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Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center

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Learn to Meditate
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Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center, founded under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso; Internationally renowned Buddhist meditation master and scholar, is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition - the International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU).
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Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center is dedicated to benefiting people by making classes on Buddhism and meditation available throughout the Quad Cities region. Meditation is a beautiful and practical way of finding inner peace, reducing stress and finding solutions to the problems of daily life.  Learn how within our mind lies an extraordinary potential for inner peace and happiness.


We will be working on the New Center space this weekend.
Volunteer times:
●Friday May 27th: 10am-5pm
●SUNDAY May 29th: 1pm-7pm
●MONDAY May 30th: 9am-7pm (Memorial Day)

●Tuesday May 31st thru Friday June 3rd: 10am-5pm
We have many levels of projects, so there is something for everyone to help with regardless of experience, so please come help out, have some fun and generate some Good Karma! 

Volunteers working on new center space
Center Space
Please consider donating to help make this special project a success: DONATE
Pure Mind, Pure World:
The Tantric Path to Enlightenment
Day Course ● Saturday, June 4th ● 10am-3:30pm

This day course is intended for those who wish to begin learning about Buddha’s most advanced teachings, as well as those who are ready to begin using these profoundly transformative meditation techniques to propel their spiritual development.

Inner Strength: The Practice of Buddhist Refuge
Where are our problems really coming from?
Saturday June 11th – Wednesday June 15th

Meditation Class at Quad City Botanical Center in Rock IslandIL
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Free Mindfulness Meditation Class

Quad Cities Meditation Class

KID’S Meditation Class Quad Cities 
Sundays 11-11:45am
Kids Meditation Class in IOWA CITY 
Thursdays 5:45-6:15pm
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The Foundation Program (FP) Class is studying a New Book: How To Understand the Mind by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


Buddhist Prayers for World Peace: Sundays 10-10:30am 
"Our job is to pray for world peace - anytime, anywhere.  With compassion we make dedications and pray to develop and maintain inner and outer peace and harmony." - Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 
Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion


Save the dates and treat yourself to deeply meaningful and rewarding festival experiences.


July 22 – August 6 at Manjushri KMC, UK
The Oral Instructions of the Mahamudra
– The Very Essence of Buddha’s Teachings on Sutra and Tantra with Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Khyenrab

International FALL FESTIVAL

October 7 – 13 in Toronto, Canada
Accomplishing the Ultimate Goal of Human Life
Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments
and Commentary to the Practices of
Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini
with Gen-la Khyenrab

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Wish List

Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center is a non-profit organization that is completely run through the kindness of volunteers. Members of the community volunteer their time to provide all of the programs and events which the Center offers, ranging from weekly drop-in meditation classes to week-long meditation retreats and other events. Everything from Center maintenance to publicity design and distribution is pure volunteer work.
You can help too by dedicating your time or resources to Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center.

Giving with the mind of Bodhichitta – the wish to benefit others 
– is the perfection of giving.


Learning Zone

To learn more about Buddhism please download your free copy of  Modern Buddhism:
This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed free of charge. The author, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, says: “Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time.” So that these benefits may pervade the whole world the author wishes to offer this eBook freely to everyone. Download it here.  

Learn to Meditate

Normally we seek happiness outside ourselves. We try to obtain better material conditions, a better job, higher social status and so forth. But no matter how successful we are in improving our external situation, we still experience many problems and much dissatisfaction. We never experience pure, lasting happiness. This shows us that we should not seek happiness outside ourself but instead establish it within by purifying and controlling our mind through sincere spiritual practice. If we train in this way we can ensure that our mind remains calm and happy all the time. Then, no matter how difficult our external circumstances may be, we will always be happy and peaceful.
For books on Buddhism please visit
Wheel of Dharma Kadampa Buddhism

Read Moline Disptach article about recent Mindfulness Meditation Quad Cities event presented by Lamrim Center  
Click to lean about benefits of meditation / mindfulness.

READ Moline Dispatch Article, January 2016
about Lamrim Center
READ Quad Cities Times article Jan 4, 2016:
“Davenport Buddhist center welcomes in the new year”
-Watch a Quad Cities Channel 4 Report on the benefits of meditation with Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center Resident Teacher Joe Gauthier
-Watch the TV Segment on meditation classes at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center in Davenport Iowa on the Paula Sands Live Show.
Due to requests we are now offering a Monthly Meditation Class Card.
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$35 a Month Card:  Good for all GP Meditation Classes, Thursday Series, Lunchtime Meditation and Simply Meditate Sundays and Kids Meditation.
$50 a Month Card: Good for all GP Meditation Classes, Thursday Series, Lunchtime Meditation and Simply Meditate Sundays,Kids Meditation, FP Classes and Retreats. 
Cards are available at class locations or the center.
Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center
located at:
502 W. 3rd Street (Entrance on Scott Street) 
Davenport, IA 52801

FYI, Scott Street is closed between 3rd Street & 4th Street for Davenport Central Fire Station Renovations.
Suggestion: Park on 3rd Street and walk just around corner to Lamrim Center Entrance on Scott Street. Meditation Class Entrance Scott Street

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International Spring Festival 2016

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Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center

502 1/2 West 3rd Street., Davenport, IA 52801
Tel: (563) 322-1600 Email:

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