Current series:

Buddhist Secrets to a Joyful Life -- Meditations to develop loving-kindness

Mondays 7pm - 8:30pm

Drop in for any class for $10 per class 


Buddhist meditators have known for thousands of years how to develop great joy from within through the practice of meditation. In this meditation series, Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Tabkay, will be revealing time tested methods for allowing anyone to do this: meditations on loving kindness. 

What to expect:


These classes are open to everyone. They start with a welcome and guided breathing meditation to settle the mind, this usually lasts around 20 minutes.

Then there is an inspiring talk exploring practical methods derived from Buddha’s teachings to improve our daily happiness, solve our internal problems and move towards lasting peace of mind. The teachings are very practical in nature, drawing from everyday examples and showing how we can remain mindful of the insights we gain during the course of our daily life.

The class concludes with a second meditation, based on the ideas raised and some take away advice on how to implement the teaching into our day.

Current classes run following a seven-week series but can also be attended on a drop-in basis at any time as each class is also self-contained. Classes will be based on part one of the acclaimed text Modern Buddhism in the section “The path of a person of great scope.” This can be downloaded freely here.


“If everyone sincerely practices the path of compassion and wisdom, all their problems will be solved and never arise again; I guarantee this.”

Modern Buddhism, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Class Topics



14 -- Training in affectionate love

21 -- Recognizing the kindness of others

28 -- Meditation on Equalizing Self and Others



4 -- Free yourself from the source of suffering

11 -- Meditation on the benefits of cherishing love

18 -- Developing empathy -- Meditation on Exchanging self with others

25 -- Training in Wishing love


2 -- Universal compassion

9 -- Developing the Supreme good heart, Bodhichitta

16 -- The path to ultimate happiness, The six perfections

23 -- Taking and the six perfections

30 -- Giving and the six perfections


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 over 12 years, having received empowerments and lineage blessings directly from him. Gen Tabkay presents Buddhism and meditation in an accessible and clear way, dedicating himself to bringing peace into the hearts of others. He was previously the Education Program Coordinator and Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina.

Venue Location: 
Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix
614 East Townley Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix


Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix  is a non-profit organization established to bring inner peace to our busy, hectic lives. Through practicing the methods taught, everyone can discover lasting happiness from within.


614 East Townley Ave

Phoenix AZ 85020



LGBTQ+ Friendly and Welcomed! 

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon

© 2017 Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix