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


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 Coming Up at the Center 

Secrets of the Whispered Lineage

Saturday, September 24th, 9:30am – 3:00pm

with Kadam Michelle Gauthier 

During this retreat, Kadam Michelle will share teachings and guide meditations on the preliminary practices of refuge and purification given at the first week of Summer Festival based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s new book “The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra”. This is a precious opportunity to gain the tools to prepare our mind for meditation on the very essence of Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra.

Saturday, September 24th
Session 1: 9:30am – 11am
Session 2: 11:30am – 12:45pm
Lunch Break ~ Vegetarian Lunch Provided
Session 3: 1:30pm – 3pm

Registration:  No experience is required.  The cost of the day retreat is $35. For more information call (800) 988-3396 or email info@meditationinpalmsprings.org
Please pre-register at Register

Members: Please email ad@meditationinpalmsprings.org for your discount code

Karma & the Key to Happiness

Special Introductory Workshop
Saturday, October 1, 10:00am – 1:00pm

with Kadampa Teacher Allen Howe

The purpose of understanding and believing in Karma is to prevent future suffering and establish the basic foundation of the path to liberation and enlightenment.”
 ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Modern Buddhism

Everybody wants to be happy and free from problems – they are our two basic wishes. However, due to lacking the wisdom understanding karma, we mistakenly identify their actual causes and thus remain trapped in a cycle of pain and dissatisfaction.

Registration:  No experience is required.  The cost of the workshop is $20. Please register by calling (800) 988-3396 or email info@meditationinpalmsprings.org
Members: Free for Foundation Program Members & Teacher Training Program Members. If you would like to become a member please email ad@meditationinpalmsprings.org

Weekly Classes at the Center in September

  Solutions to Life’s Problems

with Kadam Michelle Gauthier
Thursday evenings 7:00 – 8:30 pm


In this busy world, our experiences of happiness are fleeting and short-lived, while inner peace eludes us completely. Our negative states of mind, such as uncontrolled desire and anger, create endless problems for ourselves and others, and prevent us from fulfilling our deepest wishes.

In Series One we will learn Buddha’s popular teaching on the Four Noble Truths, which offers a clear and simple solution to all our problems, guiding us to an oasis of peace within our hearts. In Series Two we will focus in particular on overcoming the problem of anger, learning how to develop and maintain patience when faced with even the most difficult circumstances.

For more information: Solutions to Life's Problems

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 Kadam Michelle Gauthier.
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

Free.  For more information: Lunchtime Meditation


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

Heart Jewel: Every day: 7:30 am 

Offering to the Spiritual Guide:
Saturday, September 10 3 pm
Sunday September 25 1:45 pm

Powa: Friday, September 30 7 pm

Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog, Thursday, September 29  5:15pm


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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