October ~ Workshops & Special Talks

Workshops and Special Talks for October
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio
No preregistration needed. Free of charge for enrolled members.

Saturday, October 7, 11:30- 12:45pm
Registration $10

Avoiding Compassion Fatigue Workshop
Saturday, October 14, 10:30-12:30pm
Registration $15

Happiness is a Habit
Friday, Oct 20, 12-12:45pm
Registration $10

Simple Mindfulness Practices for Busy People
Saturday, October 21, 4-5:10pm
Registration $10

Surviving Loss
Friday, Oct 27th, 7-8:30pm
Registration $10

Dealing with Conflict Workshop
Saturday, October 28, 10:30-12:30pm
Registration $15







Sundays 3:00 – 4:15 pm ~ Introduction to Buddhism ~ October 15 through November 26

Introduction to Buddhism ~ Sundays 3-4:15pm

with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio

Although Buddhism is an ancient religion that first appeared in the East, the practices taught by Buddha are timeless and universally applicable. These days many people are discovering that Buddhism has answers to questions and solutions to problems that cannot be found anywhere else.
No preregistration needed ~ everyone welcome!  Registration fee: $10 per class.

10/15 Who was Buddha?

10/22 Understanding the Mind

10/28 Past and Future Lives

11/5 What is Karma?

11/12 Our Precious Human Life

11/19 What is Meditation?

11/26 The Buddhist Way of Life

Thursdays 7:00 pm ~ Lamrim: The Initial Scope ~ What Everyone Should Know

Thursday Evening Series
Lamrim: The Initial Scope ~ What Everyone Should Know
with Allen Howe
September 21 through December 7  ~  7:00pm – 8:30pm

The first five Lamrim meditations are Buddha’s special teachings and meditations that everyone can and needs to understand in order to achieve liberation and enlightenment, or simply to experience a happier life and a more peaceful world.

Everyone can benefit. The course is based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s “New Meditation Handbook” and “How to Understand the Mind”.

September 21. Lamrim: Embracing our Buddha Nature
September 28. Meditation: How it Works
October 5.      The Initial Scope: What We All Need to Know
October 12.    The Real Meaning of Our Precious Human Life
October 19.    Overcoming Laziness
October 26.    Life is Short: There’s No Time to Waste
November 2.  Rebirth: Understanding Its Vital Meaning
November 9.  Future Lives: Our Best Motivation
November 16. Faith in Buddha Dharma and Sangha
November 23. No Class
November 30. All About Karma
December 7    Faith, Right-Action, Effort: On Our Way to Enlightenment

Registration: Everyone Welcome!  No preregistration is necessary.  $10 per class,  No charge for all Monthly Members.

Sundays 9-9:30am ~ Transforming Life’s Difficulties ~ Oct 15 thru Nov 26

Sundays  9-9:30am ~ Transforming Life’s Difficulties ~ October 15 through November 26
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio

Transforming difficult conditions is vital because we are constantly surrounded by difficulties. We cannot avoid difficult situations but if we can change our attitude to them they will no longer be problems. We can even use the difficulties to train our mind. In this series we will learn how to use the difficulties we face in life to develop great inner strength.

10/15 Where is my pain coming from?

10/22 Changing our actions

10/28 Developing a Stable Practice

11/5 Reducing Bias

11/12 Relying on Our Inner Strength

11/19 Inappropriate Expectations

11/26 Developing Good Motivations






Tara Day Prayers


At Kadampa Centers worldwide, the eighth of the month is Tara Day. Tara is a female Buddha, whose name means Rescuer; she is the embodiment of swift compassion.  If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes. Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for Tara’s chanted prayer practice, “Liberation from Sorrow”.

Check our calendar for time.

No preregistration required
Dharmachakra Buddhist Center
923 Crossley Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264


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