About the Center

geshe kelsang gyatso

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center exists to bring happiness and peace of mind to everyone–particularly to the people of the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas. The DBC is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition/International Kadampa Buddhist Union, which was founded by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Our goal is to help people apply Buddha’s teachings in their own lives, reduce their suffering, stress, anxiety, anger, and other negative emotions–and increase their feelings of happiness and joy.

We offer weekly classes in Palm Springs and Cathedral City. Everyone is welcome at these classes, which offer instruction in meditation and mindfulness, along with practical teachings on how to solve the problems of daily life. All teachings are presented in a clear and accessible style. We also offer more in-depth classes for advanced students, along with special classes and retreats. The calendar on this website provides up to date information about all of our offerings.

The Dharmachakra Buddhist Center was founded in 1995 as a branch of the Vajrarupini Buddhist Center in San Diego. It first offered classes in Cathedral Center and later in Palm Desert. It expanded in 2005 and in 2009 began to offer weekly classes in both Palm Springs and Palm Desert. In 2011, the DBC became an independent member center of the International Kadampa Buddhist Union.

We are located at 923 Crossley Road,  Palm Springs, CA 92264 (Crossley/Ramon)


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