Sundays | 11:15am-12:30pm
with American Buddhist Monk Gen Kelsang Rigpa
When seen from a different perspective, these experiences offer a unique opportunity to deepen our practice of mind-training, opening the door to personal growth.
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.
Health & Saftey
- Masks optional
- Moderate spacing between seats in meditation room
- Air purifiers + HVAC filtration + fresh air flow
No Livestream Classes
- All Center classes are in-person only.
- For recent changes to 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: