Habits of Happy People (Intro Class) Thursdays 7 – 8:30 pm

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. This engaging 4-weeks series will teach critical lessons about some of the habits of happy people that will enrich our life experience.  We will explore meditations and ways of thinking that uplift the mind and help us maintain a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way.

Thursdays  7 – 8:30PM

Everyone is welcome. No previous experience necessary. 

Class Fee $10

Overcoming Stress and Anxiety * CLICK TO REGISTER *

Overcoming Stress and Anxiety
Saturday, March 30 (10am – 1pm)
$30 for workshop   REGISTER HERE

Buddha taught that all our unhappiness, stress and anxiety comes from our mind. More specifically it comes from our unrealistic expectations and our exaggerated views of our self, people around us and the world.  By learning to identify the actual causes of stress and unhappy thoughts, we can begin to understand how to become free from them.  On this course we will explore special ways of thinking and meditations that heal the mind of the source of these problems. 

Everyone is welcome.  No meditation experience necessary.

Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center | 923 Crossley Rd, Palm Springs | 760-656-8117

Mondays 10 a.m.- Noon ~ Heart Jewel Class with Resident Teacher Amy Peng

Heart Jewel Class
The Essential Practices of Kadampa Buddhism
Mondays 10 a.m.- noon 
with Resident Teacher Amy Peng

Kadampa Buddhism is a special presentation of Mahayana Buddhism that makes the path to enlightenment accessible to people of the modern world. The practice of Heart Jewel is at the heart of Kadampa Buddhism.
On this series, we will learn how to receive the profound blessings of the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa and his powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden so as to increase our wisdom, compassion and spiritual power
Everyone is welcome.  Class Fee $15 (Free for DKBC members)

Sundays 10 -11:15am A MEANINGFUL LIFE THROUGH MEDITATION with Resident Teacher Amy Peng

SUNDAYS 10-11:15 AM
In this series, we will learn how to develop a powerful daily meditation practice that gives us clarity, spiritual confidence, and direction. In particular we will be looking at “Lamrim” meditation. Lamrim, or the stages of the path to Enlightenment, is a structured series of heartfelt meditations that awaken our loving kindness, compassion, and wisdom, and enable us reach our highest spiritual goals. They form the basis of a strong daily meditation practice and will give us spiritual vision, orientation, and confidence. These three qualities are essential for our meditation practice to be successful.
Everyone welcome. Class Fee $10




Tuesdays – Wednesdays – Thursdays – Fridays 12:00-12:30 Lunchtime Meditation

Lunchtime Meditation – Palm Springs
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 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.

Sundays, 1:00-3:00pm The FOUNDATION PROGRAM with Resident Teacher Amy Peng

Sundays, 1:00-3:00 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 info@meditationinpalmsprings.org 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.