Prayers for World Peace


11:00am - 12:15pm

Living Meditation: Training the Mind in Daily Activities

These Sunday classes are comprised of a simple Buddhist teaching, 2 guided meditations, and conclude with dedication prayers and wishes for peace in our world.

Sundays May 21 – August 27 (No Class July 30)

with Buddhist Teacher Kathia Rabelo

In this busy, chaotic world it is very important for our day to day happiness and peace that we learn how to control our mind.This is a practical course designed to show us how to apply simple meditation techniques in the midst of a normal, modern lifestyle. Everyone is welcome to this course on training the mind; no previous experience of meditation is necessary.

May 21 Training the Mind in Daily Activities

May 28 Letting Go of Painful Thoughts: Protecting Our Peace of Mind

June 4 Respecting Self and Others

June 11 Loving Kindness: Teachings from International Spring Festival with Special Guest Teacher Kadam Michelle Gauthier, Resident Teacher @ KMC Phoenix

June 18 Meditations for Eating, Drinking & Sleeping

June 25 Removing Suffering from the World

July 2 Giving Happiness to the World

July 9 Freedom and Contentment

July 16 The Preciousness of Human Life

July 23 Mindfulness in Daily Life

July 30 No Class – International Summer Festival at Manjushri KMC in the UK

August 6 Patience, Humility and Selflessness: Virtues for a Happy Life

August 13 Measuring Our Success in Training the Mind

August 20 How to Transform Your Life: Teachings from International Summer Festival with Special Guest Teacher Gen Kelsang Lingpur, Resident Teacher @ KMC Arizona

August 27 Always Rely Upon a Happy Mind Alone

September 3   No Class – Labor Day Weekend Silent Retreat

September 10  No Class – Statue Filling Weekend with Special Guest Teacher Gen Kelsang Norbu, Resident Teacher @ KMC Fort Lauderdale

This course will be based on the text Universal Compassion, a commentary to a powerful and insightful 12th Century meditation text entitled Training the Mind in Seven Points, which was composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva Geshe Checkawa. The course will be followed by an opportunity to study this text in greater depth on the Foundation Program with Gen Kelsang Rigpa beginning Thursday evening, September 14, 7:15-9:15pm.

“Our job is to pray for world peace – anytime, anywhere. With compassion, we make dedications and pray to develop and maintain inner and outer peace and harmony. We know there are so many dangers and problems arising right now, war and terrible things. We try to repair, to pacify, to cause all dangers and obstacles to cease through our prayers. With compassion, we pray every day for world peace, that the people of this world will experience peaceful and happy minds and meaningful lives. Through our pure intention, the power of our prayers and particularly through receiving blessings from enlightened beings, results will come, definitely. Our job is to pray.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, given at the opening of the US Kadampa World Peace Temple, October 2006

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 and KMC-California. 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
  • KMC Hollywood
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