Heart Jewel

How to Understand the Meditation Practice with Discussion


PLEASE NOTE:  There will be NO class January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 16 and March 2 due to retreats and special events.

Saturday Morning Heart Jewel Meditations in Hermosa Beach

Our daily meditation practice contains preparatory prayers for creating the right internal conditions within the mind. These inner conditions allow us to develop concentration and when we concentrate on virtuous objects that are the cause of inner peace, our mind stills and becomes clear. The objects of meditation are the twenty one meditations in the Meditation Handbook that come from the great 11th Century Master Atisha. 

This special way of meditating also contains “Guru Yoga” a visualization of Buddha that bestows blessings, purifies negativity and increases our merit.

The second practice is a method for relying upon the Dharma Protector. Through this practice we overcome obstacles to our meditation practice and we create favorable conditions so we can nurture and increase our Dharma realizations.

These are the essential practices of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism and are found in the Heart Jewel Sadhana available in our bookstore or through the publisher Tharpa.  Sadhana is a Sanskrit word that means “method for receiving attainments.”


$5 Suggested Donation (free for members)

Meditation Teacher

Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Tangpa

Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Tangpa


9:00 am – 10:30 am

Please come 10 minutes early to get settled.


Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center
500 6th Street
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
310 848-9680

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This is an advanced practice open only to those with Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments.

Please call ahead if you are interested in attending 310 848-9680. 


PLEASE NOTE:  There will be NO class Saturday, December 29, January 12, 19, 26, February 2 and 16 due to retreats and special events.