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


Wnter Series


Series I
The Path of Meditation
Sep 10The Path to Inner Peace
Sep 17Sharpening Our Concentration
Sep 24The Peace of Wisdom Nirvana
Oct 1NO CLASS (International Fall Festival in Williams, AZ)
Oct 8The Essential Meaning of Buddha's Teachings
Oct 15How to Stop our Craving
Oct 22Understanding the Source of All Problems
Oct 29The Mind of Universal Compassion
Series II
Essential Insights into the Enlightened Mind
Nov 5Clarifying Buddhist Wisdom
Nov 12How to Meditate on the Correct View
Nov 19How to Prepare the Mind for Qualified Meditation
Nov 26Training in Actual Meditation
Dec 3Training in Mantra Recitation
Dec 10How to Practice During the Meditation Break

Classes also held Mondays in Santa Ana, Tuesdays in Dana Point, Wednesdays in Newport Beach, and Thursdays in Santa Ana

For details visit the Orange County website:

In these classes we will study various Buddhist texts written by the Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Students can purchase books at class or online through the publisher Tharpa Publications.  Through study, contemplation and meditation we can solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, anger and ignorance, and make our human life meaningful.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is an internationally renowned meditation master and scholar.  In his books, Venerable Geshe-la explains practical instructions to complete the path to enlightenment, based on his deep experience gained from a lifetime spent in meditation.


Series I
The Path of Meditation
Learn how to be happy all the time through putting Buddha’s teachings into practice.
Fee:  $15 per class or $90 for series

Series II
Essential Insights into the Enlightened Mind
Come to understand the essential meaning of Buddha’s teachings.
Fee:  $15 per class or $75 for series

Enroll in both sessions for $150


General Program Format

Each class is 75 minutes long and broken down into several sections. We begin with an introduction to the topic covered, then we still our minds with a guided 10 minute breathing meditation. This is followed by a 35 minute commentary on the actual meditation practice, then 10 minute guided meditation on the topic, and 15+ minutes of intra-class discussion follow, questions and answers.

These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners. No special clothing is required and no pre-registration is necessary. After class feel free to stay and discuss the topic with like-minded practitioners.

There are two ways to join these classes:

1) Register for each Series through the Orange Coast College website by clicking link here. Simply choose series, add to cart, and prepay.  New Students will be asked to Create New Profile with a username and password.


2) Drop in and simply pay $15 per class, no one is turned away. Each class is self-contained and can be enjoyed on a drop-in basis.  Parking permit costs $3.00 per visit and more information is below.

Teachers from

Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center
Meditation Teacher:  Jane McLaughlin


7:00 pm to 8:15 pm


Orange Coast College
Allied Health Sciences Bldg #105
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA  92626

Orange Coast College Parking Map for Meditation Classes