Monday Evening Class
Series premiere nov 21

The 4 Noble Truths of a Spiritual Life

In-Person ONLY

What to Expect

Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center LA

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

Through his clear presentation and heartfelt teachings, he is able to help students easily integrate Buddha’s timeless teachings into our modern world, in a way that makes everyday life joyful and meaningful.

by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Essential insights
When we open this remarkable book and look at the contents, one of the first things we notice is the phrase 'essential insights’ - Essential Insights into The Three Principal Aspects of the Path to Enlightenment, Essential Insights into the Avalokiteshvara Sadhana.

From this we understand that this book offers a very personal explanation from the author's heart - his own personal insights into these profound practices derived from the Ganden Emanation Scripture.

And we feel extremely fortunate - privileged - to receive such a priceless gift from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche's compassionate heart.

Deep experience
Based on his deep experience gained from a lifetime spent in meditation, and inspired by the unsurpassed teachings of Je Tsongkhapa and the oral instructions of the Ganden Emanation Scripture, Venerable Geshe-la gives personal advice from his heart on how to make our human life meaningful, how to be happy all the time and to solve our daily problems of anger, uncontrolled desire, ignorance and so forth.

What are the additions?

In the second edition of the book Venerable Geshe-la added some further explanations at various places. These reveal deep insights from Venerable Geshe-la's heart and are indispensable for gaining a clear and profound understanding of this remarkable book, and the ability to apply it in contemplation and meditation.

Venerable Geshe-la transmitted the oral lineage of these additions directly to Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, and they in turn transmitted them publicly at the Fall Festival 2019.

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: