The Essence of Kadampa Buddhism


Kadampa Buddhism arose from the immaculate teachings of the great teacher Atisha in the 11th century, and continue to bring perspective and peace to this modern world. This special weekend event will offer detailed teachings on the essential practices of Kadampa Buddhism, and in the afternoon we will engage in the precious practice of Wishfulfilling Jewel puja.

Everyone is also invited to a practice of Offering to the Spiritual Guide on Friday, November 10 at 7pm.

$45 ($25 for supporters). Morning- or afternoon-only options available below.
Cost includes a delicious vegetarian lunch.

Please make a selection

10:00am-1:00pm – Teachings with Gen Khedrub.
1:00-2:30pm – Break for lunch.
2:30-4:00pm – Afternoon offering ceremony with commentary.

Please also join us for the practice of Offering to the Spiritual Guide on Friday, November 10 at 7pm.

This event is taught by Gen Khedrub, the Resident Teacher of KMC WA.

Gen Kelsang Khedrub, a Western Buddhist monk, has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance for many years. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his kindness, humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.


If we have to walk across rough and thorny ground, one way of protecting our feet is to cover the whole ground with leather, but this is not very practical. We can achieve the same result in a much simpler way—by covering our feet. Similarly, if we wish to protect ourself from suffering we can either try to change the whole world to make it conform to our wishes, or we can change our mind.
– Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in Eight Steps to Happiness

Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
6556 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117 (map)
(206) 526-9565

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