What is the Difference Between General Program Meditation Classes and Foundation Program?

General Program (GP) classes are designed to provide varying topics of Kadam Dharma to give students a general experience of Buddhism. They are drop-in classes designed so you can come and go as you wish without a commitment. Foundation Progam (FP) classes are structured to provide continual teachings from one book until it is complete. It is a study program where students commit to come to each class, engage in longer meditations (30 minutes), actively interact in discussion with fellow students, and study outside of class. There is a monthly membership fee of $65, which allows you to attend unlimited GP classes and in-depth retreats as well.


Being an FP student means that you practice taking the Dharma to heart by applying it in daily activities. It also means being a part of the Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington community. The Center runs on volunteers. FP students have the opportunity to contribute by volunteering in some way. FP will be Sunday from 4-7:30pm: the first session 4-5:30pm with a

30-minute dinner break and second session 6-7:30pm.

Please contact epc@meditationinbloomington.org if you are interested. 

Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington


406 S. Walnut Street

Bloomington, IN 47401

Across from the Chocolate Moose


Free parking (including disabled) available on the Smith Avenue side of the building


(812) 318-1236


Bookstore/Open Hours:

30 minutes before or after any class

Mondays 1-4pm

Tuesdays 10am - 1pm

Friday 12-3pm

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