Benefits of Foundation Program

There are many benefits to joining the Foundation Program, namely:

  • Increased personal insight, wisdom and experience of Dharma (Buddha’s teachings)
  • Studying and meditating more effectively following a specially-designed program and qualified meditation teacher
  • An opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  • Help, support and friendship from like-minded people
  • Gaining the ability to integrate Buddha’s instructions into busy modern life.

Foundation Program has many benefits and is not a drop-in class.  Enrollment is required and we ask that everyone who enrolls:

  • has a sincere personal commitment to try to attend each class,
  • will commit to at least 3 months after trying one or two classes.

FP students enrollment offers all the benefits of being a KMC Madison Member.  These personal commitments combined with the special structure of the class enable us to take the most from our efforts to improve the quality of our mind and realize our full potential.

The program consists of a dynamic combination of teachings, meditation and discussion, all of which enable us to go deeper into the layers of meaning within each book that we study.  All of this helps us to make real progress along our spiritual path.  Each class consists of preliminary prayers, guided meditation and reading from the book with commentary and discussion.

For more information about the Foundation Program from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, click HERE

Watch a video of the benefits of this program run by another Kadampa Center in New York


About Joyful Path of Good Fortune by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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. Following these practical instructions, we will come to experience for ourselves the joy that arises from making progress on a clear and structured path that leads to full enlightenment.


If you have questions about joining foundation program, please e-mail our Education Program Coordinator at or call 608-661-3211.

Kadampa Meditation Center Madison

Year at a Glance




Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays June 5-28 12:00-12:30 PM

Stress Factor Zero: Stress Buster Meditation Series | Thursdays June 6-20 7:00-8:00 PM

New! Sunday Morning Series: The Confidence to Change | Sundays June 9-30 10:00-11:30 AM (No Class June 2)

Meditation for Kids | Sundays June 9-30 10:00-11:30 AM

Creating the Life You Want Part 2: Awakening Our Pure Potential | Saturday, June 22  10:00 AM-1:00 PM


Save the Date!

KMC Madison Fall Fair and Yard Sale | Saturday, August 31 9:00 AM-5:00 PM



Starting in 2019

Classes in Milwaukee | New! Series starts September 9, 2019 - Sign up for details and updates!

Fall International Festival at International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon, USA  | September 27-October 3