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Bringing modern Kadampa Buddhism to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and the surrounding communities.

This special presentation of Buddha's teachings for the modern world is open to everyone.

Welcome to Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center

A message from Resident Teacher, Kelsang Chondzin

Dear KBKBC Harrisburg Community,

We have an important change happening at KBKBC Harrisburg!  As with other NKT Centers around the world, we are transitioning back to in-person classes only, beginning September 1st (see exceptions below).

The following classes are currently being offered:

  • General Program: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. In-Person classes only. See below the topics for the September Series.
  • Foundation Program: Mondays 4:30-6:30pm. In-Person, with a correspondence option of livestream/recordings based on need. Registration is required to attend this Program.
  • Teacher Training Program: Sundays 1:30pm-4:00pm. In-Person, with a correspondence option of recordings based on need. Registration is required to attend this Program.

Having a spiritual community is essential in Buddhist practice. Our like-minded spiritual friends help us strengthen our practice and grow on the spiritual path. We look forward to seeing you soon here at KBKBC Harrisburg.

With love and prayers,

Resident Teacher, Kelsang Chondzin


General Program

The General Program (GP) is taught at every center for Modern Kadampa Buddhism and is an ideal starting point for those interested to find out more about the practical application of Buddhism and meditation to modern life.  All of our classes are part of the General Program (GP), which is our signature meditation class, perfect for beginners and experienced meditators alike. Topics vary from class to class and include how to overcome anger, how to increase love and compassion, and how to apply Buddha's teachings to daily life.


February GP Class Series:

  • The week of 2/5/23 - Learning to Cherish Others
  • The week of 2/12/23 - Enhancing Cherishing Love
  • The week of 2/19/23 - Increasing Compassion
  • The week of 2/26/23 - Whose Fault Is It? Letting Go of the Past

Foundation Program

Eight Steps to Happiness with Resident Teacher, Kelsang Chondzin

This Foundation Class is for people who need to livestream or wish to join in-person at the Center.  8 Steps is for everybody!  The Foundation Program class is held Mondays from 5:30pm-7:30 pm.  This class is currently studying Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - a wonderful book on how to live life with love.  Systematic study of one book has great benefits.  Attend in person or online live streamed.  This is a class with commitments. Call 717-412-1524 for details.

February Events

Making Your Love Universal

Half day course, Saturday February 11, 2023

11:00AM - 1:30PM

We are approaching Valentine's Day when everyone is focused on romantic love. Some of us will have a partner we are happy with; some of us will not. We need to broaden our scope of love to include more people - make it more universal. There is plenty of love to go around, we just need to open to it. We need never be lonely as we open our heart to greater love.


Kadampa Festivals 2023

Every year the New Kadampa Tradition organizes three International Festivals of modern Kadampa Buddhism taught by senior Teachers.  Visit the Kadampa Festivals site for more information.




The Precious Conch shell symbolizes the Dharma Jewel, encouraging us to listen to precious Dharma teachings and contemplate and meditate on their meaning.


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The Precious Dharma Wheel encourages us to benefit others by turning the Wheel of Dharma, that is, by giving Dharma teachings. This is our final goal.


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