Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm The FOUNDATION PROGRAM with Resident Teacher Amy Peng

Sundays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
with Resident Teacher Amy Peng

The New Heart of Wisdom  by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is an explanation of the Heart Sutra,  probably Buddha’s best known discourse. It reveals an aspect of his teaching–the ultimate truth, emptiness–that is one of the most difficult to realize.
In this extraordinary book, Geshe Kelsang takes us line by line through the Sutra and explains its hidden meaning with remarkable clarity.  Sincerely studying this book lays a firm foundation for meditation on ultimate truth, emptiness, which will lead to the complete eradication of the ignorance of self-grasping and the experience of permanent inner peace.

Benefits of studying on Foundation Program ( FP ):

  • To develop our wisdom
  • To cultivate a good heart
  • To maintain a peaceful state of mind
  • To study systematically according to a specially-designed program
  • To connect and enjoy discussion with a supportive spiritual community

Membership in the DKBC’s Foundation Program is $100 per month

Benefits:  Attendance at all General Program and General Program Meditation  classes, plus attendance at Foundation Program or Teacher Training Program classes and four retreats:

Lamrim Retreat
Refuge Retreat
Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat
Vajrasattva Purification Retreat

Members at at all levels also receive a discount of $10 on attendance at workshops and other classes

How To Join:
Please email if you would like to observe the class.
Enrollment and regular attendance at FP are required for membership.

Amy Peng is a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 2003. Amy presents meditation and Buddhism in a practical and accessible way directly relevant to people of our modern society. With warmth and sincerity, Amy shows us the joy of integrating Buddha’s teachings into daily life and is an inspiring example of modern Kadampa Buddhist practitioner.



Sat. Nov. 17, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Intro to Buddhist Meditation

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation
with Resident Teacher Amy Peng
Sat. Nov. 17, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

In this half-day course, you will learn meditation and the Buddhist approach to training the mind. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness and a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships. Everyone is welcome!

This course is included in FP/TTP Membership

Sundays 10 -11:15am LEARNING TO BE HAPPY with Resident Teacher Amy Peng

Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction.

In this engaging series, we will learn step-by-step meditations and ways of thinking that uplift the mind and discover the methods through which we can bring about positive changes in our life or lives.
Cost: $10

Thursday Evenings 7-8:30pm Starting Nov 29: Understanding the Mind

Understanding the Mind: Key to Peace and Happiness
A New Series With Resident Teacher Amy Peng
Thursdays, 7-8:30pm

A new series based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s extraordinary book, How to Understand the Mind. What is the mind? How does it work to cognize objects? Where do negative minds come from? How can we improve our concentration and other peaceful minds? What is an enlightened mind? We will answer these questions, and many more, all while learning to meditate in depth on the beautiful and blissful nature of our pure mind.

Nov 29   Why We Need to Understand the Mind

Dec 6      Introduction to the Mind

Dec 13   The Clarity of the Mind

Dec 20   Peaceful Mind, Peaceful Holiday

Registration Fee: 12
No charge to enrolled members

Current Thursday Evening Series 


When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life. We will naturally feel warm and well disposed towards other people, and our relationships with others will gradually improve.  

In this series, we will learn to cultivate inner peace and restore our mental clarity.  By integrating this peace of mind into all our life, we will experience the joyful and meaningful life the we long for.


Tuesdays Thursdays and Fridays 12:00-12:30 Lunchtime Meditation

Lunchtime Meditation – Palm Springs
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12:00 to 12:30 pm

‘When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life.’

Join us for 30 minutes of brief meditation instruction followed by guided meditation. The purpose of this class 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.

: $5. No charge for monthly members.  This class is suitable for people with entry level experience or experienced meditators.

No preregistration is required, all are welcome.

The Mirror of Dharma

 Dharma means the teachings of enlightened beings.  This book, ‘The Mirror of Dharma‘,  gives practical advice on how we can solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, anger and ignorance, and how to make our human life meaningful. For more information: THE MIRROR OF DHARMA
Or visit your Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center Book Store.