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Frequently Asked Questions

When are you open?

Currently, Padmasambhava Meditation Center is open twice a week for formal practice. Every Thursday night we host an introduction to meditation class starting at 7:00 p.m. We watch an archived teaching of Chhoje Rinpoche, or if Rinpoche is in town, he will lead this session. Then, we practice together for a short time. The center is also open every Sunday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for anyone who wishes to practice. This is an open, quiet time at the center and many community members join for a short time to practice together.

We also run a book study group that meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. Visit our Facebook page for more information on the current book we are reading, or sign up for our book study group email list here.

Finally, we host a number of programs over the course of the year to facilitate study and practice of meditation, specific practices in the Dudjom Tersar lineage, and other programs connected to the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit our calendar to learn about upcoming programs and send us an email if you have questions.

What programs are coming up soon?

Visit our calendar to learn about upcoming programs.

I’d like to register for a program. How do I do that?

You can visit our program registration page if you know what program you’d like to register for. If you aren’t sure, visit our calendar page to take a look at upcoming events happening at the center.

What are the benefits of meditation?

There are myriad benefits to the practice of meditation and the cultivation of mindfulness, vigilant introspection, compassion, and wisdom in our minds. Scientific studies suggest that certain kinds of meditation may ease some psychological stress like depression, anxiety, and pain. You can listen to a brief teaching from Chhoje Rinpoche to explore the benefits of meditation practice from his perspective.

Who is Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche?

Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche is a teaching in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. To read more about Chhoje Rinpoche and the teachers associated with Padmasambhava Meditation Center, please visit the About Us section.

I’d like to make a donation. How can I do that?

Visit our donation page to make a donation. You can become a member of the center by setting up a monthly donation, or make a one-time donation for a specific practice like feast offerings (Tib. tsok) or life release. You can also make a donation on behalf of an ill friend or family member, or someone who has passed away.

Your donation will go to supporting the functioning of the center and the activity of Chhoje Rinpoche. Financial generosity makes Rinpoche’s teachings possible by helping cover the many expenses involved in hosting these events.

Where are you located in Denver?

The physical address of the center is:
1900 South Cook Street
Denver, CO 80201

This is in the University Park neighborhood of south Denver off of exit 205 on Interstate 25.
The mailing address of the center is:
P.O. Box 3734
Boulder, CO 80307

Where can I stay when I come to Denver to attend a program? Also, what restaurants are near the center?

Visit our Accommodations and Restaurants page for detailed information about local hotels and restaurants in the University Park neighborhood of Denver.