Welcome to the CADC ONLINE

Everyone is Welcome! Join hundreds of people ONLINE at the California Dharma Celebration for a long and meaningful weekend on faith and wisdom. 


At this special event,Gen Kelsang Rigpa, the Western United States National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU., will grant the empowerment of the Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden.

Dorje Shugden, our Dharma protector, is a manifestation of all Buddhas’ wisdom and compassion. He is’s our supreme spiritual friend, protecting our personal experience of Dharma, and helping to transform the conditions of our life into the spiritual path. Dorje Shugden is a powerful being who helps us in ways both seen and unseen so that we can become the confident, positive and beneficial person we wish to be.

What is an Empowerment?

The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we connect to the Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden’s enlightened mind. By receiving these inspiring blessings, our own potential for wisdom, love, and spiritual power grows as we gain the confidence and conditions we need to make progress on the spiritual path. Through the power of Dorje Shugden’s protection, blessings and special care we can definitely realize the greatest meaning of this precious human life.

Whether new to Buddhism or an experienced practitioner, everyone is welcome to this weekend celebration. The event will be streamed online from Los Angeles at Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood.

Profits raised by the California Dharma Celebration are dedicated for public benefit to the International Temples Project and used for the development of the Kadampa Meditation Centers, International Retreat Centers and Temple Projects throughout the world. This project was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, with the aim to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly.

Our founder, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is the inspiration behind the California Dharma Celebration. He is a fully accomplished meditation master, internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism, and founder of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union.  For more information on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, visit the “Our Teachers” page.

This Celebration is hosted by NKT Centers in
Hermosa BeachHollywoodLos AngelesPalm SpringsPenngroveSacramento San DiegoSan FranciscoSanta Ana
Santa BarbaraWestlake Village

PLUS 2 Follow-up Events (hosted separately by KMC Hollywood)

Monday, Sept 14 | 9am-5:15pm | A Day-long Heart Jewel Retreat with Gen Kelsang Choma (1-Week Replay available)
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and later in September…

Fri-Sept, Sept 25-27 Drawing Closer to the Dharma Protector: Teachings & Meditations on Melodious Drum Long Protector (Kangso) Puja with Gen Kelsang Rigpa (1-Week Replay available)
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