Our first Evening of Benefit and Bliss since before the pandemic will be on June 4 (Geshe-la’s birthday!). Guests will enjoy mocktails in the courtyard, entertainment, a sit-down dinner in the meditation hall, a silent auction, a raffle, and of course the company of Kadampa friends. 

Study Program Donations for the Silent Auction

FP and TTP classes usually sponsor a silent auction item. 

How it works: 

  1. You donate money for basket items
  2. A kind Sangha friend will create an auction gift basket using the total funds donated by your class
  3. At the event, guests bid on the items. The highest bidder takes it home, with proceeds added to the fundraising total.

Click below to donate to your class’s silent auction gift basket


Other Donations

To make this event special, some Sangha friends have donated goods and services.


Photographer -  headshot session

Massage therapist - 60-minute massage

Artist – painting

Pianist – three lessons

If you’d like to donate something special for silent auction or raffle, click here to email the Benefit and Bliss auction coordinator.


About Our Community

Everyone is welcome

Community is important to us. The way of being at the Center exemplifies how Kadampa Buddhist practices and modern life go hand in hand. We integrate the teachings we receive into the activities and dialogue that make up our Center life. It feels simple, harmonious and easy to enjoy your inner and outer environment.

Our Founder and Spiritual Teacher Geshe Kelsang Gyatso often says, "everyone welcome!" Yes, everyone is welcome to join the Center, its classes, events and practices regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender and so on. We know that everyone benefits from Buddha's teachings and we're delighted to have our doors open to help make that happen.

Did you know that all our classes and events are run by a volunteer team of 60+?! Check out the video below:

Kadampa Meditation Center LA

4953 Franklin Ave.

Getting to the Center

Getting to the Center is simple. We're on the corner of Franklin Ave and Kenmore in the neighborhood of Los Feliz. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods, usually within a block or two of the Center's front door.