Winter Retreat


The Four Great Preliminary Guide Retreat sessions are invaluable tools for successful spiritual practice.  The sessions are sometimes called “gateways” because by stepping through them we can enter into deep and powerful states of meditation and gain authentic realizations. This practice purifies karmic obstructions, removes inner obstacles and allows the light of Buddha’s wisdom to take root in our heart.

Winter Preliminary Retreats at Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Hermosa Beach and Santa Ana

the gateway to entering Buddhism, generating the compassionate mind of Bodhichitta, the main path to Lamrim realizations and enlightenment

Saturday, Jan 11 • Hermosa Beach
Sunday, Jan 12 • Santa Ana

the gateway to purifying non-virtuous actions and obstructions, eliminating the main causes of suffering in this life

Saturday, Jan 18 • Hermosa Beach
Sunday, Jan 19 • Santa Ana

the gateway to accumulate a collection of merit or positive mental energy, the main path to attaining a pure mind and world

Saturday, Jan 25 • Hermosa Beach
Sunday, Jan 26 • Santa Ana

the gateway to receiving the blessings of all Buddhas, the main path for mixing our mind with the mind of enlightened beings

Saturday, Feb 1 • Hermosa Beach
Sunday, Feb 2 • Santa Ana

winter retreat session schedule (90 min each)
Saturdays 9:00 am • 12:00 pm • 4:30 pm • 7:00 pm
Sundays 9:00 am • 12:00 pm • 4:30 pm • 7:00 pm

Come to all the sessions or drop in to as many as you can fit into your schedule.  No RSVP necessary.


$5/session or $15/day (free for members)
Please call  (310) 848-9680 if you have any questions.

Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center
500 6th St
Hermosa Beach, CA  90254
310 848-9680

Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center
231 E Memory Ln
Santa Ana, CA   92705
949 350-3312