Monday Night Intro Class: Mental Yoga

Monday 7:30pm - 9:00pm

4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Within Buddha’s teaching​s​ we find powerful and ​clear guidelines ​for​ how to ​lead a healthy and meaningful life filled with joy and true happiness. ​In this course we will explore​ teachings and meditations ​that provide practical ​tools​ ​for creating ​constructive, life-changing habits in the new year. ​


Jan ​8​ – ​ Living Meditation:​ Happiness from a Different Source​​​​ with Kelsang Rak-ma
Jan 1​5​ – The Yoga of Eating​​ with Kelsang Rak-ma

The first 2 classes of this series will be taught by Kelsang Rak-ma








Jan 2​2​ –​ Moving Meditation for Mind & Body with Gen Rigpa
​Jan 29 ​– ​Transforming Sleep Into Spiritual Practice​ with Gen Rigpa

Do you like the idea of living in the moment? How can we actually live in the moment, in the present, in the here and the now? And do we really want to? Or do we try to distract ourselves from this moment because it is not very comfortable? In this age of distraction, depression, and worry there seems to be both great interest in and need for Buddha’s advice on how to actually be present and in the moment in a truly satisfying and meaningful way. In this four-week course we will explore teachings and meditations on patient acceptance, mindfulness and impermanence, gaining experience of spiritual insights that give rise to peace, happiness, and fulfillment for both ourselves and others.

February 5 Mindfulness: Being in the Moment with Wisdom
February 12 Patience: If the Mind Accepts, There is No Problem
February 19 Impermanence: Letting Go of Guilt & Resentment
February 26 Subtle Impermanence: Blink and Its a Whole New World

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. No previous experience is necessary.

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
  • $12

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