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General Program Meditation Class (In-Person or Live-Stream Monday Evenings 7:15 – 8:45 pm, or Live-Stream Recording)

HOW TO MANAGE ANGER AND UNCONTROLLED DESIRE Weekly Online Meditation Class held at Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center where image of Buddha appears through window

This General Program class provides a straightforward presentation of Buddhist view, meditation and instruction on how to establish or improve a daily practice. This class is suitable for beginners or for those with more experience. In these classes we will learn why we need meditation and discover practical methods to attain peaceful states of mind.

In these classes we will study the beautiful texts Joyful Path of Good Fortune and How to Transform Your Life written by internationally renowned meditation master and scholar, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Books can be purchased online through the publisher Tharpa Publications or from our Center bookstore.

Each class is 1-1/2 hours long and broken down into several sections. We begin with an introduction on the topic to be covered. Then we still our minds with a guided breathing meditation. This is followed by commentary on the actual meditation practice, then a guided meditation on the topic.

Class Schedule – 7:15 pm Mondays

Apr 5      The Benefit of Aspirational Prayer

Apr 12    How Anger Deceives Us (Class Available Now)

Apr 19    Understanding the Perfection of Patience

Apr 26    Anger is An Illusion

May 3    Recognizing How Uncontrolled Desire Harms Us

Link updated every Monday morning at 9:00 am.

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

If you are unable to make a donation please contact Kelsang Drenpa at admin@meditateinthesouthbay.org.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Teacher
Gen Kelsang Tangpa, Resident Teacher

Live classes held at
Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center
500 6th St
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

TROUBLE ACCESSING CLASSES??  Please kindly check your spam folder then contact Kelsang Drenpa at admin@meditateinthesouthbay.org

 

Our Daily Meditation Practice Explained – Heart Jewel Meditation with Commentary (In-Person or Live-Stream Saturday Mornings 9:00 -10:30 am,
or Live-Stream Recording)

This class explains the beautiful practice of Heart Jewel.  Our daily meditation practice contains preparatory prayers for creating the right internal conditions within the mind. These inner conditions allow us to develop concentration and when we concentrate on virtuous objects that are the cause of inner peace, our mind stills and becomes clear. The objects of meditation are the twenty one meditations in The New Meditation Handbook that come from the great 11th Century Master Atisha. 

This special way of meditating also contains “Guru Yoga” a visualization of Buddha that bestows blessings, purifies negativity and increases our merit.

The second half of the practice is a method for relying upon the Dharma Protector. Through this practice we overcome obstacles to our meditation practice and we create favorable conditions so we can nurture and increase our Dharma realizations.

These are the essential practices of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism and are found in the Heart Jewel Sadhana available in our bookstore or through the publisher Tharpa Publications.  Sadhana is a Sanskrit word that means “method for receiving attainments.”

Cost
$3 suggested donation (free for members — membership info click here)
If you are unable to make a donation please contact Kelsang Drenpa at admin@meditateinthesouthbay.org.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Teacher
Gen Kelsang Tangpa, Resident Teacher

Live classes held at
Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center
500 6th St
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Time
9:00 am – 10:30 am

TROUBLE ACCESSING CLASSES??  Please kindly check your spam folder then contact Kelsang Drenpa at admin@meditateinthesouthbay.org

 

Prayers for World Peace – Reciting Buddha’s Heart Sutra and Meditation on the Wisdom Realizing Emptiness (In-Person or Live-Stream Sunday Mornings 11:00 – 11:50 am, or Live-Stream Recording)

Weekly Online Meditiation Class of Buddha's Heart Sutra also known as the Great MotherPLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO PRAYERS FOR WORLD PEACE CLASS HELD SUNDAY, APRIL 25.

We perform this meditation on behalf of all living beings. The purpose is to rid the world of the virus that is damaging our lives and economies.

In addition, all living beings wish to be happy but find their attainment of happiness frustrated by obstacles or hindrances, both external and internal. The recitation of Buddha’s Heart Sutra using The Great Mother Sadhana (prayer booklet) creates the causes to be free from delusions and disease.

Cost
$3 suggested donation (free for members — membership info click here)
If you are unable to make a donation please contact Kelsang Drenpa at admin@meditateinthesouthbay.org.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Teacher
Gen Kelsang Tangpa, Resident Teacher

Live classes held at
Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center
500 6th St
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Time
11:00 am – 11:50 am

TROUBLE ACCESSING CLASSES??  Please kindly check your spam folder then contact Kelsang Drenpa at admin@meditateinthesouthbay.org

PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO PRAYERS FOR WORLD PEACE CLASS HELD SUNDAY, APRIL 25.