Sunday Morning Drop-In Class

Sunday 11:15am - 12:30pm

4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Current series: Letting Go of Anxiety

With Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Many people suffer from fear and anxiety, feeling overwhelmed by the stress and unpredictability of everyday life. In this course, we’ll explore mindfulness methods and meditations from Buddha’s teachings that help us deal with fear and tension more effectively and eventually become peaceful, fearless and confident.

Feb 9: Letting Go of Anxiety
Feb 16: Creating Space through Acceptance
Feb 23: Confidence & the Power of Imagination
March 1: Thinking Big: Changing Our Perspective
March 8: Enlightened Fearlessness
March 15 – NO CLASS due to to the California Dharma Celebration
March 22: Transform Fear with Compassion

March 29: The Healing Practice of Taking and Giving


In situations of conflict, we tend to become angry easily. We even think anger will help us ‘win our battles’, and we rely on it as if it were our trusted friend. The mind of anger, however, leaves a trail of broken relationships, lost opportunities, and painful feelings in its wake. There’s a reason for this. According to Buddha anger is a deluded, unpeaceful mind that distorts our perception, causing us to exaggerate problems so that they feel unmanageable. Consequently, so much of our life feels overwhelming, which makes us even more angry and unhappy, both with ourselves and others.

During this special talk and guided meditation, Gen Rigpa will explain Buddha’s illuminating and practical teachings on how to let go of anger. Putting these explanations into practice will enable us to transform the energy of anger into a creative response that opens us up to resolutions and new possibilities.

Following this special event, a 5-week follow-up course will be offered. This is a great opportunity for those looking to create deep and lasting change to go deeper into Buddha’s profound teachings on eradicating anger.

April 5 A Life Beyond Anger
April 12 Understanding Our Anger
April 19 Self-hatred vs. Self-Acceptance
April 26 Transforming Pain and Hurt
May 3 Responding Skillfully to Conflict
May 10 The Power of Love

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.

About the teacher
Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Resident Teacher and Western US National Spiritual Director. 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 student discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.

  • Sunday
  • 11:15am - 12:30pm
  • Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood
  • 4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
  • $15

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