Buddha explained how the mind works with astounding clarity, and taught specifically how to generate the positive, or virtuous, mental habits that give rise to the joy, confidence, contentment and fulfillment we all seek. This course is an excellent introduction to Buddhist psychology and meditation, and is also a perfect opportunity to explore the masterful text How to Understand the Mind written by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

May 18    Love Conquers Hate

May 25    The Wisdom of No Self

June 1     The Courage to Practice

June 8     From Concentration Comes Peace

June 15   Guard Your Mind

June 22   Balance Your Mind

June 29   Compassion: The Wish to Protect


This class is designed to help those looking for Buddhist wisdom to help with stress relief and relaxation, as well as those interested in exploring the nature of the mind, and pursuing the Buddhist path. It is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

A typical class consists of a guided relaxation meditation, a teaching based on the meditation topic, and a final contemplative meditation. Although classes are given in a series, they can be taken individually, as each class topic is self-contained.

There is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of belief; you do not need to be Buddhist to attend. No pre-registration necessary.

7:15 pm

Kelsang Rak-ma

$12 suggested donation (free for members — membership info click here)

No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Tara’s Garden
Riviera Village
1840 S. Elena Ave
Suite 203
Redondo Beach, CA 90277