Thursday Foundation Program

 Thursday Foundation Program


If you’ve been regularly attending weekly classes and retreats at AKBC for some time, joining Foundation Program (FP) might be the next step in deepening your experience of Kadampa Buddhism. The program is based on a committed and systematic study Kadampa Buddhist texts written by our founder Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. We will be studying Universal Compassion.

Students make a commitment to come to each class (to the very best of their ability) while studying a particular text. In each class we engage in longer meditations, actively interact with fellow students during discussion, and study and read outside of class.

By applying consistent effort in this way, we naturally build our confidence and ability to apply Dharma in daily life, create strong connections with our community of friends, and joyfully make progress on our spiritual journey.

Cost and Benefits
$65/month for FP classes, plus:
• Unlimited General Program classes
• Unlimited Foundation Retreats
• Discounts on Mini and Full Day Retreats

For more information please email us at to inquire about specifics of joining in FP.

Taught by Gen Kelsang Tsoglam, Resident Teacher at AKBC and close disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. She has been practicing and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for 18 years. She brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.