Coming Under the Care of our Spiritual Guide 

In this special Saturday class, Gen Dorje will share teachings from the Summer Festival with a particular emphasis on how to develop our reliance. It is through developing our wisdom from listening to teachings that we gain the insight that helps us to see beyond this...

Labor Day Weekend Retreat

Take a break from your busy daily life! Join us for our annual Weekend Away Retreat with the Midwest Kadampa Meditation Centers. Enjoy periods of rest, quiet reflection and meaningful connection. Return home truly refreshed and inspired.

Prayers for Meditation: an Essential Practice

Prayer opens the shutters of our faith, allowing the infinite purified consciousness of all the Buddhas to flow into our mind.  Our meditation becomes very effective when inspired in this way. Learn how “Prayers for Meditation,” an essential...

The Power of Imagination

The mind is rich with creative power. Every day, in fact, our mind creates a multitude of realities, each attended by various emotions and experienced in diverse ways. These may bring us a sense of joy and freedom, but when our mind is governed by fear, anger or...

Precepts

The practice of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts is a special practice of moral discipline that is performed with bodhichitta, the compassionate wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. The essence of this practice is taking eight...