Saturday Workshops ~ 10 am

Join us to explore Buddhist teachings and how to integrate them into modern life. Our workshops are suitable for everyone, regardless of whether you are new to meditation, or have been practicing for a while. 

May 26th     Kind Heart Meditations
10am – 11am
These simple guided meditations with help us to develop greater peace of mind and happiness, and to improve our relationships with others through learning to cherish others. The course is based on the third of the Living Meditation CD series, Meditations for A Kind Heart, available from our shop or online from Tharpa Publications.
June 9       Healing Anxiety  10am-12pm
June 30     Clarity of the Mind 10am-11am
July 7         Awakening the Heart 10am – 12pm


Registration is $12, no charge to enrolled students.





Friday Night Lectures 6:30-8pm

Start your weekend off right. Once a month we will have a Friday night lecture suitable for everyone. With teachings on practical Buddhist philosophy and guided meditations, these lectures provide a welcome break from our busy lives, and leave us feeling refreshed and energized.

June 29th  No class tonight

July 20th   Buddhist Psychology

Registration $12, no charge to enrolled students.


Fridays, 10-11:00am ~ Avalokiteshvara Prayers for World Peace

Avalokiteshvara Prayers for World Peace
Fridays 10:00-11:00am

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


Avalokiteshvara is an enlightened being who is a manifestation of all Buddhas’ compassion.

Making prayers to him for a peaceful mind is a powerful way to bring peace to ourselves, others and all to living beings. Each prayer session includes a short dharma teaching on achieving a peaceful mind, prayers and a short meditation.

“If everyone prays to be able to cherish other living beings, then gradually though the power of this prayer, everyone will actually cherish each other. The world will then be permanently at peace, and pure and everlasting happiness will pervade the entire world.”        Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

 Please join Teacher Allen Howe in these weekly prayers.  There is no charge, though donations are always welcome.

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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Festivals & Dharma Celebrations 2017 & 2018


These Festivals and Dharma Celebrations provide a precious opportunity to study and practice the special presentation of Modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of NKT.

The events vary in length from two days to two weeks, but whatever their duration they all offer a vacation with a difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energized.

2017  NKT Festivals & Celebrations

 May 26 – 31st ~International Spring Festival, Manjushri KMC, England
Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya and teachings on loving kindness with Gen-la Jampa

International Summer Festival, Manjushri KMC, England
Week 1 –  July 21-27: Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and teachings from How to Transform Your Life with Gen-la Dekyong
Week 2 – July 28 – Aug 5: Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony and teachings from How to Transform Your Life with Gen-la Khyenrab

International Fall Festival, Tharpaland IRC, Germany.
Oct 6th – 12th ~ Empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara and teachings on Universal Compassion with Gen-la Dekyong

2018 NKT Festivals & Celebrations

May 25 – 30- 2018  International Spring Festival
Buddha Prajnaparamita Empowerment and commentary with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten

July 27 – Aug 11 2018  International Summer Festival, Manjushri KMC, England
Week 1 – Kadam Lamrim teachings with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
Week 2 – Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments and commentary with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong