Monday Night Intro Class

Monday 7:30pm - 9:00pm

4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Current Course: Love, Desire and Possessiveness
July 2 Difficult Relationships as Opportunity: The Practice of Lojong

NEW COURSE: Taming the Monkey Mind: Training in Mindfulness and Concentration with Mike Racadio

The specific objective of this course is to understand what concentration is, why it is so important,​ ​and to learn how to develop our powers of concentration through systematic training in meditation.​ ​Concentration completely determines the power and effectiveness of our spiritual practice, and the​ ​extent to which our mind is under control. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to our happiness​ ​and well-being, and greatly empowers our ability to benefit others.

July 9 Mindfulness: The Heart of Mind Training
July 16 Watching and Guarding the Mind
July 23 Overcoming Distractions
July 30 The Power of Intention
Part 2:
August 13 Focusing the Mind: The Benefits of Concentration
August 20 The Stages of Training in Concentration
August 27​ A Meditation Practice: Gateway to Peace

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.


Everything Is Possible in Emptiness: Meditating on the True Nature of Reality
Mondays September 10 – October 22 $12
With Western US National Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa

September 10 Life Is But a Dream – Public Talk with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
September 17 Everything Depends On Other Things
September 24 Subtle Impermanence and Emptiness
October 1 The True Nature of the Self
October 8 Everything Is Possible in Emptiness
October 15 Abiding in the Absence of Grasping
October 22 The Practice of Emptiness in Daily Activities

Emptiness is the true nature of reality. By gaining experience of the truth of emptiness we can learn to live lightly, with a flexibility of mind and joy arising from a deep understanding that in emptiness, everything is possible. Through gaining experience of this truth, we can become who we wish to be, and make a profound contribution to the happiness and freedom of all living beings.

Tantric Technology

Part 1: Imagination and Our Highest Potential

October 29 Tantric Vision: Beyond the Ordinary
November 5 Power of Imagination
November 12 Clear Light of Bliss
​November 19 Channels, Chakras & Mantra
November 26 Quick Path to Enlightenment

Part 2: Transforming Enjoyments

December 3 Transforming Desire
December 10 Bliss: Its In the Mind
December 17 Sharing the Joy

Buddha’s tantric teachings provide the inner technology through which we can unlock our potential to experience a sublime happiness and freedom that gives us tremendous power to benefit others. Through these profound methods we can take charge of our own identity and re-imagine ourselves in a way that brings immeasurable benefit to our world. Don’t miss this rare course – its the first time its ever been offered at KMC Hollywood!

About the teacher

Mike Racadio

Mike Racadio has been studying the teachings of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. As a teacher himself, he enjoys helping students discover practical ways to incorporate these teachings into their daily lives; his experience of Kadam Dharma and his counseling skills make him an effective and compassionate Kadampa Teacher

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