TORRANCE (SOUTH)

(also serving Gardena, Carson, Lomita, Rolling Hills and San Pedro)

Meditation & Buddhism Classes

Meditation Classes serving Torrance, San Pedro and Rolling HillsEstablish Buddhist teachings in your heart through the
practice of
meditation and naturally develop positive and
virtuous minds all the time.

General Program

Fall Series

 

PLEASE NOTE:  CLASSES WILL BE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY BREAK FROM DECEMBER 18 – JANUARY 5


November 30Compassion - Living Beings Have No Faults
December 7A Mind Pervaded by Wisdom
December 14Advancing from the State of an Ordinary Being to a Great Yogi
December 18 - January 5No Classes
Winter Series
January 11Begins (check back for schedule)

Click here for Fall Series information

 

“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

Dr. Gail D. Kelley, Chiropractor
Charge Into Health Family Chiropractic
3855 Pacific Coast Highway, #5a
Torrance, CA 90505


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
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche