The Foundation Program (FP) is one of the three levels of study in Kadampa Buddhism, and is for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding and experience of Buddhism. The program offers systematic study, discussion, and meditation practice. These are based on six Kadampa Buddhist texts written by the Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

We also offer FP on Tuesdays in Wicker Park.



Sundays, 4pm - 8pm
September through June, with occasional breaks

CURRENTLY ON BREAK, this class will resume February 3



Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago in Oak Park
13 Harrison St., Oak Park, IL 60304



$80 per month, year-round
Pre-registration required. Please contact us for more information.





Joyful Path of Good Fortune front cover

Joyful Path of Good Fortune

A clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. 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. This is a perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.