The Foundation Program is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding and experience of Kadampa Buddhism through a systematic study of six texts by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Joining a structured study program of Buddha’s teachings brings great benefits: developing a good heart, improving wisdom, and enhancing cherishing of others all come from going deeper into study and meditation practice. Read more about the texts studied and benefits on our website.

How to join:
*Enrollment and regular attendance are required. Starting study at the beginning of a book or section of a book is advised. The monthly membership cost for the program is $80 and allows many discounts on other courses at the temple. Email for more information.

Universal Compassion

The Evening Foundation Program (EFP) meets once per week on Sundays, 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm. Rob Lutz is the teacher for EFP and has taught at KMCWA for many years. The class is starting a new book, Universal Compassion by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and is scheduled to begin on Jan 16th 2022.

Email for more information.


Great Treasury of Merit book

Gen Rinzin, Resident Teacher

The Teacher Training Program is designed for those who want to train as a qualified Kadampa Teacher. In addition to completing the study of fourteen texts of Sutra and Tantra, including the six texts studied on the Foundation Program, students are required to observe certain commitments with regard to behavior and way of life, and to complete a number of meditation retreats each year. Read more about the texts studied and benefits here.

*Teacher Training Program is not a drop-in program and enrollment is required. Students must have received Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments within the New Kadampa Tradition for studying a number of the books on the program. Email for more information.