Hello, Friends of the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center

Quote of the Day "This human life is precious, rare, and immensely meaningful.”

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 


923 Crossley Road,  Palm Springs 92264


It's Not Quite Too Late!

Bookings for the 2016 International Kadampa Fall Festival, Toronto, are still 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.

Pure Mind, Pure World for more information.


Special Events Coming Up at the Center 

Open House & Free Public Talk ~ Oct 18th & Nov 15th

Open House ~ Free Talk & Guided Meditation
October 18th & November 15th

If you are new to Buddhism and meditation and wish to find out what it is all about, you also welcome to attend our free monthly open house.

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Center Tour
7:00pm – 7:45pm:  Guided Meditation & Free Talk ~ Buddhism 101

The evening will start at 6:30 pm with tour of Dharmachakra Buddhist Center. At 7:00 pm there is a free public talk which includes a guided relaxation and breathing meditation,  a short talk on meditation and Buddhism, & an introduction to the Center’s programs.

Registration: No registration is necessary for Open House Events, just drop in.


Visions of the Pure Land
with Kadam Michelle
October 22nd, 9:30am – 3:00pm

During this retreat, Kadam Michelle will share teachings and guide meditations on the preliminary practices of Guru yoga and mandala offerings 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..
Visions of the Pure Land for more information and pre-registration. 
Registration fee $30 with pre-registration $35 on day of the retreat.


Weekly Classes at the Center in October

Simply Meditate

New Weekly Class starting Tuesday, October 25
with Kadampa Teacher Mallory Benavides

Tuesdays evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30 pm
Starting Tuesday, October 25
The purpose of these classes is to help people gain personal experience of inner peace through the practice of meditation, to overcome their daily problems, and to find real happiness in their hearts so they can be of benefit to those around them. The classes are suitable for people with entry level experience.
For more information: Simply Meditate No pre-registration needed $5 per class.

  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:
Monday, October 10, 6 pm
Tuesday, October 25, 3 pm

Powa: Friday, October 28, 7 pm

Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog, Saturday, October 29, 5 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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