Offering a Pure Universe: The Practice of Mandala Offerings

with Gen Lhadron

Teaching & Optional Guided Retreat
Saturday, February 12

"It is a remarkable quality of the mind that we first create objects in our imagination and them bring them into our everyday reality." - Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso If we understand the role of imagination, born from an understanding of karma and intention, we can create the self and world we wish to experience through engaging in the practice of mandala offerings.

Learn more about Gen Lhadron

Session Times

10-11:15pm Imagination and Reality
11:45-1pm How to Engage in Mandala Offerings Retreat
2-3:30pm Guided Session #1 
4:15-5:45pm Guided Session #2


Kadampa Meditation Center LA
4953 Franklin Ave Los Angeles, CA 
Free street parking is available

COVID Protocol

Masks are required to attend class
Moderate spacing between seats
Air purifiers + Fresh airflow
Masks Optional Outside


During retreat, those participating help to create a safe and focused space where everyone can dive more deeply into their meditative practice. We are a service oriented community, so please do inquire about helping during the retreat. Learn more

Livestream Info
  • These retreat sessions are available livestream
  • Register to receive the class link
  • 72 hour video replay is available for the retreat sessions five minutes after each respective session
Teacher Bio

Gen Lhadron is an American Buddhist nun who since 2001 has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and practicing Kadampa Buddhism. Gen Lhadron’s sincere teachings are presented with humor and practical examples that make them accessible to everyone. Through her kindness and enthusiasm for meditation practice, she provides an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner for our society. 

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.

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: