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Welcome to Kadampa Center!

Whether you are someone just starting out
on your spiritual journey or a seasoned Buddhist practitioner,
Kadampa Center offers a program for you:

Our Spiritual Program

  • Brand new to Buddhism and the Center? Visit on a Sunday morning and stay after for the
    Newcomer Q & A to ask questions in an informal setting.
  • Just getting started? Try one of our Introductory Programs.
  • Ready for more? Try Discovering Buddhisma two-year series of classes that cover 13 essential topics in Buddhism, including karma, meditation, death and rebirth, and emptiness. Meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. See our calendar for scheduled classes.
  • Visitors are welcome to attend scheduled teachings, classes and events (see our calendar.)
  • Members and/or volunteers may call ahead for access during weekday hours.
  • The Dharma bookstore is also open before and after scheduled teachings and classes (see our calendar.). 
  • Questions? Phone 919-859-3433


The Light of the Path Retreat has been postponed to September, 2021.

The two-week retreat will run from September 5 to September 19, 2021.

Lhamo Loma Gyonma practice for epidemics

During the teaching on May 10, 2020, Geshe Gelek gave us the transmission of the mantra of Goddess Lhamo Lochenma. Find out more


Tara mantras for our Geshes' long lives

We honor our teachers and deepen our connection to them by praying for their long lives.  At Kadampa Center's request, our Geshes' teacher, Khensur Rinpoche, recommended we say 200,000 Green Tara mantras each year for our teachers' long lives. We recite the mantra regularly at the Center, and invite those who feel a close connection to Geshe Gelek and Geshe Sangpo to join in!

Our total Tara mantras counted for 2019:  2,315,914!

Enter Tara Mantras Here