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Introduction to Foundation Program Class

  • Kadampa Meditation Center Texas-Dallas 1875 Laws Street Dallas, TX, 75202 United States (map)
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In this introductory class, you will learn about the purpose and benefits of the Foundation Program, the structure and commitments of the class, and receive an overview of the book currently being studied. Anyone interested in learning more about the Foundation Program is welcome to attend!

A Unique Study Program

Foundation Program gives you the opportunity to engage in a structured study and meditation program on the essential teachings of the Buddhist spiritual path right here at KMC Texas.

The purpose of the Foundation Program is to provide a systematic presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable people to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism. It consists of regular teachings and meditation, systematic study, and group discussion. In this way we can gain authentic experience of the Dharma while still maintaining our contemporary lifestyle.

By studying on this program we shall gain great confidence in meditation – from basic techniques for overcoming our everyday problems to practices leading to unsurpassed happiness and permanent inner peace. Warm friendships develop as students inspire each other, sharing insights and experiences of the spiritual path. In this way we are able to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Buddha’s teachings, maintain a daily meditation practice that is both focused and powerful, and make genuine spiritual progress.



Gen Kelsang Menla was ordained as a Kadampa Buddhist monk in 2001 and has taught Kadampa Buddhism since that time. Gen Menla has also completed temple renovation projects in Baltimore, Albuquerque and our own temple here in Dallas. He brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation

Upcoming Book


Practical instructions showing how to transform even the most difficult daily life experiences into opportunities for spiritual growth through developing and enhancing minds of universal love and compassion.

Learn more about this book at:

If you are interested in Foundation Program, come to the Feb 18 intro class or drop in to a class at any time. 

Cost of the Class


$50 | Monthly
By becoming an ongoing monthly Basic Member at $50  you have the opportunity to be apart of Foundation Program or Teacher Training Program. To become a member click here!

Earlier Event: February 17
Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness
Later Event: February 19
Healing Body and Mind: A Special Series