Renovation project almost complete! | First GP class at newly remodeled KMC on Wed. Dec. 13!

Events & Guided Retreats

KMC Renovation Project Update

Wonderful news—KMC renovation project is almost complete! Beginning December 17, we will relocate our Denver area Wednesday Evening Classes, Sunday Morning Classes, Thursday Morning Meditations, Meditation Retreats, Weekend Events, Chanted Prayers and more to our beautiful newly remodeled Kadampa Meditation Center in the Slo-High Neighborhood of Denver!

Upcoming Retreats & Special Events

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

Sunday, December 17 | 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 2024 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 & New Class Series with visiting Buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Tabkay

Thursday, January 11th | 6:30- 8:30pm

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.


Fearless Into the Future: Boundless Love, Fearless Compassion
with visiting Buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Tabkay

Saturday, January 13th | 10:00am-4:00pm

In the business of daily life, it can be easy to lose sight of what matters most: our love and compassion. These precious minds bring incredible meaning, joy, and freedom into our own and others’ lives. By learning time-tested meditations for growing our love and compassion, our minds can become boundless and free from fear.


The Power of Mantra: A special meditation retreat
with visiting Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Tabkay

Saturday, January 20th | 10:00am-4:00pm

According to Buddhist tradition, reciting mantra empowers us to realize our highest potential. Through training in this meditation our mind will gradually become more peaceful and we will experience a more pure form of happiness. Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances. This retreat is designed for beginners and suitable for all levels. Everyone welcome!


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.


Clarity & Emptiness ~ Free yourself with wisdom

Rocky Mountain Retreat May 3-6 with visiting International teacher Gen Samten and Resident Teacher Kadam Lucy James

Often we feel stuck in painful habits of thought, perceiving our mind to be fixed and unchanging in its negative ways. During this rare and experiential retreat, we can learn how to dispel the clutter of our mind and the complications of our lives through meditating on the true nature of our mind. Abiding in the deep inner peace of this emptiness, there are no disturbing thoughts, no pain, no worry, no anger, no conflict, and no fear.

By meditating on our mind’s conventional nature, clarity, we can experience deeper and deeper levels of peace. Then by meditating on its ultimate nature, its emptiness of existing in a fixed, inherent way, we can quickly break free — uncovering our limitless potential for joyful transformation.


Residential Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center

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 a leading expert in meditation and 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.

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