Sunday Morning Drop-In Class

Sunday 11:15am - 12:30pm

4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Sunday, May 12th — Mother’s Day Talk with Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Join on for this special talk where we will learn how we can view our mothers in the most meaningful and profound way. Gen Rigpa will share unique Buddhist ideas and methods that will help us to deeply appreciate the great kindness of our mothers. A perfect Mother’s Day activity! Everyone welcome.

Cost: $15
Free for mothers and Supporting Members of KMC Hollywood

Transform Your Life: A Blissful Journey

May 19 Introduction: A Meaningful Life
May 26 Inner Peace: The Source of Happiness
June 2 Understanding the Mind Purifying Our Mind
June 9 Meditation on Death: Opening the Door to the Spiritual Path
June 16 The Law of Karma: Cause and Effect
June 23 Escaping Samsara: The Cycle of Impure Life

Awakening the Heart: A New Perspective on Relationships

The practices of training the mind and the meditations presented within Buddhism are universally applicable and offer excellent methods for transforming our relationships with family, friends, partners, work colleagues and beyond. Relationships can provide meaning and joy to our life, but they can also give rise to friction, insecurity, resentment and sadness. During this course we will explore the methods of Buddhist psychology and meditative practice for re-framing relationships, learning to cultivate positive and harmonious relationships that give purpose and happiness to our lives.

Based on the texts The New Eight Steps to Happiness & How to Solve Our Human Problems, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

June 30 Public Talk: Awakening the Heart: A New Perspective on Relationships
July 7 Cultivating Love In the Heart
July 14 Let Go of Resentment
July 21 Blaming Correctly
July 28 Escaping the Prison of Ego
August 4 No Class
August 11 The Practice of Empathy
August 18 Loving Kindness Meditation
August 25 Emptiness: The Potential to Change

FREE for all Supporting Members

About the Class:
Our Sunday drop-in 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.
**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.

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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.

  • Sunday
  • 11:15am - 12:30pm
  • Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood
  • 4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
  • $15
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