“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.”  — Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

General Program

Winter Series

Jan 22The Profound Practice of Patient Acceptance
Jan 29Patience and Wisdom
Feb 5The Power of Non-Retaliation
Feb 12How to Develop Faith
Feb 19Importance of Sense of Shame
Feb 26Consideration for Others
Mar 4The Mind of Non-Attachment
Mar 11The Mind of Non-Hatred
Mar 18The Mind of Non-Ignorance
Mar 25Why We Need Effort

Classes also held Mondays in Santa Ana, Tuesdays in Costa Mesa and Dana Point, and Thursdays in Santa Ana

For details visit the Orange County website:

General Program Format

Each class is two hours long and is broken down into several sections. We start with an introduction to the topic to be covered. We then still our minds with a guided 10 minute breathing meditation. It is followed by a 50 minute commentary on the actual meditation practice, then 15 minute guided meditation on the topic that was covered, a 15 minute intra-class discussion and closing with 15 minutes for questions and answers. Each class is self-contained and can be enjoyed on a drop-in basis. No pre-registration is necessary. $12 per class, no one is turned away.

Teachers from

Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center
Meditation Teacher:  Kelsang Lekso


7:15 pm – 9:15 pm


Back to Basics Health and Wellness
20311 SW Birch St
Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA  92660


Meditation Classes Wednesday evenings in Newport Beach at Back to Basics