop a regular meditation practice. It is ideal for those who have a general understanding of Buddhism but who wish to learn more. We have regular term breaks and a longer break in the summer. Students are requested to enroll for a section of the text and commit to attend all the classes.

Why a Buddhist Study Program?

Buddhism teaches that to find lasting happiness and meaning in our lives we need to follow a spiritual path. To follow this path it is important to have a close connection with a qualified Teacher who can give us personal advice and encouragement, to listen to pure Dharma teachings, and to belong to a strong spiritual community. These enable us to penetrate deeply into the meaning of Buddha's teachings, to maintain a daily meditation practice that is both focused and powerful, and to make genuine spiritual progress.


A Unique Program

Through regular teachings and meditation, systematic study and group discussion the Foundation Program offers this spiritual support. In essence it is the same training followed by spiritual practitioners in an unbroken lineage dating back to Buddha Shakyamuni. Its special quality is that we can gain authentic experience without abandoning our modern lifestyle. By studying on this program we will gain great confidence in meditation - from basic techniques for overcoming our everyday problems, to practices leading to unsurpassed happiness and permanent inner peace.

To find out more please contact the Education Program Coordinator: (520) 441-1617 or

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