Monday Night Drop-in Class

Monday 7:30pm - 9:00pm

4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Series: The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra:
The Kadampa Buddhist Path to Enlightenment

Course #1: 6 Weeks January 28 – March 4
Empower Your Mind, Deepen Your Meditation
January 28: Inner Science: Meditation & Mahamudra
February 4: Buddhist Refuge & the Cycle of Impure Life
February 11: Pure Love: Others Are My Path to Enlightenment
February 18: Purify Negative Karma: Remove Inner Obstacles
February 25: The Power of Correct Imagination: Mandala Offerings
March 4: Inspiration: Connect to Your Transcendental Potential

Meditation is a scientific method to improve our human nature and inner qualities. Effective meditation can solve our inner problems of depression, anxiety and confusion about the purpose and meaning of our life. In this course we will explore ancient yet deeply relevant Buddhist preliminary practices that create the mental environment in which meditation can be experienced as truly transformative.

Course #2: 5 Weeks March 11 – April 8
Discover the Limitless Potential of Your Mind

March 11 Boundless Clarity: The Nature of Awareness
March 18 Creator and Perceiver: The Function of Your Mind
March 25 Mindfulness & Concentration: Abiding in Clarity
April 1 Discover Limitless Mental Freedom
April 8 Illusions, Dreams & the Nature of Reality

Almost no one in modern society truly understands the nature of consciousness. Buddha was a master of the mind, and revealed its nature, function and how to access our limitless potential for transcendent peace and meaning. This course will provide an experiential, meditative framework for discovering the power and potential of our own mind.

What to Expect at a Class:
Our Monday evening introductory meditation class begins with a guided meditation, followed by a talk on a certain topic (listed above), and ends with another guided meditation. Class is followed by refreshments and time to chat with the teacher and other students. Everyone is welcome. DROP IN AND JOIN AT ANY TIME!  NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.

COST:
$15/Class
FREE for all Supporting Members
FREE for 1st time visitors to KMC Hollywood

**Please arrive 15 minutes before class for registration and to get settled in the meditation hall. Once the 1st meditation has started, you will need to wait outside in the community room where there is a video broadcast before you can join the class. This to ensure that everyone has a positive meditation experience. Thank you for your kind understanding!

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About the teacher
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Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Resident Teacher and Western US National Spiritual Director. Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk, the Western US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at KMC-Hollywood. He is a close disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, having received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him. Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help student discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.

  • Monday
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood
  • 4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
  • $15
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