Sunday Morning Drop-In Class

Sunday 11:00am - 12:15pm

4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
The Buddhist approach to create deep and lasting change.

How Much Can We Change?

One frustration many people come up against is the prospect of making personal change. This time of year, we like making new year’s resolutions, and often for a short time, our resolve to change goes well. But it’s hard to make it stick.

As the changes we tried to make unwind, we may begin to think “I can’t change!” We may even see it as a pattern: wanting to change, trying to change, failing to change. And we stop trying.

Cultivating Our Capacity for Profound Change

It is definitely possible to change our basis of identification – it just depends upon our motivation and our familiarity. — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Buddha explained that the reason we feel stuck in patterns of behavior is because we grasp at our nature as fixed and unchanging. When we think that way, change is impossible to sustain. Through putting Buddha’s teachings into practice, and cultivating our view in meditation, we discover that change is possible! We can let go of the underlying causes of our negative mental habits.

Eventually we’ll discover that positive change, even profound change, is possible and that we can become the person we wish to be!

Course Schedule
Sunday, January 6: Meditation and Profound Change
Sunday, January 13: Our Astounding Potential
Sunday, January 20: Are you Thinking Big Enough?
Sunday, January 27: Transforming Problems into Opportunities

Also coming up…

Fearless Life:Overcoming Stress & Anxiety
Sundays, Feb 3 – March 31
8-week course with Gen Kelsang Rigpa
Is it possible, in such a chaotic world, to be free of feeling stressed out and anxious? Yes it is. With Buddhist meditation we can uncover the underlying causes of stress and anxiety and learn how to let them go. Through training our mind we can approach seemingly fear-inducing situations with a sense of confidence, and even enjoyment.

Part 1: Stress Relief
February 3 Public Talk – Letting Go of Stress
February 10 Body of Light Meditation
February 17 The Art of Letting Go
February 24 Reality Check
March 3 No Class – California Dharma Celebration (See website for details)

Part 2: Transform Anxiety
March 10 Build Inner Strength
March 17 Confidence: Our Limitless Potential
March 24 Transform Fear with Compassion
March 31 Spiritual Power

FREE for all Supporting Members
FREE for 1st time visitors to KMC Hollywood

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.

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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
  • 11:00am - 12:15pm
  • Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood
  • 4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
  • $15
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