Monday Night Intro Class: Karma

Monday 7:30pm - 9:00pm

4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

April 2 Who and what is the creator of the world?

We may often think, “Why is this happening to me?” Everything we experience in life, good and bad, is arising through the force of the laws of cause and effect, or karma. Through understanding the wisdom of cause and effect we can gain authentic confidence in our ability to create the life we wish for.

TOPICS FOR THIS SERIES:

April 9​ ​ ​Karma: There Is a Reason for Everything
​April16 ​ What Actions Lead to What Effects?
April 23 ​ How Can I Purify Negativity?
​April 30 ​Envisioning and Creating our Future

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.

COMING UP NEXT: Love, Desire and Possessiveness

There is nothing wrong with desire; however, uncontrolled desire is very painful. In this course we will explore methods to increase our good heart of love while reducing the jealousy, possessiveness and attachment that can wreak havoc on our relationships.

May 7    The Pain of Attachment, The Freedom of Love
May 14   Universalizing Love: The Practice of Equanimity
May 21   Anger, Attachment and Love: Purifying Our Relationships
May 28   The Trap of the Ego: Shining the Mind on Others
June 4     Overcoming the Pain of Jealousy: Rejoicing Practice
June 11   Insecurity vs. Confidence: Identifying with Our Highest Potential
June 18   Transforming the Needy Self: Letting Go of the Self We Normally See
June 25   Relationships as a Reflection of Our Mind: The Mirror of Dharma
July 2      Difficult Relationships as Opportunity: The Practice of Lojong

 

 

 



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
  • $12


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