Hello, Friends of the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center

Quote of the Day "“We have discovered an inexhaustible fountain of happiness within our own mind — our love for others.”

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 

                                                                                           DHARMACHAKRA BUDDHIST CENTER,  923 Crossley Road,  Palm Springs 92264

Special Events at the Center

Saturday, August 13: The Art of Meditation with Kadampa Teacher Allen Howe:

Friday, August 26-Sunday, August 28  Guru Yoga and Mandala Retreat

August Meditation Classes:
Noontime Meditation with Kadampa Teachers, Cathedral City Library  33-520 Date Palm Drive (in the Community Room)

The Buddhist Path Fridays at 10 am with Sharon Saltzman at the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center

Bookings for the 2016 International Kadampa Fall Festival, Toronto, are now open.
This will be the first time that the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini will have been granted in North America by a Kadampa teacher since Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche granted them in Toronto thirteen years ago .Don't miss this rare opportunity.

Special Events in August

The Art of Meditation

With Kadampa Teacher Allen Howe

Saturday, August 13, 10:00am - 1:00pm.

Registration: $20
Monthly Members Cost: $10 for General Members, Free for Foundation/TTP and Benefactor Members. Please email  info@meditationinpalmsprings.org to pre-register.

       Guru Yoga and Mandala Retreat

In this retreat we focus on the preliminary practices of accumulating merit, or positive energy, by making mandala offerings and receiving blessings by engaging in Guru Yoga practice.

Registration You may attend the entire retreat or drop in for any session. No experience is needed and everyone is welcome to attend any or all sessions. Registration is not necessary, $3/session, $10/day, $25 for entire retreat.
Members: Free for Supporting, Foundation/TTP & Benefactor Members.

Weekly Classes at the Center in August

The Basics of Buddhism: Transform Your Life

In this series learn basic Buddhist view, intention, and action, and how to follow the Buddhist way of life in the modern world. This class is perfect for anyone interested in Buddhism and meditation. Thursdays at 7pm .with Mallory Benavides.

For more information: Transform Your Life

The Buddhist Path

Each week learn one of the twenty-one Buddhist meditation practices presented in the New Meditation Handbook. These meditations are actual methods to control our mind and experience lasting inner peace. Fridays, 10am with Sharon Saltzman
For more information: The Buddhist Path

Many people are looking for a safe  and tranquil place to bring their spiritual beliefs and to work towards peace, happiness, and kindness for all beings throughout the world. Many people simply want to develop a happier more peaceful mind and outlook. Join us each Sunday for teachings, meditations and prayers for world peace.

For more information: Prayers for World Peace


Weekly Classes in Other Locations

Mondays: Lunchtime Meditation

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Cathedral City Public Library, 33-520 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City



Everyone Welcome!  Check our website calendar to confirm date and time

Heart Jewel: Every day: 7:30 am 

Offering to the Spiritual Guide:
Wednesday, August 10 4 pm
Thursday, August 25 7 pm (Replaces Transform Your Life this evening only)

Powa: Friday, August 19 7 pm

Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog, Monday, August 29 6 pm


Modern Buddhism - The Path of Compassion and Wisdom: this eBook  is being distributed free of charge. The author, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, says: “Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time.” 

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Dedication & Mission

Dharmachakra Buddhist Center is a non-profit spiritual organization established, organized, and operated only for spiritual purposes dedicated to the public benefit. The purpose of the Center is to promote the Buddhist Faith of the New Kadampa Tradition as the method to promote the human values of morality, compassion, and wisdom in all aspects of society. Our goal is to help individuals …

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