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Meditation & Modern Buddhism

Welcome to the Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center. We are dedicated to teaching practitioners how to control and still their minds through meditation.

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Drop-In Meditation Classes


Why Everyone Needs Meditation

The only way we can make ourself and others happy all the time is through practicing Buddha’s teachings. This is because happiness depends on a peaceful mind. Through practicing Buddha’s teachings we can develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time, so that we will be happy all the time; regardless of whether our external conditions are good or bad, if we maintain a peaceful mind all the time we will be happy all the time.

The Benefits of Meditation

Just as a bird cannot fly if it has stones tied to its legs, so we cannot make progress on the spiritual path if we are tightly tied down by the chains of attachment, anger and ignorance. Understand the peace and wisdom of letting go of deceptive states of mind, letting go of our anger and dissatisfaction.  And cultivate minds of patience, compassion and wisdom.

Improve and perfect the minds that understand the nature of impermanent phenomena, how cause and effect function to bring about future pain or happiness, come to know how we create our own suffering and how to stop it, how we can love without attachment, develop compassion for those who cannot love, and develop wisdom through our own inner experience.  By following the instructions of training the mind, our wisdom will naturally and effortlessly increase and our mind will experience the inner peace that we long for.

Meditation creates an inner space and lucidity that increases our experience of the beauty of concentration.  From this concentration and good heart arises the inner wealth of clarity, stillness and wisdom.

By following very simple, practical instructions we can learn to make our life meaningful and with effort we can attain full enlightenment.

The Power of Meditation

  • Experience an inner calm and relax your body and mind
  • Deal with challenges in a positive way
  • Develop inner wisdom that leads to enlightenment

The Purpose of Training in Meditation and Contemplation

The purpose of training in contemplation is to make the meaning of the instructions touch our heart so that we can easily make progress in training in meditation.  If we do not sincerely practice training in contemplation our Dharma understanding will remain only intellectual.  Thus, it will have no power to solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, or attachment, anger, ignorance and other delusions.  Understanding this we should apply great effort to sincerely practice training in contemplation.



Geshe-laVenerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Resident Teacher

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Half Day Concentration Class
10:00am – 1:30pm Saturday, November 16
10:00am – 1:30pm Sunday, November 17

Fall Meditation Series
Meditations from the Heart

Monday through Thursday Evenings
7:15pm – 9:15pm

Lunchtime Meditations
Tuesday Afternoons
12:15pm – 12:45pm

How to Understand the Meditation Practice with Discussion
Heart Jewel Practice Explained
Saturday Mornings
9:00am – 10:30am

Meditations from the Heart
South Coast Botanic Garden
Sunday Mornings
10:00am – 11:15am

Meditation for Kids
Sunday Mornings
11:30am – 12:30pm


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