Courses and Workshops

Kadam Lamrim Retreat - Part 2 Self-Guided

In this retreat, we will explore the extraordinarily practical, systematic presentation of Lamrim meditation, the stages of the path to enlightenment, as presented in Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's books How...

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Hundreds of Deities Guided Retreat

In this special retreat we will emphasize memorization and extended periods of meditation in order to gain heart-felt experience of this blessed sadhana that is an indispensable preliminary to Mahamudra...

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Hundreds of Deities Self Guided Retreat

In this special retreat we will emphasize memorization and extended periods of meditation in order to gain heart-felt experience of this blessed sadhana that is an indispensable preliminary to Mahamudra...

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Oral Instructions of Mahamudra Guided Retreat


In this special retreat on the Oral Instructions of Mahamudra we will explore the profound and uncommon practices of the Ganden Oral Lineage as presented by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso...

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Oral Instructions of Mahamudra Self-Guided Retreat


In this special retreat on the Oral Instructions of Mahamudra we will explore the profound and uncommon practices of the Ganden Oral Lineage as presented by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso...

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Love Without Pain: Transforming Relationships

We all wish for good relationships in our lives, but relationships between couples, parents and children, or friends often suffer from misunderstandings, unrealistic expectations and conflict. We love each other,...

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Conquering Depression and Discouragement

Our mind has tremendous power both to heal and to harm. When the destructive power of the mind is unleashed against oneself we can damage our sense of self-worth and...

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California Dharma Celebration

Please check the CADC website for more info: http://cadharmacelebration.org/

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Rest and Reflect: 1/2 Day Silent Retreat

Half a day of peace and quiet... Life can be busy, hectic and overwhelming; its easy to be "on" all the time without ever taking the time to be quiet,...

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Puja and Party

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Silent Forest Mountain Retreat: Journey to the Clear Light

An off-the-grid, four day silent retreat based on The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra meditating on tranquil abiding observing our own very subtle mind. Is this retreat for you? This retreat...

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NKT DAY - OSG and Video Presentation

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Nyungne Compassion Fasting Retreat

Nyungne Purifying Ritual Practice This special fasting and purification retreat is performed in conjunction with Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. It is very powerful for purifying negative karma, pacifying...

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Friday Night Lecture: Life and Liberation - The Story of Buddha

Buddha Shakyamuni is the founder of Buddhism in this world; he lived and gave teachings in India over 2600 years ago. Since then, millions of people around the world have...

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Movie: Life of Buddha

Life of Buddha Movie on Buddha's Enlightenment Day! More info coming soon!

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Combat Stress: Taming the Monkey Mind

So much of our stress arises from our mind being wild and out of control. Learn simple meditative techniques that will help you tame your mind and access the peace...

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Emptiness Retreat

More Info Coming soon! SCHEDULE: 9-10:15am | 11-12:15pm | 2-3:15pm | 4-5pm

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Refuge Retreat

Refuge Retreat: Stop Being Your Own Enemy, Start Being Your Own Protector! More info coming soon!

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International Spring Festival - Profundity and Clarity

2018 NKT-IKBU INTERNATIONAL Spring Festival PROFUNDITY & CLARITY MAY 25 - 30 Empowerment and commentary to the self-generation practice of Buddha Prajnaparamita with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation...

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Body Image: A Buddhist Perspective

Body Image: A Buddhist Perspective for a Healthy, Happy Relationship with Your Body! More Info coming soon

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Post Spring Festival Retreat with Gen Demo

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Puja & Party: Venerable Geshe-la's Birthday

MORE INFO COMING SOON! Cost: Free. Donations are welcomed towards the cost of the food. Also, feel free to bring an offering of vegetarian food or a non-alcoholic beverage if...

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Torma Making Workshop

MORE INFO COMING SOON! Cost: Free. Donations are welcomed towards the cost of the food. Also, feel free to bring an offering of vegetarian food or a non-alcoholic beverage if...

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Torma Making Workshop Part 2

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Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat

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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Intro Talk: Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat

Intro Talk to Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat We all wish for spiritual realizations, but these depend upon creating certain inner conditions such as purifying negativity, accumulating merit, and receiving...

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Pain - Meditation as Healing Medicine

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Meditate in the Park!

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Tranquil Abiding Silent Retreat Intro Talk

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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​Combat Stress: Free Your Mind from Clutter, Chaos & Confusion

Modern living is chaotic, and the mind can be very busy and "on" all the time. Learn practical methods to cut through the chaos and create a space of peace...

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International Summer Festival

JUL 27 - AUG 11 Meditations that Make Our Life Precious Week 1 with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa - DSD of NKT-IKBU Teachings and meditations of Kadam Lamrim Attaining Complete Purity...

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Friday Night Lecture: Dealing with Rejection

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Lake Arrowhead Away Retreat

In this special weekend away retreat, Gen Rigpa will explain these powerful practices and show how we can integrate taking and giving with a simple breathing meditation. This practice, known as mounting taking and giving upon the breath, gives us a very effective method for experiencing joyful and loving minds throughout our daily life and to make authentic progress in our spiritual training quickly.

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Post Summer Festival Retreat with Gen Khedrub

This retreat will be based on the commentaries to Venerable Geshe-la's latest text, How to Transform Your Life, given during the NKT-IKBU 2017 International Summer Festival. A perfect opportunity to explore this treasure trove of new teachings while retreating inside the beautiful Temple at KMC Hollywood.

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Tranquil Abiding Silent Retreat

PLEASE NOTE: To participate in this retreat, it is mandatory to attend the Introductory Talk on __________________. **Training and Preparatory work are also required to participate in this retreat** This...

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Special Weekend Event with Gen-la Jampa!

Don't miss this special event with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at the International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon! MORE INFO COMING SOON!

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Puja & Potluck Party

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Transforming Relationships: A Buddhist Perspective on Love

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A Focus for our Faith

How to setup a shrine.... MORE INFO COMING SOON!

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Heart Jewel Retreat

9-10am | 10:30-11:30am | 12-1pm | Lunch | 2pm Kangso

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International Fall Festival

How to Live a Life of Great Good Fortune and Wisdom Oct 5 - 11 Buddha Amitayus Empowerment and teachings on The New Eight Steps to Happiness with Gen-la Kelsang...

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Death and Dying

The Practice of Transference of Consciousness 10am-1pm Teachings 2:30-3:30pm 4-5pm -- Guided Powa Practice MORE INFO COMING SOON!

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Transforming Relationships: Parenting

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Post Fall Festival Retreat w/ Gen Norden!

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IKRC Grand Canyon Away Retreat w/ KMC SF led by Gen Rigpa & Gen Choma!

In this special weekend away retreat, Gen Rigpa will explain these powerful practices and show how we can integrate taking and giving with a simple breathing meditation. This practice, known as mounting taking and giving upon the breath, gives us a very effective method for experiencing joyful and loving minds throughout our daily life and to make authentic progress in our spiritual training quickly.

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International Temples Project Day

Video Showing on International Temples Project! More Info Coming Soon!

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Transforming Relationships - Dharma for the Workplace

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Combat Stress: Give the Gift of Happiness

As the holiday season approaches, while materials gifts may make others happy at times, the greatest gift we can give – to ourselves and others – is the gift of...

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Thanksgiving Vegetarian Potluck

Please join us for a community vegetarian potluck! You can bring your favorite vegetarian dish – entrée, salad, dessert, bread, drinks, whatever you like. Please RSVP on the list at...

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Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Thanksgiving Weekend Empowerment with Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Deity: TBD... More info coming soon!

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Vajrasattva Purification Retreat

Cost: $50 full retreat $15 per day $5 per session NEW SCHEDULE FOR 2018 COMING SOON... OLD 2017 Schedule: Tuesday, November 28th 7:00-8:30pm Intro Talk Wednesday, November 29th 7:15-8:45am Session...

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Special Weekend Event with Gen Samten!

Don't miss this special event with Gen Samten,the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center New York! More Info Coming Soon!

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