Taming the Wild Elephant Mind

Friday, 24 November until Sunday, 26 November 7:30pm - 12:30pm iCal | Google Calendar

4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Taming the Wild Elephant Mind: Special Thanksgiving Course with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy spiritual director of the NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher of the International Kadampa Retreat Center – Grand Canyon.

Gen-la Kelsang Jampa


About the Weekend:
Do you ever feel that your mind is like a wild elephant? Do you find that your thoughts bounce back and forth between distracting ideas and feelings without much direction or control? This is a normal experience in modern society. If we do not develop mindfulness, t​here will be nothing to keep our wild elephant mind from running back and forth in its customary, uncontrolled manner between objects of attachment, anger, jealousy and so forth.

T​he great Indian Buddhist master Shantideva reminds us that if we let a wild elephant loose in a populated area it will cause massive destruction, but the uncontrolled wild mind can cause much more harm than such a crazed beast.

However, ​if we take the rope of mindfulness and tie our elephant mind securely to the post of virtue, all of our fears will swiftly come to an end.

In this very special weekend event, Gen-la Kelsang Jampa will explain some of the essential mind training techniques taught by Buddha, giving us the tools we need to experience the mental freedom and joy that we all long for.​

Friday, November 24
7:30-9pm Introductory Talk

Saturday, November 25
10-11:30am Teaching
12:15-1pm Meditation
3-4:30pm Teaching
5:30-7pm​ Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja

Sunday, November 26​
11-12:30pm​ Teaching
2pm Heart Jewel

Full weekend: $60
Early Registration: $50 (Register by October 24)
Friday only $12
Saturday only $45
Sunday only $15

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About the teacher

Gen-la Jampa

Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition and Resident Teacher at the Grand Canyon International Kadampa Retreat Center. Gen-la Jampa is an internationally renowned teacher, traveling​ frequently throughout the world visiting Centers and teaching at national and international festivals. ​He is well-loved for his warmth and kindness and is known for inspiring and clear teachings. By his example, he shows us how to practically and joyfully integrate Buddha’s teachings into our daily lives. He is an inspiring example of modern Buddhism in practice.

  • Friday, 24 November until Sunday, 26 November
  • 7:30pm - 12:30pm
  • Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood
  • 4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
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