Courses and Workshops

Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat

  • Sat, Jun 17 - Fri, Jun 23 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

About This Retreat  We all wish for spiritual realizations, but these depend upon creating certain inner conditions such as purifying negativity, accumulating merit, and receiving blessings. In this retreat we...

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Open House

  • Wed, Jun 21 7:00pm - 8:15pm
  • KMC Hollywood

Open House and Free Meditation! You are warmly invited to an Open House at Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood. Stop by to meet the teachers and community, tour the meditation room,...

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Rest and Reflect: Half Day Silent Meditation Retreat

  • Sat, Jun 24 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • KMC Hollywood

Life can be hectic and overwhelming; it’s easy to be on all the time without ever taking the time to be quiet and enjoy a simple day of rest and...

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Vajrayogini Self Initation

  • Sat, Jul 1 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • KMC Hollywood

** For those with Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments Only Please **

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24-Hour Tara Retreat

  • Fri, Jul 7 - Sat, Jul 8 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

Tara is our Buddha mother, a female wisdom Buddha, and she can assist us in swiftly overcoming our obstacles and developing inner peace and happiness. Every year many Kadampa Buddhists...

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Tranquil Abiding Silent Retreat Intro Talk

  • Fri, Jul 14 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • KMC Hollywood

Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood will offer an opportunity for students to train systematically in improving their concentration. Following this introductory talk, students train independently for 6 weeks. This training will...

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Rest and Reflect: Opening the Heart - 1/2 Day Silent Retreat

  • Sat, Jul 22 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • KMC Hollywood

On this short retreat we will explore meditations and ways of thinking that will evoke a positive shift in our state of mind, benefitting our relationships, and contributing to peace...

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Learn to Meditate in Half a Day

  • Sat, Aug 12 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • KMC Hollywood

In this introductory course designed especially for beginners, you will learn meditation and the Buddhist approach to training the mind. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to...

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Post Summer Festival Retreat

  • Fri, Aug 18 - Sun, Aug 20 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

How to Transform Your Life: A Blissful Journey with Gen Kelsang Lingpur, Resident Teacher of KMC Arizona This retreat will be based on the commentaries to Venerable Geshe-la's latest text,...

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Lake Arrowhead Away Retreat - Transformation Through Compassion: Imagination and Our Highest Potential

  • Thu, Aug 24 - Sun, Aug 27 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

Topic: Taking and Giving In Kadampa Buddhism, breathing meditation is a foundational practice through which we learn to improve our mindfulness and concentration and develop peace and stillness within the...

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Tranquil Abiding Silent Retreat

  • Fri, Sep 1 - Tue, Sep 5 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

Led by Buddhist Teacher Amy Peng

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Puja and Potluck Party - September

  • Sat, Sep 2 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • KMC Hollywood

As an offering to our Temple supporters, we are hosting a puja party. “Puja” is a practice of chanted prayers and meditation associated with a particular Buddha. The evening will...

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Statue Filling Workshop with Gen Kelsang Norbu

  • Fri, Sep 8 - Sun, Sep 10 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

Statue Filling Workshop Creating the Causes for Inner Realizations Friday, September 8​ - Sunday, September 10​ ​with American Buddhist Monk Gen Kelsang Norbu​ Statues of Buddhas are a source of profound blessings for the people of...

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Public Talk - A World Gone Mad: Buddhist Solutions for Fear and Anxiety

  • Mon, Sep 11 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • KMC Hollywood

How does one cope with the uncertainty and instability of our chaotic modern world without getting jaded or living in a constant state of anxiety? In this public talk, Gen...

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Introductory Talk to Foundation Program - Thursday Morning FP

  • Thu, Sep 14 9:30am - 11:30am
  • KMC Hollywood

Thursday Morning Foundation Program Please join us for an introductory talk to find out more about this systematic and specially designed study program, the morning Foundation Program offered at KMC...

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Introductory Talk to Foundation Program - Thursday Evening FP

  • Thu, Sep 14 7:15pm - 9:15pm
  • KMC Hollywood

Thursday Evening Foundation Program Please join us for an introductory talk to find out more about this systematic and specially designed study program, the evening Foundation Program offered at KMC...

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The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra Retreat

  • Sat, Sep 16 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • KMC Hollywood

** For those with HYT Empowerments Only ** Meditating on the 5 Stages  Session Times 8:30-9:30am - Session 1 10:00-11:00am - Session 2 11:30am-12:30pm - Session 3 1:30 -2:30pm -...

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Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat

  • Sat, Sep 23 - Fri, Sep 29 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

Schedule Saturday, September 23rd 9am-10:30am Intro Talk 11:15-12:45pm Session 2 2:00-3:30pm Session 3 4:15-5:45pm Session 4 Sunday, September 24th   TBD Monday, September 25th 7:15-8:45am Session 1 9:30-11:00am Session 2...

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Introductory Talk - Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat

  • Sat, Sep 23 9:00am - 10:30am
  • KMC Hollywood

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Modern Mindfulness - Workshop and Open House

  • Sat, Sep 30 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • KMC Hollywood

Please join us this special workshop (10am-1pm) on Modern Mindfulness and if you wish, stay for our Open House (1:30-3:30pm)  to learn more about our temple and meet members of...

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International Fall Festival

  • Fri, Oct 6 - Thu, Oct 12 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

October 6 - 12 Universal Compassion Blessing empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara and teachings on Universal Compassion with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong Gen-la Kelsang DekyongAt this festival, Gen-la Dekyong will explain the...

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Training in Concentration - Breathing Meditation

  • Sat, Oct 14 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • KMC Hollywood

About the Course:  The specific objective of this course is to understand what concentration is, why it is so important, and to learn how to develop our powers of concentration through...

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Post Fall Festival Retreat

  • Fri, Oct 20 - Sun, Oct 22 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

The Transformative Power of Universal Compassion with Gen Kelsang Rigpa, National Spiritual Director of the Western US, Resident Teacher of KMC Hollywood and KMC California This retreat will be based...

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An Evening of Benefit and Bliss

  • Sat, Oct 28 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • KMC Hollywood

Please join us for our annual fundraising dinner at Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood. Enjoy a festive evening featuring a talk with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa, delicious vegetarian cuisine by...

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International Temples Project Day - Offering to the Spiritual Guide

  • Sat, Nov 4 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • KMC Hollywood

On the first Saturday in November Kadampa centers worldwide celebrate the International Temples Project. We will be celebrating this special occasion with an Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja from 10:00am-12:00pm. Everyone is welcome. Please...

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Open House - November

  • Wed, Nov 8 7:00pm - 8:15pm
  • KMC Hollywood

Open House and Free Meditation! You are warmly invited to an Open House at Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood. Stop by to meet the teachers and community, tour the meditation room,...

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Vajrayogini Self Initiation

  • Sat, Nov 11 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • KMC Hollywood

**For those with HYT Empowerments only please**

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Walk for World Peace

  • Sun, Nov 19 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

Who: You, your friends and family are invited to participate in Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood's Fourth Annual Walk for World Peace Los Angeles. Kadampa Meditation Centers Hollywood & California are...

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Taming the Wild Elephant Mind: Special Thanksgiving Course with Gen-la Jampa

  • Fri, Nov 24 - Sun, Nov 26 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

Taming the Wild Elephant Mind: Special Thanksgiving Course with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy spiritual director of the NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher of KMC Texas

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Vajrasattva Purification Retreat

  • Fri, Dec 1 - Wed, Dec 6 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

Friday, December 1 7:15-8:45pm Session 1 Saturday, December 2 9:00-10:30am Intro Talk 11:15-12:45pm Session 2 2:00-3:30pm Session 3 4:15-5:45pm Session 4 Sunday, December 3 TBD Monday, December 4  7:15-8:45am Session 1...

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The Blessing Empowerment of Amitayus

  • Fri, Dec 8 - Sat, Dec 9 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

On this special weekend course, Gen Kelsang Rigpa will grant the empowerment of Buddha Amitayus and give teachings on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's Long Life Prayer. Gen Rigpa will also explain how to engage...

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Amitayus Retreat

  • Sat, Dec 16 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

About this Retreat: This retreat is for those who have received an Amitayus Empowerment. Deepen your understanding and experience of this precious long life practice and increase in your life...

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Alternative New Year's Eve Celebration

  • Sun, Dec 31 12:00am
  • KMC Hollywood

Join a group of like-minded individuals for our annual New Year‘s Eve celebration! Ring in the New Year in a meaningful and positive way, with compassion and beneficial intentions! We...

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