10 Day Meditation Challenge

Make 2023 a meaningful year through the power of your spiritual practice


Daily Sessions, January 1-15



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Why Meditate?

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

Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU. He is also the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center LA. 

Kadampa Meditation

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.

Venue
Community
Health & Saftey
  • Masks optional
  • Moderate spacing between seats in meditation room
  • Air purifiers + HVAC filtration + fresh air flow
No Livestream Classes
Kadampa Meditation Center LA

4953 Franklin Ave Los Angeles, CA 
Free street parking is available

About 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.

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.

About Our Community

Attending class, chatting in the courtyard or even trying a volunteer role are great ways to experience the benefits of a service oriented 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:

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Video Replays

48 hr video replay
Available five minutes after event ends

Masks Required

Moderate spacing between seats
Air purifiers + Fresh airflow

Getting Here

Address: 4953 Franklin Ave.
Neighborhood: Los Feliz
Parking: Street parking

Community Involvement

Moderate spacing between seats
Air purifiers + Fresh air flow