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Offering our Faith

Saturday, June 4
Guided Retreat with Gen Rigpa


On June 4, Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day, we celebrate the 91st birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

In the morning, the retreat will begin with Offering to the Spiritual Guide for long life.

Every day we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, but on this auspicious day, with minds of rejoicing and gratitude, we will offer him our faith through using the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting our Guru’s name mantra in a one-day retreat.

There will be three sessions of retreat using the sadhana The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra and the special request prayer.

SESSION TIMES
Session 1 : 9:30-10:45am
Session 2: 11:15-12:30pm

World-renowned meditation master
The Founder of Modern Kadampa Buddhism is Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche,  a world-renowned meditation master who holds the very essence of Buddha’s teachings in his heart.

Venerable Geshe-la transmits this profound wisdom and compassion to the people of the modern world in very practical ways through the extremely accessible methods of modern Kadampa Buddhism, which he introduced.

International Teacher
Venerable Geshe-la is a truly international Teacher who presents Buddha’s teachings in ways that anyone, regardless of nationality, culture, gender or age can easily understand their meaning and apply them to their modern daily life.

Today, many thousands of people around the world are experiencing the immense, practical benefits of applying his life-transforming teachings.

 

Venue

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

COVID Protocol

Masks are optional
Moderate spacing between seats
Air purifiers + Fresh airflow

Community
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
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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: