HERMOSA BEACH

MEDITATION & BUDDHISM CLASSES

Welcome to the Hermosa Beach meditation class.
Study, meditate and still the mind.

General Program

Summer Series


June 21Our Precious Human Life
June 28The Dangers of Lower Rebirth: Moral Discipline
July 5Actions and Their Effects: Karma
July 12Developing Equanimity
July 19Remembering the Kindness of Living Beings
July 26The Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing
August 2Exchanging Self with Others
August 9Taking on the Suffering of Others
August 16Giving
August 23Tranquil Abiding
August 30Relying Upon a Spiritual Guide
September 6The Kadampa Way of Life: The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

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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


Teachers from

Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center

Time

7:15 pm to 9:15 pm

Location

Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center
500 6th Street
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254


Cost

$12 per class, no one is turned away – Join at any Time – Drop In Class

Class Description

Each class is two hours long and broken down into several sections. We begin with an introduction on the topic to be covered. Then we still our minds with a guided 10 minute breathing meditation. This is followed by a 50 minute commentary on the actual meditation practice, then 15 minute guided meditation on the topic, a 15 minute intra-class discussion follows and then we close with 15 minutes for questions and answers.

These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners. Each class is self-contained and can be enjoyed on a drop-in basis. No special clothing is required and chairs and cushions are provided. No pre-registration is necessary.

“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