Tickets can be purchased for individual classes ($12), as a monthly series of classes ($35), or get all access with a Supporting Membership
Sundays | 10:30am-12:00pm
with Kadam Lucy James
Tuesdays | 7:00-8:30pm
with LJ Aaen
Wednesdays | 7:00-8:30pm
with Kadam Lucy James
Sundays | 3:00-4:00pm
with Dylan Jordan
Thursday evenings April 15 to June 3, 6.30-8.00pm
Starting on Buddha’s Enlightenment Day, we are delighted to present an 8-week course based on Part One of The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra -- the heart practice of Kadampa Buddhism -- and on the commentary transmitted during the NKT Summer Festival 2016. This will be presented by Kadam Lucy in a way that provides the structure for deep experience of its meaning.
This precious text guides the reader through the profound and world-transforming practice of Mahamudra – the very essence of Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra. It reveals the uncommon practice of the Mahamudra of the Ganden Oral Lineage, which Geshe Kelsang, founder of KMC CO, received directly from his Spiritual Guide Trijang Rinpoche. We will learn how to meditate on each of the five stages of training in Mahamudra with an emphasis on gaining heartfelt experience of these profound and liberating practices so that we can integrate them into our daily life.
We offer a wide variety of weekly classes, most of which are drop-in and suitable for all levels of practitioner. Our Resident Teacher Kadam Lucy James teaches on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. These wonderful classes include guided meditation and practical teaching. We also have a Tuesday evening class with LJ Aaen and a Sunday afternoon class with Dylan Jordan, which are excellent classes for all levels.
Our weekend program includes beginners’ workshops—which are ideal for making some headway into meditation—, special one-time courses, and mini-retreats covering particular Buddhist themes. These are usually open to all levels of practitioner, but check each event’s page for details. These practical courses and workshops allow us to delve deeper into different areas of Buddha’s teachings and meditations.
We offer meditation retreats that range from half day retreats on Saturdays, to full weekends, and also away retreats where we stay at retreat centers in the mountains. These relaxing and often profound retreats help us create the space to more deeply contemplate and meditate on specific teachings and gain deep experience.
Looking for a relaxing, short and peaceful guided meditation? Our simple 30-minute meditations are an enjoyable way to ease into meditation. These are currently offered on Tuesdays afternoons and Wednesday mornings and are free or by donation. We also have on-demand 30 minute meditations with Kadam Lucy James you can access anytime you wish!
We also offer regular sessions of meditation prayers throughout the week, each comprising prayers in English and silent time for meditation. All the essential practices of Kadampa Buddhism are included in a series of sadhana booklets prepared by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and published by Tharpa Publications.
Currently on hold, when we start up in-person classes again, we will continue to offer a Kids Meditation Class (5 – 12 years old)! Kids learn how to meditate and are introduced to foundational Buddhist concepts, through teachings and fun crafts and stories, like: how to connect to a sense of inner peace, how to identify with their astounding potential, how to develop compassion and gratitude for others, and how to let go of agitating states of mind such as anger.
When we can meet again in person, we hope to continue offering drop-in classes at branch locations in Cap Hill, Lakewood, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Evergreen; as well as public talks at places such as the Wash Park Boathouse and Denver Art Museum.
Every year the New Kadampa Tradition ~ International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT~IKBU) organizes regional and worldwide Kadampa festivals—gatherings on Buddhism and meditation that explain how to apply Buddha’s teachings (Dharma) to modern life. These include International Festivals, National Festivals, and regional Dharma Celebrations
Kadam Lucy James is an internationally renowned Kadampa Teacher. She brings to Kadampa Meditation Center Colorado deep experience from several decades of practice, and inspiring, insightful, and practical teachings and guided meditations. Learn more about Kadam Lucy
Kadampa Meditation Center Colorado has a diverse body of dedicated Kadampa meditation practitioners who teach a variety of weekly classes. Learn more about our senior Kadampa teachers