NOV 15 7PM Intro Talk with Gen Rigpa 

Special Close Retreat

NOVEMBER 15 - December 7

Collecting 100,000 Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka mantras

with Gen Kelsang RIgpa
At Home or in Upper Meditation Hall at KMC LA

Gen Rigpa will guide this special close retreat following the oral instructions transmitted directly from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche to Gen-la Dekyong as shared at the International NKT Spring Festival 2022 in Málaga. Together in this very powerful and blessed close retreat, we will draw closer and closer to our root Guru, and create very powerful actions that will cause Kadam Dharma to flourish in our hearts and throughout the world. There is no better offering to repay our Guru’s kindness.


SPRING FESTIVAL, 2022 - Malaga, Spain
Kadampa’s have gathered together from over 50 countries, like many small streams and rivers flowing into an ocean.
Singing together in the temple has really embodied the joy that people are feeling being together again as an international community. It is wonderful to see the temple literally overflowing with people and to fill the temple right up to the golden lantern with the sound of prayers. As Gen-la Dekyong taught us, by deepening our faith in Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka, our root Guru, we can become his emanations, helping to flourish Kadam Dhama throughout the world.

Health & Saftey
  • Sessions will be held in the 2nd Floor Meditation Room
  • Masks optional
  • Moderate spacing between seats in meditation room
  • Air purifiers + HVAC filtration
No Livestream Sessions
Kadampa Meditation Center LA

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

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 the VenueKadampa Meditation Center LA

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?