Monday Night Drop-in Class

Monday 7:30pm - 9:00pm

4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Next Series: A Buddhist Approach to Addiction, Craving and Attachment

Nearly everyone experiences the pain associated withN craving and attachment, and many people suffer from some type of addiction. Through gaining insight into our own mind we can learn how to overcome compulsive ways of thinking and acting that compel us to seek satisfaction from the wrong sources. Whether we struggle with food, drugs, social media, relationships or any form of addictive behavior, this course is designed to help participants gradually gain freedom from the pervasive and painful mental habits of craving, attachment, and addiction in order to realize and fulfill the true meaning and purpose of this human life. Each class consists of guided meditations, practical advice, and an opportunity for discussion.

June 17 Buddhist Psychology: Understanding Attachment & Addiction – Public Talk with Gen Rigpa
Pre-registration encouraged
June 24 Train Your Mind: How Intention Creates Our World with Roozbeh Ghobadpour
July 1 The Power of Mindfulness: Holding a Good Intention with Roozbeh Ghobadpour
July 8 Guarding the Mind: Looking Out for Trouble with Roozbeh Ghobadpour
July 15 Escaping the Prison of Attachment through Love with Roozbeh Ghobadpour
July 22 Healing Addiction with Compassion: The Practice of Taking with Roozbeh Ghobadpour
July 29 Dissolving Away the Attached Self with Roozbeh Ghobadpour

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.

Although it’s most beneficial to engage in the whole series, you are welcome to drop in for an individual class whenever you wish.

Weekly guided meditations and Buddhist teachings are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners. Classes are held every week unless otherwise stated.

FREE for all Supporting Members

**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

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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