Study Program

Join a Study Program!

When you join a study program, you become a supporter of KMC Austin (this means the weekly drop-in classes are free for you and there are other discounts). Our in-depth study program requires enrollment and attendance every week. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please email


Kadampa Meditation Center Austin
1918 Bissel Lane
Austin, TX, 78745 

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Foundation Program (FP)

Our book: Joyful Path of Good Fortune

Class times: Sundays 3 - 5:30pm

Foundation Program (FP) offers a structured and thorough approach to learning modern Buddhism and taking meditation to a deeper level. The program works like this:

  • Study one book at a time, going through each section slowly
  • Meditate each week on what we studied the previous week
  • Discuss in pairs, as well as a group, to share and learn from each other.

Time to switch it up?

If you have been coming to drop-in meditation classes for a while and want to take your practice to the next level, Foundation Program could be your next step.

Open enrollment is now! Reach out if you have any questions.

About the book

Joyful Path of Good Fortune

We are studying is called Joyful Path of Good Fortune, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. It is clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire Buddhist 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.

How do I join a study program class?

Contact if you are interested in joining a Study Program. To join a Study Program, you will enroll in the appropriate membership level. Please see supporter page to learn more about membership levels and costs. 

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Our resident teacher

Noreen Flack

Noreen has studied and practiced Kadam Dharma under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for nearly 30 years. She spent much of her practice and training at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington in Seattle and has taught both beginner and advanced meditators alike how to take Buddha’s teachings to heart. She is well loved for her teachings that combine sincerity, humor and countless examples of how to apply Dharma to family and work life.

KMC Austin

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Phone: (512) 916-4444

1918 Bissel Lane
Austin, TX, 78745 U.S.


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KMC Austin is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit & member of the New Kadampa Tradition—International Kadampa Buddhist Union