Sunday Morning Drop-In Class

Sunday 11:15am - 12:30pm

4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

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

Next Series: The Courage to Love

Love is the great healer, the harmonizer that brings joy to our relationships and great meaning to our life. So how do we remain open-hearted and loving in the face of betrayal, hurt and abuse? When we begin to feel wounded and insecure and overwhelmed, can we keep from shrinking into those wounds? Yes! Buddhist teachings reveal how we can tap into the reservoir of love that exists within each of us. In this series, we will discover how meditation can enable us to transform and heal all our relationships, including the one we have with ourself! Love will encourage us to stop living defensively – caught up in anger or resentment or despair. As we will see, our wounds can serve as the springboard for our becoming the powerful, joyful and beneficial person we wish to be.

June 30: The Courage to Love, Public Talk (pre-registration recommended)
July 7: Why “Love” Fails Us
July 14: Authentic Love will Change You
July 21: Caring for Self is Not Selfish
July 28: Every Relationship can be Healed
August 4: No Class — Center is closed for International Summer Festival in England
August 11: The Practice of Empathy
August 18: Loving Kindness Meditation
August 25 Emptiness: The Potential to Change

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

COST:
$15/Class
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
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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.

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