Renovation project underway at KMC CO | Offering weekly classes and events in your area

KMC CO Main Center is officially under construction to build out our new temple! During our building project, we are holding Weekly Classes, as well as Special Events & Retreats, in many locations around Colorado.

Weekly Meditation Classes 

Denver, Boulder & around Colorado

Meditation Classes with Kadam Lucy James


Lakewood, Colorado

Sundays | 10:30am-12:00pm

Mon evening

Boulder, Colorado

Mondays | 7:15pm-8:30pm


Denver, Colorado

Wednesdays | 7:00-8:15pm


Lakewood, Colorado

Thursdays | 6:30-8:30pm

Meditation Classes with Various KMC CO teachers


Denver (CapHill Neighborhood)

Tuesdays | 7:00pm-8:15pm

WED evening

Evergreen, Colorado

Wednesdays | 7:00pm-8:15pm

THur Morning

Denver (Sunnyside Neighborhood)

Thursdays | 7:30-8:00am

Sat morning

Golden, Colorado

Saturdays | 10:30-11:45am

sat afternoon

Denver (Lowry neighborhood)

Saturdays | 12:30-1:45pm

SUN  Morning

Lakewood, Colorado

Sundays | 10:30am-12:00pm
in conjunction with Sunday morning adult class

Monday & saturday

Grand Junction, CO

Mondays | 5:30-6:00pm
Monthly on Saturdays


Monthly hyt class

Denver, Colorado

Tuesdays | 7:00-8:30 

Monthly on Tuesdays 

Welcome to Kadampa Meditation Center Colorado!

Todos Bienvenidos!

Everybody Welcome

Kadampa Meditation Center Colorado is a place to learn and practice Buddhist meditation as a way to solve our daily problems, grow spiritually, enjoy community, and transform our world. We are a non-profit organization founded in 1999 and part of a worldwide network of over 1,300 Centers for modern Buddhism.

We’re glad you have found us and hope you find what you are looking for (and much more!) Everyone is welcome and warmly invited to try out any of the drop-in classes offered each week at our main center and branches. In these classes, we explore Buddha’s practical and enjoyable methods for cultivating deep inner peace and happiness.

We do not discriminate based on race, gender, background, age, religion, politics, sexual orientation, or otherwise — everyone is always welcome at KMC Colorado and the other Centers around the world. With inner peace, wisdom and compassion we can all make a better world now and for generations to come.

Find the Class That's Right For You!

Upcoming Retreats & Special Events

A Thriving Life: Happiness is the new wealth

Monday, October 23rd | 7:15-8:30pm

In this public talk with international Buddhist meditation teacher Kadam Lucy James, we will explore new ways fo thinking using Buddhist wisdom so we can create a life in which joy and good feelings are our moment to moment experience. During this talk we will begin to unlock how to access access all the truly good-stuff life has to offer.


Death & Dying: What you need to know - Evergreen Day Course

Saturday, October 28 | with Kadam Lucy James

In this day course, Kadam Lucy will explain the life-affirming meditation on death and impermanence, along with the Buddhist understanding of consciousness. Acknowledging our own impermanence will give us a new and inspired appreciation for each day, and allow us to prepare skillfully for the inevitable so that we no longer need to fear it. This course will also help us to help loved ones who are dying or who have died, including our pets.


Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Manjushri

Saturday, November 4 | at Heruka Buddhist Center Fort Collins

This empowerment is a sublime guided meditation through which we develop a relationship with Wisdom Buddha Manjushri and form an extraordinary vision of spiritual transformation for ourselves and our world. Through this guided meditation and blessings, we become empowered to nurture our own innate potential for wisdom, which dispels the darkness of our inner confusion and gives us the pure happiness of mental peace.


Refuge From the Storm—Teachings on Buddhist refuge followed by a Refuge Ceremony

Sunday, November 19 | with Kadam Lucy James

Join us for a talk on a practical approach to refuge that will energize our spiritual life, followed by the actual Buddhist Refuge Ceremony, a blessed ritual meditation dating back to the time of Buddha Shakyamuni. This Ceremony draws us closer to the love and protection of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha; and you can choose whether you use it to formally become a Buddhist or simply as a powerful blessing and inspiration on your spiritual journey.


Christmas & New Years Eve Candlelight Events

Sunday, December 24th & Sunday, December 31st

Join us as we delve into the essence of world peace – a peaceful, loving mind – and the power of prayer to make that happen. The winter holidays are associated with warm wishes of peace and joy for everyone.

Tired of the same old New Year’s Eve bash? Meditate your way into 2022 instead! We start the year in just the way we mean to continue it … with a peaceful, positive mind and a big compassionate heart.


Foundation Program Open House

Thursday, January 11th

Join us to learn more about Foundation Program and find out if it’s right for you! Now’s your chance to deepen your knowledge of Buddhism! We are excited to announce that Guest teacher Gen Kelsang Tabkay will be giving an introduction to the Foundation Program at KMC Colorado.


Open House ~ Come visit your local Buddhist center!

Sunday, January 28th

You are warmly invited to an Open House at Kadampa Meditation Center Colorado. Stop by to meet the teachers and community, tour the meditation shrine, enjoy refreshments and snacks, and participate in a free guided meditation. You may also browse our bookstore, see beautiful Buddhist art, and ask questions about meditation and modern Buddhism. Everyone welcome!


Buddha Tara Empowerment ~ The Wind of Change

February 3 & 4 | with Kadam Lucy James

Buddha Tara – known as "the Swift One, the Heroine" – is a manifestation of the fearless wisdom of all enlightened beings. To come to our aid, she moves faster than wind; for countless generations people have relied upon her for protection against fears and anxieties, and for guidance, inspiration, and a steady source of encouragement. She is the perfect source of refuge for our troubled world.The empowerment of Green Tara is granted via a blissful ritual meditation that has been passed down from generation to generation since the time of Buddha himself.


Kadampa Buddhism Worldwide 2023 Brochure

The 2023 international brochure showing the latest developments in Modern Kadampa Buddhism worldwide, and the international teaching program of Festivals and Dharma Celebrations for the year is now available.

The brochure shows the extraordinary developments in Kadam Dharma around the world that have emanated from the heart of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Please share this amazing story.

Upcoming Festivals

Meet Our Resident Teacher

Kadam Lucy James

Kadam Lucy James is an internationally-renowned Kadampa Teacher. She brings to Kadampa Meditation Center Colorado deep experience from several decades of meditation practice, as well as inspiring, insightful and practical teachings and guided meditations. Learn more about Kadam Lucy

Our other Kadampa Teachers

Kadampa Meditation Center Colorado has a diverse body of dedicated Kadampa meditation practitioners who teach a variety of weekly classes. Learn more about our other Kadampa teachers

Kadampa Meditation Center (formerly Avalokiteshvara Buddhist Center) is a very welcoming and peaceful place for everyone! No matter what kind of mood I'm in when I arrive, I ALWAYS... read more

Jen F. Avatar Jen F.

One of the best places to go for meditation that I have ever visited 🥰

Erica Richardson Avatar Erica Richardson

There’s a wonderful range of Live-streamed teachings and meditation classes from one of the most senior meditation teachers in the international organization. Kadam Lucy is outstanding! The other teachers are... read more

Nancy Creech Avatar Nancy Creech

Oh my goodness, such a great place. Sometimes they have free lunchtime meditations, other times a small fee. But they have meditation several times per week, events,’s a wonderful... read more

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