Preliminary Guides weekly retreat is canceled until further notice

These practices are explained in the book "Oral Instructions of Mahamudra" and the sadhana we will be using for the chanted prayers is called "Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land". They are available for purchase at our meditation center or online at

Each Friday we will engage in 4 sessions focusing on one of the Preliminary Guides. The sessions include chanted prayers, meditation and mantra recitation as a powerful method to accumulate merit, purify negative karma and receive blessings from enlightened beings.

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Train in feeling protected and experience your mind as an ocean of faith.


The supreme method to purify negative karma, and therefore protect ourself from future suffering.

Mandala Offerings

The practice of the mandala offering is a scientific method to attain the Pure Land of a Buddha and accumulate a great collection of merit.

Guru Yoga

This practice is the gateway to receiving the powerful blessings of all the Buddha's through our Spiritual Guide.


About the Teacher
Gen Kelsang Lhadron is an American Buddhist nun who has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 15 years and is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center San Diego. Gen Lhadron’s sincere teachings are presented with humor and practical examples that make them accessible to everyone. Through her kindness and enthusiasm for meditation practice, she provides an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner for our society.