Intro to buddhism

with Buddhist Teacher Sue Darling

Sunday Mornings
10:00-10:45am


Prayers for World Peace is a free meditation class that gives us the chance to develop a warm and loving heart. Classes include a guided meditation, a talk and inspiring prayers for world peace.

Everyone is welcome. This class is FREE.

What to Expect

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Sue Darling

Sue Darling is a Kadampa Buddhist Teacher. She has been studying for over 25 years under the guidance and wisdom of Venerable Geshe Keslang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Sue’s approach to teaching is heartfelt, patient, and skillful. She inspires everyone in her class to reach their potential through taking the teachings of Buddha deep to heart.

Venue

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

Health & Safety
  • 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
  • 48 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: