Wednesday 7:30pm - 8:30pm4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation – Mindfulness for Modern Living
June 28 – September 6
In this introductory class designed especially for beginners, you will learn basic meditation practices and the Buddhist approach to training the mind. An emphasis will be placed on learning how to begin a meditation practice at home, and how to integrate the very practical teachings of Buddhism into your life.
Learn the practice of mindfulness in relationship to the breath. A simple, practical method designed to create a sense of inner stillness and contentment by abiding peacefully with our own breath.
June 28 Breathing Peace
July 5 Purifying the Mind
July 12 Deepening Concentration
The Nature of the Mind
This sublime meditation is a deeply relaxing, spacious, and profoundly illuminating meditation. Through it we gain deep insight into the flexible and limitless nature of our own mind.
July 19 Inner Light: Relaxing the Body and Mind
July 26 Watching the Mind: Learning to Let Go
August 2 No Class – Summer Festival in the UK
August 9 Living and Meditating in the Heart
Compassion & Loving Kindness
Learn special ways of thinking that will transform your mind into love and compassion. These practices evoke a positive shift in our state of mind, benefitting our relationships, and contributing to peace and positivity in our troubled world.
August 16 A Good Heart
August 23 Cultivating Compassion
August 30 Love Heals, Attachments Hurts
September 6 Taking & Giving
What to Expect at a Class:
Our Wednesday evening introductory meditation 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. No previous experience is necessary.