Sunday 11:15am - 12:30pm4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
The Buddhist Way of Lovingkindness: The Magical Practice of Taking and Giving
Sept 1 – No Class | Happy Labor Day Weekend!
September 8 The Practice of Love with Joe LaMattina
September 15 Compassion and Imagination with Gen Rigpa
September 22 The Joy of Giving with Lisa LaMattina
“When we purify our mind through the practices of taking and giving, every spiritual realization will grow easily in our mind.” – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Discover powerful meditations on taking and giving derived from the Buddhist mind training tradition through which we can heal our mind and powerfully enhance our love, compassion and wisdom.
‘Taking’ is a powerful meditation on compassion using the power of imagination and concentration that can be used to help others and solve our own inner problems.
‘Giving’ in this context, is a special training in love that enables us to bring our future ability to give happiness to others into our present spiritual practice.
Finally, we will learn how to unite these two practices with breathing meditation which has many profound benefits.
There are four main benefits to the practices of taking and giving which are mentioned in Buddhist scriptures, they are powerful methods to:
– Purify the potentialities of non-virtuous actions that cause us to experience various difficulties and problems
– To accumulate a great collection of merit or good fortune
– To ripen our potentiality to benefit all living beings
– To purify our mind.
NEXT COURSE: Reflections in the Mirror of Dharma starts Sunday, Oct 13
FREE for all Supporting Members
About the Class:
Our Sunday drop-in class begins with a guided meditation, followed by a talk on a certain topic (listed above), and ends with another guided meditation. Class is followed by refreshments and time to chat with the teacher and other students. Everyone is welcome. DROP IN AND JOIN AT ANY TIME! NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.
**Please arrive 15 minutes before class for registration and to get settled in the meditation hall. Once the 1st meditation has started, you will need to wait outside in the community room where there is a video broadcast before you can join the class.Register Now