Resident Teacher Joe Gauthier

Joe Gauthier is a Buddhist teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition. He is the Resident Teacher at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center in Davenport, Iowa. Joe has been a Kadampa student and practitioner for over 25 years and has been in the Kadampa Teacher Training Program (TTP) for over 15 years.  He has studied and taught in several locations throughout the world, including Manjushri Centre in England and at Buddhist Centers in Taiwan, Holland and Madison, Wisconsin. Joe is known and loved by his students for his sincere faith in Buddhadharma, his extensive knowledge of the teachings and his ability to put Dharma in the context of everyday life.

Julia Velazquez

Julia has been studying on the Foundation Program and teaching in Iowa for a few years. Her experience of integrating meditation into her daily life makes her a warm hearted and sincere teacher.

Karen Miranda

Karen has been studying, practicing, and teaching Kadam Dharma for many years now. She is known for her good example, deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, and dedication to her students.



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301 E 2nd St (Peterson Paper Building)
Davenport, IA 528011


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