Modern Buddhism

Modern Buddhism is the application of the Buddhist paths of compassion and wisdom to modern daily life. It is an international movement without affiliations to any specific country or culture founded by the contemporary Buddhist master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Modern Buddhism brings the ancient wisdom of Buddha into the modern world free from any cultural trappings and shows how to integrate Buddhist meditation and other practices into our busy lives.

You do not have to be a Buddhist to attend modern Buddhism events or to benefit from them.

“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Transform Your Life

The instructions given at our classes are scientific methods for improving our inner qualities and reaching our highest potential through developing the enormous capacity of our mind. If many people begin to practice these teachings in Los Feliz, in Hollywood, and throughout Los Angeles, it will have a powerful impact upon this city, and therefore the world.

There is an unmistaken relationship between the state of our mind and our experience of our world. Through studying and practicing meditation and modern Buddhism, we learn how to initiate a positive change within, which in turn affects our thoughts, how we speak to others, and our actions. Gradually, we become more patient, kind, content, joyful, generous and peaceful, which definitely influences others in a positive way. Therefore, by practicing meditation we are making a profound contribution to peace in our community and our world.