Please note:  These classes are offered for residents, guests and members of the local community.  If you do not live in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, please click here to find and support a Kadampa Center nearest you.

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FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS TO REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE CLASSES BELOW:
1.  Scroll down to find the class you wish to sign up for.
2.  Complete the payment form.
3.  Once payment is complete, you will receive an email with the link to the respective class.  (Please check your spam folder.)
4.  The link you receive is unique for you and is not to be shared with others.

General Program Weekly Meditation Class – Available Anytime (On Demand or Join Live 7:15 – 8:45 pm Mondays in Hermosa Beach)**

Summer Series – Living a Meaningful LifeWeekly 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.

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
Jul 20       Becoming a Yogi – The Faults of Remaining an Ordinary Being

Jul 27       Why do Buddhists Talk so Much About Suffering? (recording available now)

Aug 3       Understanding the Origin of Suffering – The Wheel of Life

Aug 10     The Buddhist Path and the Cessation of Suffering

Aug 17     The Big Picture – Buddhist Path to Freedom and Contentment

Each class video is available for viewing for two weeks from the upload date.  This class is prerecorded and uploaded every Tuesday morning at 9:00 am.

To enjoy this meditation class, please fill out the form below.  You will receive a receipt via email that includes the video link.

Cost
$12 suggested donation (free for members)

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

**For those happy to attend, live classes are held at:
Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center
500 6th St
Hermosa Beach, CA. 90254

Thank you for your participation. We know you will find these classes supportive of your Dharma practice.

 

 

Heart Jewel Meditation with Commentary – Saturday Morning 9:00 – 10:30 am (Live-Stream via Zoom or Join Live in Hermosa Beach)**

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)
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

**For those happy to attend, live classes are held at:
Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center
500 6th St
Hermosa Beach, CA. 90254

Time
9:00 am – 10:30 am

FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS:
1.  Complete the payment form.
2.  Once payment is complete, you will receive an email with the link to join the Zoom Live-Stream class on the appropriate date and time.  (Please check your spam folder.)
3. The link you receive is unique for you and is not to be shared with others.
4.  Please download the Zoom app from Zoom.us/download to your computer.
5.  Simply click the link in your email to join the Live-Stream class 15 minutes before it begins.
6.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Prayers for World Peace – Reciting Buddha’s Heart Sutra and Meditation on the Wisdom Realizing Emptiness – Sunday Morning 11:00 – 11:50 am (Live-Stream via Zoom or Join Live in Hermosa Beach)**

Weekly Online Meditiation Class of Buddha's Heart Sutra also known as the Great MotherWe 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)
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

**For those happy to attend, live classes are held at:
Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center
500 6th St
Hermosa Beach, CA. 90254

Time
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS:
1. Complete the payment form.
2. Once payment is complete, you will receive an email with the link to join the Zoom Live-Stream class on the appropriate date and time. (Please check your spam folder.)
3. The link you receive is unique for you and is not to be shared with others.
4. Please download the Zoom app from Zoom.us/download to your computer.
5. Simply click the link in your email to join the Live-Stream class 15 minutes before it begins.