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About the Resident Teacher

Kadam Lucy James

Our main teacher at KMC Colorado is Kadam Lucy James. One of the senior teachers of Kadampa Buddhism, Kadam Lucy has taught extensively in England, Florida, and San Francisco, and helped set up many thriving meditation centers since 1981. She is regularly invited to teach courses around the United States and Europe due to her skill in presenting both simple and profound subjects with great clarity. For many years, one of her main jobs was to help with the editing and production of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books, and she has engaged in extensive meditation retreat.

Upcoming Retreats & Special Events

How to create satisfying relationships

Valentine’s Day 2023 at Rooted Heart with Kadam Lucy James

Tuesday, February 14

Valentine’s Day is all about love, but what actually is love? What if our very ideas and expectations about love and romance were contributing to our difficulties in finding satisfying partnerships, or making these really shine? The teachings of Buddha offer surprising methods that will transform our perspective on relationships, helping us to see why so many of our experiences have been painful, disappointing, or even damaging, how to stop making the same old mistakes, and how to transform all our friendships, romantic and otherwise.


Building Spiritual Courage

A special mini course with Kadam Lucy James

Saturday, February 25

We encounter all kinds of obstacles in our desire to improve ourselves, to overcome our negativities, and to make progress on the path to pure happiness. We therefore need to develop great confidence in our practice and in our ability to deal with adversity throughout our spiritual development. In this course we will learn different ways of relating to ourself, relating to the pure and limitless nature of our mind, rather than our limitations. 


Transform Your Life

Meditation, the ❤️ of happiness everyday!

Tuesday, February 28 | Located at the Westward Gallery

Whenever our mind is at peace, we are naturally happy and positive. In a world of so many pressures, it is comforting and essential to know that a simple meditation practice can bring immediate peace to our life. During this public talk and meditation with acclaimed Buddhist meditation teacher Kadam Lucy James you will learn basic meditation techniques that have been practiced for thousands of years, and effective methods for letting go of anxiety and cultivating joy. 


The Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni

March 4 | in Fort Collins

During this very special event, our Buddhist Teacher Trina Gunther will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni. By receiving this empowerment we make a deep personal connection with Buddha that leads us to spiritual protection from all suffering and problems, known as Buddhist refuge.


Southwest Dharma Celebration: Seeing Beyond The Ordinary

March 31 - April 2 | at International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon

The Empowerment of Dorje Shugden & Teachings on the Heart Commitments with Gen Kelsang Rigpa, Western US National Spiritual Director



Nyungnay Retreat: A purifying fasting retreat

April 14 & 15

Nyungnay is a special fasting and purification practice performed in conjunction with prostrations and prayers to Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. This is a very powerful method for purifying negativity of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying delusions such as strong attachment and anger. It is also a special way of improving our minds of love, compassion, and receiving the compassionate blessings of Avalokiteshvara.


Upcoming Festivals

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