HERMOSA BEACH

MEDITATION & BUDDHISM CLASSES

Welcome to the Hermosa Beach Meditation Class.
Study, Meditate, Still the Mind and Enjoy.

General Program

Summer Series


Classes Begin June 22
June 22Our Precious Human Life
June 29The Dangers of Lower Rebirth: Moral Discipline
July 6Actions and Their Effects: Karma
July 13Developing Equanimity
July 20Remembering the Kindness of Living Beings
July 27The Disadvantages of Self-Cherishing
August 3Exchanging Self with Others
August 10Taking on the Suffering of Others
August 17Giving
August 24Tranquil Abiding
August 31Relying Upon a Spiritual Guide
September 7The Kadampa Way of Life: The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

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From the text How to Transform Your Life “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.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


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 / class – Join at any Time – Drop In Class

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
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso