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Bodhisattva Ceremony & Teachings 

A Grand Opening Event with Deputy Spiritual Director Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

March 9th & 10th

March 9 & 10


COST: $100 for the entire event
$50 for Sat | $50 for Sun
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Kadampa Meditation Center Colorado
4840 West 29th Avenue
Denver, CO 80212

About this event

We are delighted to invite you to a profoundly transformative event – the Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony and teachings on the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.

The Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony marks a unique opportunity for both newcomers and experienced practitioners to explore the path of the Bodhisattva – an enlightening journey of compassion, altruism, and the commitment to alleviating the suffering of all beings and benefiting others through following the Bodhisattva's way of life.

Whether you are new to the teachings or have been on the spiritual path for some time, this event promises insights that can bring about very positive changes in your life. The Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony is an opportunity to start committing to this compassionate way of living.

Thank you for being a part of this significant milestone in our journey! The whole weekend is dedicated to world peace.

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“The main purpose of practicing Mahayana Buddhism is to attain Buddhahood to benefit all living beings. To accomplish this aim, we must first generate bodhichitta, and then adopt the Bodhisattva’s way of life by receiving and maintaining the Bodhisattva vows.” ~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


Saturday, March 9

Teaching on How to Become a Bodhisattva: 10:30am-12 noon

Lunch 12–1:30pm

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony: 1:30-3:30pm

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja: 4:00-5:00pm (optional)


Sunday, March 10

Teaching on the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part One: 10:30am-12 noon

Lunch 12–1:30pm

Teaching on the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part Two: 1:30-3:00pm

Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja: 4:00-6:00pm (optional) 


Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Gen-la Jampa is an ordained Buddhist teacher and the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU).

As a senior NKT teacher, Gen-la Jampa has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years, and under Geshe-la’s guidance has taught at many centers and events around the world.

Gen-la is well-loved for his clear and inspiring teachings and his ability to touch people’s hearts through his sincerity and loving-kindness.

Hotels and Restaurants Nearby

Hotels/Where to stay

KMC CO is located in the Slo-Hi neighborhood of Denver, but there are several interesting neighborhoods nearby such as Edgewater, Highlands, Tennyson and Arvada. We recommended avoiding hotels on Colfax road. 

Best Walkable Option?—Airbnb

We suggest looking into Airbnbs in  the SloHi, Sloan's Lake, or Edgewater neighborhoods for closest accommodations to KMC CO and for the most walkable options.

Major Hotels Nearby

Highlands Neighborhood
Near Speer (heading towards downtown). There are several hotels 2 miles East on 29th. If you enjoy a modest walk, it is possible to walk from here to KMC CO. You could also take the bus from here.

Arvada Neighborhood
5 miles NW from KMC CO—would need a car


There are many good restaurants around to choose from. Below is a suggestion of restaurants close to KMC CO which have vegetarian and vegan options. 

Edgewater Public Market 
An eclectic collective of local food stalls, retail boutiques, and rotating events.

Gladys is a vegetable-focused food concept that celebrates, adores, & elevates all things "plant". The cuisine at gladys shifts with the seasons, supporting nearby farms, local purveyors, & artisans within our community

Cochina Tacos
Vegetarian tacos and salads available.

Meta Burger
There’s nothing more American than an old-fashioned burger and fries, but the 2019 version is made from soy, seasoned in-house, and decorated with toppings like vegan bacon. The hot dogs, shakes, French fries, and nachos here are also all vegan.

Spice Room | Neighborhood Indian Bistro
Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free cooking—one of Denver’s most vegetarian-friendly Indian dining experiences.

Vital Root
An almost completely vegan, fast-casual menu in the Tennyson Art District.


Kadampa Meditation Center Colorado
4840 West 29th Avenue
, Denver, CO 80212

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