Saturday Meditation Workshops and Retreats

held at KMC Los Angeles in Los Feliz


Meditation, exercise & purification of Negativity

Confession Buddha Retreat

Saturday, November 18th · 10am-3:30pm
with Guest Teacher, Kadam Rebecca Gauthier

REGISTER NOW$30 / 50% Members Level 2 | Free for Members Level 3 & 4

Does it feel like no matter how hard you try you can’t develop and maintain a positive and happy state of mind? Under the influence of our uncontrolled mental habits, we have created a great deal of negative karma, and as a result, we now experience many difficulties and mental suffering.

No matter how unruly our mind may be, there is definitely a pathway to find peace. We have the opportunity to purify our mind completely by engaging in this ancient purification practice.

This powerful purification practice is called the Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps, also known as The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls. In this practice, we visualize the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas and practice purification in their presence. Through the power of their blessings and prayers, we can swiftly purify even the heaviest negative actions.

In this special course, you’ll learn the meaning of the practice, the powerful purifying ability of the 35 Confession Buddhas, and gain the confidence to engage in this practice on your own.

In this course you will learn:
How to engage in physical, verbal and mental prostrations
– An ancient purification technique practiced by millions of Buddhists worldwide
– The importance of purification practice for our daily happiness

*Please wear comfortable clothing for this course!


10am-11:30am        Explanation of the Practice
12-1pm                     Explanation of the Practice & Prostration Tutorial
1-2pm                       Vegetarian Lunch ($7.50)
2:30-3:30pm          Engaging in the Practice with Guided Meditation

Kadam Rebecca Gauthier
Kadam Rebecca Gauthier, a lay practitioner, has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance for over twenty years. Her heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through her kindness, humility, and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Kadam Rebecca provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.

Detox the Mind

Saturday, January 6 · 9am-1pm
Peace of Mind Silent Retreat
with Meditation Teacher Alessandra Shulman

Although we are more digitally connected than ever, we are increasingly disconnected from our peace of mind. In this day of guided meditation and recommended silence, you will find the space and time to truly de-stress, disconnect from digital life and reconnect with inner peace and contentment.


It is recommended to attend the retreat in its entirety. Each session is guided and will include some teaching on the topic and some guided meditation.

Session 1: 9am-10am 
Session 2: 10:30-11:30am
Session 3: 12-1pm

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: