Monday Night Drop-in Class

Monday 7:30pm - 9:00pm

4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Modern Buddhism: The Science of Happiness

Modern Buddhism provides inner scientific methods for improving the quality of our mind and life. It is a unique, practical presentation of Buddhism, modern yet preserving the authenticity and original meaning of these profound teachings. Through gaining experience of these methods you can:
– Overcome your anger, attachment, and discouragement
– Increase your compassion and wisdom, and
– Bring great benefit to your family, friends and world

The “Modern Buddhism Series” is a special new set of courses being offered at KMC Hollywood based on the text “Modern Buddhism”. Course one is based on the Preface of the book.

October 21 Public Talk: Modern Buddhism: The Science of Happiness
October 28 Inner & Outer Technology with Gen Rigpa
November 4 Respond to Difficulties with a Positive Mind with Gen Rigpa
November 11 Karma: The Relationship Between Mind and Experience with Gen Rigpa
November 18 Tantra: Mind Creates Reality with Gen Rigpa
November 25 Meditation: From the Head to the Heart with Gen Rigpa
December 2 The Source of All Our Problems with Gen Rigpa
December 9  The True Nature of Reality with Gen Rigpa
December 16 The Real Meaning of Human Life + Holiday Party with Gen Rigpa

What to Expect at a Class:
Our Monday evening introductory meditation 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.

Although it’s most beneficial to engage in the whole series, you are welcome to drop in for an individual class whenever you wish.

Weekly guided meditations and Buddhist teachings are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners. Classes are held every week unless otherwise stated.

FREE for all Supporting Members

**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. This to ensure that everyone has a positive meditation experience. Thank you for your kind understanding!


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About the teacher
Gen Rigpa

Gen Rigpa

GEN KELSANG RIGPA is an American Buddhist monk, the Western US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at KMC-Hollywood. He is a close disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, having received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him. Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help students discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.

  • Monday
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood
  • 4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
  • $15
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