Steps on the Path: Creating Your Own Happiness

with Kadampa Teacher Patti Blanco

Mondays, July 5th - July 26th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Online & In-Person (see below for details)

(Pre-registration for in-person is required)

Due to social distancing our seats, we cannot take walk-ins

$10 per class; free for members 

This meditation series will be based on the extraordinary book, The New Eight Steps to Happiness. Based on the famous Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa, this inspiring book shows with extraordinary clarity how to transform all life's difficulties into valuable spiritual insights that help us improve our relationships and develop greater patience, empathy and compassion in our daily life.


These methods have inspired generations of Buddhist practitioners for almost a thousand years and have brought lasting peace and inspiration to countless people. Now, with this book, Venerable Geshe Kelsang shares the immeasurably rich insight of this ancient wisdom to help us find greater happiness and meaning in our busy, modern lives.


“Everyone, whether religious or non-religious, is looking for happiness all the time and wants to be free from problems and suffering permanently. We can fulfill these wishes through understanding and practicing the instructions given in this book.”  - Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, The New Eight Steps to Happiness


July 5 -- Finding real happiness

July 12 -- A web of kindness

July 19 -- Source of all happiness

July 26 -- Knowing our mind

August 2 -- No class - International Kadampa Summer Festival

August 9 -- No class - International Kadampa Summer Festival

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ABOUT the teacher

Patti Blanco has been a student of Kadampa Buddhism, and a member of Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix, for almost 20 years. She is delighted to share her understanding, experience, and love of Dharma with others.

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Basics of buddhism

with buddhist monk, kelsang tabkay

Mondays, Aug 16 - 23, 7:00p – 8:30p

Online & In-Person

(Live-stream available for replay 7 Days after live class)

$10 per class; free for members 

During this brief two-week course, Gen Tabkay will give clear teachings on basic Buddhist principles and practices that have the power to guide us to inner peace, including information on the elements of a shrine. This class will help us develop an understanding of the mind and explore the relationship between our mind and our world.  This will help us identify how the mind functions to create both happiness and suffering. Finally, we will discover how to create a positive future and purify our mind with an understanding of karma.


August 16 -- Inner peace, power of the mind, what’s in a shrine?

August 23 -- Understanding karma and the power to change our life

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Beyond the Ordinary: Discover Your Potential

with KMC Phoenix Resident Teacher, Gen kelsang tabkay

Mondays, sep 6 - 27, 7:00p – 8:30p

Online & In-Person (16 in-person capacity)

(Live-stream available for replay 7 Days after live class)

$10 per class; free for members 

Through our daily routines it is easy to believe our life is mundane and ordinary. Even if we are engaged in traveling a spiritual path, we can find ourselves stuck: relating to our practice and ourself in an ordinary way. In this public talk and meditation, Western National Spiritual Director Gen Kelsang Rigpa will explain how we can learn to live an inspired life and take full advantage of our potential


September 6 -- No class - Southwest Dharma Celebration

September 13 -- The Power of loving-kindness

September 20 -- Drawing out our own potential

September 27 -- Drawing out others’ potential

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ABOUT the teacher

Gen Kelsang Tabkay is a Kadampa Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix. He has been a student of contemporary Buddhist Master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years. Gen Tabkay presents Buddhism and meditation in an accessible and clear way, dedicating himself to bringing peace into the hearts of others. 

Registration information and technical assistance

Registration Steps FOR LIVE-STREAMING

  1. Click the date of the class to pay + register to receive your Zoom link

  2. Select ON-LINE

  3. Look for an email from (it may go to your spam or your promotions file)

  4. Click the Link in the email  

  5. Fill out brief registration form BEFORE class begins (you will not be charged again)

  6. You will be taken to the live room (video feed begins 2 minutes before class). A link to the replay will be sent to your email after the class ends and remain available for reply for 1 week. 


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Registration information FOR ATTENDING IN-PERSON

Registration Steps FOR IN-PERSON

  1. Click the date of the class to pay + register to receive your Zoom link

  2. Select ON-LINE

  3. If you do not feel well, please do not come.

  4. You are required to wear your mask at all times.

  5. This class is also being live-streamed. We ask everyone to be in their seat on time so that we can start on time for our live-stream class attendees.

  6. All chairs are set at least 6 ft apart. We ask you not to move your seat. Please do not use floor cushions or sit on the floor next to your chair.

  7. We ask that people do not chant or sing out loud during any prayers played.

  8. We have very limited seating, if you are not going to make it, please let us know so we can offer that seat to someone else.​


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