MANHATTAN BEACH

MEDITATION & BUDDHISM CLASSES

It’s peaceful in the meditation class on Monday nights
at Body in Balance in Manhattan Beach.

General Program

CLASSES ON-GOING | DROP IN ANYTIME


September 11We Need Meditation in Order to Recognize the Source of Craving and Anxiety
September 18Recognizing and Releasing Ourselves from Anxiety (Anger)
September 25Recognizing and Releasing Ourselves from Craving (Attachment)
October 2The Practice of Contentment Brings Peace (Patient Acceptance)
October 9The Clarity and Peace of Non-Hatred (Freedom from Grasping)
October 16Mindfulness During the Meditation Break
October 23Understanding the Six Root Delusions to Pacify Disturbed States of Mind
October 30Recognizing and Reducing Secondary Delusions such as Jealousy,
Resentment and Miserliness

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“The real source of happiness is inner peace.  If our mind is peaceful, we will be happy all the time, regardless of external conditions, but if it is disturbed or troubled in any way, we will never be happy, no matter how good our external conditions may be. External conditions can only make us happy if our mind is peaceful. We can understand this through our own experience. For instance, even if we are in the most beautiful surroundings and have everything we need, the moment we get angry any happiness we may have disappears. This is because anger has destroyed our inner peace.” ~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


Meditation Teacher

Gen Kelsang Tangpa

Time

7:15 pm to 9:15 pm

Location

Body in Balance Health Center & Spa
808 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


Cost

$12 per class, no one turned away for lack of funds

Class Description

The class begins with a short introduction, then we engage in a 10 minute relaxing guided breathing meditation. This is followed by a 50 minute commentary on the art of meditation and the subject of the class.

The commentary is followed by a 15 minute guided meditation on the main subject from the days’ class, a 15 minute inner-class discussion and we finish with a 15 minute question and answer period.

“When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind, they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind. Therefore, if we want to be happy all the time and free from problems, we must develop and maintain a peaceful mind. Sufferings, problems, worries, unhappiness and pain all exist within our mind; they are all unpleasant feelings, which are part of the mind. Through controlling and purifying our mind we can stop them once and for all.”

How to Transform Your Life, pp. 10-11
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche