Thursdays 7-8:30pm ~ Recognizing Our Buddha Nature

All of us have a pure Buddha nature at our heart.  Buddha’s teachings show us how we can reveal our pure potential so we can be happier, have peaceful minds and lead a meaningful life. This class, based on the teachings of Venerable Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, offers practical instructions on how  to develop joy and inner peace for ourselves and others.
Each class includes a guided meditation and a Buddhist teaching.
Everyone is welcome. Thursday’s 7-8:30pm. Class fee: $10.

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.


Wednesdays, 6 -7pm ~ Introduction to Meditation Class

Wednesdays, 6-7pm    
Introduction to Meditation with Patric Dixon

This class explores meditations presented in The Living Meditation Series by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.  Each week students learn meditations to relax body and mind, find inner peace, achieve mental clarity, and develop a kind and compassionate attitude towards others.

Dec 6– Meditations for Inner Peace

Dec 13– Body of Light Meditations

Dec 20– Meditations on Cherishing Others

Dec 27– Pure Light Meditations

Jan 3– Clarity of Mind Meditations

Jan 10– Taking Suffering Meditations

Jan 17– Inspiration

Jan 24– Meditation on the Root Mind

Jan 31– Giving Happiness Meditations



Thursdays at 12 noon ~ Lunchtime Meditation ~ Join Us

Lunchtime Meditation
Thursdays, 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.

Become a Supporter

Would you like to become a regular supporter of the Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center?   Select a class, or several classes, to attend, then if you want to continue with your studies talk to the Assistant or Teacher at your class.   Your monthly pledge will be of great benefit to the DKBC, and also to you.

When you become a member of Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center you will receive discounts on classes, day courses and special events. In addition, your tax-deductible membership contributions will serve as the main source of income for the Center and help us to maintain and improve our facilities and spiritual programs for the benefit of people throughout the Coachella Valley.  We look forward to seeing you at the Center.

Our Pledge Levels
$75 month
Benefits: No-charge attendance at all General Program, meditation, retreat, day and special classes.

$100 month
No-charge attendance at all General Program, meditation, retreat, day and special classes, attendance at FP or TTP and 50% discount on Empowerments.

Please contact our Administrative Director at if you would like to become a DKBC supporter.

Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization