Clear Light Buddhist Center


Clear Light Buddhist Center is open and equally available to everyone regardless of gender, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religious background, or sexual orientation. Learning to cultivate inner peace through the practice of meditation is what we share and is what we all have in common. Our Center offers meditation classes, a variety of introductory and in-depth classes, chanted prayers, and retreats. Classes take place in our beautiful meditation room and are suitable for all individuals at all levels of interest. Our Center offers a  peaceful sanctuary to those who seek simple relaxation and to those who wish to experience lasting inner peace and happiness, which is the result of practicing & following the Buddhist path.

Clear Light Buddhist Center was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in 2001 and is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition ~ International Kadampa Buddhist Union (KMC-IKBU), a global network of over one thousand Centers and groups around the world. Our Center is  located at 614 E Townley Ave in Phoenix near Dunlap and 7th Street.


An International Tradition
In addition to our Phoenix Center, there is also Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona in Tuscon. If you are interested in meditation classes in the Tucson area click here: Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona for event and class schedules. To find other Kadampa Centers through the world click here.

Everyone is Welcome
You are welcome to visit the Center, spend time in our inspiring meditation room, browse in our bookstore , or speak with other practitioners from our community. To get a feel for our Center and to learn what meditation and Buddhism is all about, you may wish to attend our free Open House on the 1st Wednesday of every month.

For books on Buddhism please visit Clear Light Bookstore or

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What is Kadampa Buddhism?