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Welcome to Kadampa Center!

Whether you are someone just starting out on your spiritual journey or a seasoned
Buddhist practitioner, Kadampa Center offers a program for you:

Our Spiritual Program

  • Brand new to Buddhism and the Center? Visit on a Sunday morning and stay after for the
    Newcomer Q & A to ask questions in an informal setting.
  • Just getting started? Try one of our Introductory Programs.
  • Ready for more? Try Discovering Buddhisma two-year series of classes that cover 13 essential topics in Buddhism, including karma, meditation, death and rebirth, and emptiness. Meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. See our calendar for scheduled classes.
  • Visitors are welcome before and after scheduled teachings, classes and events (see our calendar.)
  • Members and/or volunteers may call ahead for access during weekday hours.
  • The bookstore/giftshop is also open before and after scheduled teachings and classes (see our calendar.). 
  • Questions? Phone 919-859-3433


We've reached the goal!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has advised us to recite 100,000 Praises to the 21 Taras to remove obstacles and create the causes for the 2020 Retreat. We've reached the goal! 

Our final count of Praises to the 21 Taras: 603,190


Tara mantras for our Geshes' long lives

We honor our teachers and deepen our connection to them by praying for their long lives.  At Kadampa Center's request, our Geshes' teacher, Khensur Rinpoche, recommended we say 200,000 Green Tara mantras each year for our teachers' long lives. We recite the mantra regularly at the Center, and invite those who feel a close connection to Geshe Gelek and Geshe Sangpo to join in!

Our total Tara mantras counted for 2019:  2,315,914!

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