PORTUGAL NIGHT

Series Premiere and Portugal Themed Party

Friday, April 8
7:00PM Talk given by Gen Rigpa
8:15PM Portugal themed party


In 2013, thousands of students and disciples of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche traveled from around the world to Cascais, Portugal which was the site of the International Kadampa Fall Festival. During the Festival, Venerable Geshe-la gave profound teachings that have since been cherished dearly by sincere Kadampa practitioners.

In this special event, Gen Rigpa will offer a special perspective on the historical Portugal teachings as well as reveal four unique events that will give each of us the chance to re-live the experience and receive a special oral transmission of the teachings given to us by our founder, Venerable Geshe-la.

After the talk, we will enjoy a Portugal-themed party, with food, non-alcoholic drinks, music, and more!

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Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition & International Temples Project

Since 1977, when he accepted an invitation to become Resident Teacher at Manjushri Centre in the UK, he has given thousands of teachings, composed twenty-three widely acclaimed books on Buddhism and meditation, established over 1,300 meditation centers, trained hundreds of qualified Teachers and developed practical study and meditation programs to suit the needs of the modern world.

Venerable Geshe-la's last public Teaching was held in Portugal during the 2013 International Fall Festival. During the event, he gave four teachings which included a special blessing transmission of four profound teachings that will greatly influence the curriculum here at KMC LA during the year.

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Gen Kelsang Rigpa
Resident Teacher at KMC LA and National Spiritual Director of the Western US
Gen Kelsang Rigpa

During the 2013 International Kadampa Fall Festival in Portugal, Gen Kelsang Rigpa, our kind Resident Teacher, was asked to guide the Festival review sessions. In essence, Gen Rigpa was asked to give the essential points from the Teachings given by Venerable Geshe-la. 

This year at KMC LA, Gen Rigpa will offer four events that will re-transmit the powerful blessings and teachings given to us by Venerable Geshe-la during the Festival. These special events will be revealed during Portugal Night!

Venue

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

COVID Protocol
  • Masks optional
  • Moderate spacing between seats in meditation room
  • Air purifiers + HVAC filtration + fresh air flow
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. Learn more
Livestream Info
  • This class is available livestream
  • Register to receive the class link
  • 72 hour video replay is available five minutes after the class ends
Venue

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

COVID Protocol
  • Masks required indoors
  • Moderate spacing between seats in meditation room
  • Air purifiers + HVAC filtration + fresh air flow
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. Learn more
Livestream Info
  • This class is available livestream
  • Register to receive the class link
  • 48 hour video replay is available five minutes after the class ends
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Kadampa Meditation Center LA

4953 Franklin Ave.

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.

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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: