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Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center

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Learn to Meditate

Meditation Classes offered in Iowa and Illinois Quad City Region:
Davenport, Iowa
Rock Island, Illinois
Iowa City, Iowa
Clinton, Iowa
Galesburg, Illinois

*Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external circumstances.  
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.

Meditation Master and Buddhist Scholar
Welcome to Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center, founded in 2005 under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso; Internationally renowned Buddhist meditation master and scholar.
Kadampa Buddhist Center is dedicated to benefiting people by making meditation classes and classes on Buddhism available throughout the Quad Cities Iowa and Illinois region. 

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Buddhism 6-week SERIES
Thursday Evenings 6:30-7:30pm 

The mind is not the brain, nor any other part of the body.
It is a formless continuum that functions.

Vajrasattva Retreat 
Purifying our Negativity
Saturday April 12 – Thursday April 17, 2014

April 25th-30th US FESTIVAL
NKT-IKBU US Festival
The Festival will be held at Kadampa Meditation Center New York (KMC NY), the national center for the New Kadampa Tradition in the United States.

Ancient Advice

for Modern Times
Saturday, May 3rd
This Day Course will focus on Advice from Atisha's Heart; simple, practical advice that everyone can benefit from. 

Center Improvement Project Days 
Saturday May 17th & Sunday May 18th  
Volunteers Needed


American Buddhist Monk 
Gen Kelsang Jampa

presented a public talk in the Quad Cities 
Read Disptach/Argus newspaper article
Read Quad City Times article
THANK YOU to everyone who helped make Gen Jampa's visit special and inspiring!

KID’S Meditation Class

Lunchtime Meditation Class
Wednesdays 12:00-12:30pm
COST: Free


SUNDAYS 11:00-11:30am
at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center 
Cost: $5 


Foundation Program Study Class
For those who wish to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism, Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center offers a Foundation Program (FP) Class.


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 


Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center 

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.
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Due to requests we are now offering a Monthly Meditation Class Card.
Meditation Class Iowa
$35 a Month Card:
 Good for all GP Meditation Classes, Thursday Series, Lunchtime Meditation and Simply Meditate Sundays.
$50 a Month Card: Good for all GP Meditation Classes, Thursday Series, Lunchtime Meditation and Simply Meditate Sundays, FP Classes and Retreats. 

Cards are available at class locations or the center.

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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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A member of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union.

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