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Introduction to Foundation Program

If you are interested in joining a study program, or just want to find out more about it, please contact our Foundation Program Coordinator

About the Class:

If you have been attending General Program classes and are ready for more, you might enjoy the Foundation Program (FP). The next step in deepening your practical experience of Buddha’s teachings, FP is a second-tier study program that studies one Buddhist text at a time in a systematic way.

Foundation Program classes include guided in-depth meditations, commentary to the text, chanted prayers, discussion, and the company of spiritual friends.

To review the transcript of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso intention in introducing this program: Wishfulfilling Jewels for Dharma Practitioners

About the Author:

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 22 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist centers and groups throughout the world.










For those who would like to review the Class with consideration for joining. Contact 

Meeting Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 pm to 9 pm
Location: Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center

156 Newtown Road
Suite A2
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Please Note: The Center is located in Newtown Professional Park, next to ECPI. Keajra Center has ample parking.
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Chogden is an American Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland. Gen Chogden has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for over 18 years under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who gave her the title “Gen” indicating that she is a senior ordained teacher of the Kadampa Tradition.

Gen Chogden’s compassionate activities of teaching, guiding, and inspiring those around her are the result of her deep faith, clear wisdom, and heartfelt concern for others that brings true sincerity and humility to her life as a spiritual teacher.

Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through her gentle and joyful approach and her peaceful example, she has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.

Cost: Students enroll by becoming Foundation Members.