IMPORTANT UPDATE: 6 month renovation project underway at KMC CO Main Center | 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

TUEs evening

Boulder, Colorado

Tuesdays | 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 | 6:00pm-6:30pm
Monthly on Saturdays


Fort Collins

Heruka Kadampa Buddhist Center

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

Offering our Faith: A Special Annual Meditation Retreat

Saturday June 3 — Sunday June 4

We are so happy to engage is this special set of retreats to celebrate the connection we have to our Founder, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Every day we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, but on this auspicious day, with minds of rejoicing and gratitude, we will offer him our faith. This is an in-person & livestreamed retreat.


Introduction to Tantra—the Power of Imagination

with internationally renowned meditation teacher Kadam Lucy James

Saturday, June 10

Buddha’s Tantric teachings are methods that harness the imagination to produce powerful inner transformation and deep inner peace.
While the practice of Tantra is very extensive, this course will give a basic introduction including some practical methods that anyone can use right away. Through these special meditations we can experience profound inner change quickly. 


Living in the Pure Land of Compassion (US Festival)

Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara Empowerment and Teachings on Universal Compassion with Gen-la Jampa

June 23-28, 2023 | New York NKT Temple

Join hundreds of people from around the United States to receive the empowerment of Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, the embodiment of the universal compassion of all enlightened beings. By receiving his blessings in this empowerment, we can deepen our experience of compassion and come closer to a lasting answer to all our and others' problems.


Stop Mental Pain: A special 1/2 day workshop

July 8 | Lowry Neighborhood of Denver

Have you ever wondered why it’s so easy to feel mental pain? Why the world and our own life are filled with problems? And if it is even possible to become completely peaceful and free from negative thoughts and unhappy feelings?

Of all of Buddha’s teachings, none is more far-reaching than his explanation of how things actually exist – not outside the mind, solid, fixed, and real — but as in a dream. With this wisdom we open the door to limitless freedom, transformation, and happiness, through which we can also be of deep benefit to others and the world.


The Union of Sutra & Tantra

Post Summer Festival Rocky Mountain Meditation Retreat

with internationally renowned meditation teacher Kadam Lucy James

August 25-28

Based on the teachings of the Summer Festival at Manjushri KMC with the Gen-las, Kadam Lucy will guide a 4-day retreat on the practice of Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightenment, and how to integrate this into the practice of Tantra.  


Teacher Training Program Open House

Join us to learn more about the Teacher Training Program and find out if it’s right for you!

September 10

Now’s your chance to deepen your knowledge of Buddhism and train as a Kadampa teacher! Kadam Lucy James will be giving an introduction to the Teacher Training Program at KMC Colorado. This is our 1st ever Open House to this unique program on Sunday September 10th at 4:30pm. You can learn more about the book we are studying, the program itself and its benefits.


Stop Mental Pain & Problems: A special half day workshop

September 23 | Grand Junction CO

There is no greater method for experiencing peace of mind and happiness than to understand and meditate on emptiness.” ~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Have you ever wondered why it’s so easy to feel mental pain? Why the world and our own life are filled with problems? And if it is even possible to become completely peaceful and free from negative thoughts and unhappy feelings?


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

On Wednesday nights at 7pm; they host a meditation class. It costs $. The format for the class integrates self-analysis and meditation into a unified tool for... read more

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

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Online meditation available on Demand Pujas Tuesday Wednesday Thursday. Special guest from different stars and countries lead meditation. Currently Summer Festival from 🇬🇧. Lake District.

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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

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