The 10 Day Meditation Challenge
Not sure how to go about meditating on your own or find it tough to fit meditation into your busy daily life? That’s ok!
The Meditation Challenge was designed to help grow our capacity and experience of meditation. If you've made a resolve to improve at meditation or be more consistent in the new year, the 10 Day Challenge is the best way to start.
By taking the Challenge you will have the chance to meditate and listen to instructions and practical advice from various Teachers every day while being fully supported by our Center!
Commit to meditation 10 of 15 days between January 1 and January 16
Browse the 30+ classes and retreat sessions available to you and decide which you will attend to complete the Challenge. All classes are available both in person at the Center or through livestream. Video replays do not count towards completing the Challenge.
Everyone around you meditates, or talks about how great meditation is for reducing stress, improving sleep and helping you to reach your highest potential!
Buddha explained that we can become authentically happier by cultivating inner peace through the practice of meditation.
By meditating every day, we can deepen and stabilize our experience of inner peace until we are in touch with it all the time, in and out of meditation.
Advice from Gen Rigpa
The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful.
If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.
If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances.
Kadampa Meditation Center LA
4953 Franklin Ave Los Angeles, CA
Free street parking is available
Getting to the Center
- Masks are required to attend class
- Moderate spacing between seats
- Air purifiers + Fresh airflow
Kadampa Meditation Center LA
Originally a church built in 1937, KMC Los Angeles offers prime visibility on a busy east-west thoroughfare in a popular, trendy section of LA. The Meditation Hall features 25-foot high, vaulted, original wood ceilings, stained glass and seating for 250 people, including a balcony area. There is a small house on the property with three residents, and the second floor of the Temple, behind the balcony, is currently being renovated to accommodate four more residents.
KMC Los Angeles is located in a beautiful, dynamic neighborhood, walking distance from cafes and coffee shops, hiking distance from Griffith Park Observatory, and a short drive to iconic beaches, scenic hikes and the famed Hollywood Boulevard.
Address: 4953 Franklin Ave.
Neighborhood: Los Feliz
Parking: Street parking
Everyone is welcome
Welcome to the Community
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: