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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: Buddhism in a Nutshell or Meditation 101. These five-week courses meet on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. or Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. See our calendar for scheduled classes.
  • 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.
  • Office Hours are Wednesday-Friday 11:00-3:00 p.m. Visitors and Members are welcome to meditate, use the library or shop in the bookstore. 
  • The bookstore/giftshop is also open evenings from 6:30-8:45 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays before and after scheduled classes. 
  • Questions? Phone 919-859-3433


The Light of the Path needs your help!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has advised us to recite 100,000 Praises to the 21 Taras to remove obstacles and create the causes for the 2020 Retreat.  It is up to us, Rinpoche’s students, to do these practices - and what an amazing opportunity this is!


Learn more and make your commitment here


Enter completed Tara Praises Here

Our progress:  As of

Monday, Dec. 1

65,769 praises


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!

Enter Tara Mantras Here