A Buddhist Perspective

Sundays  |  11:30am-1pm

This talk is for you if you: 
- Want to heal the pain in all your relationships
- Want your relationships to be part of your spiritual practice
- Struggle with codependency, neediness and insecurity
- Find yourself constantly butting heads with others
- Want to have more meaningful relationships
- Suffer from loneliness and isolation
- Want to know once and for all the REAL cause of all your relationship issues

The happiness and meaning we experience in our life is mainly created by the relationships we form with others. The more heart-felt and deep our relationships, the more joy and fulfillment we tend to experience.

However, in modern urban life, it is not always easy to make and maintain meaningful connections with others, and those that we form often sour or fracture. In this talk Gen Rigpa will share practical ideas from Buddhist psychology that we can use in our life to make and keep meaningful relationships with others.

This public talk will be followed by a 5 week course at KMC LA in order to more deeply explore the topic of relationships.  Everyone is welcome.

Register $15 single ticket / in-person only
Teacher Bio

Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center LA. Through his clear presentation and heartfelt teachings, he is able to help students easily integrate Buddha’s timeless teachings into our modern world, in a way that makes everyday life joyful and meaningful.


Kadampa Meditation Center LA
4953 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles

Health & Safety
  • Masks optional
  • Moderate spacing between seats in meditation room
  • Air purifiers + HVAC filtration + fresh air flow

During this event, we will collaborate with the Barnsdall Art Park to create a safe and focused space where everyone can learn about how meditation and modern Buddhism can be so beneficial in all our relationships.

We are a service oriented community, so please do inquire about helping during the retreat. Learn more

About Our Community

Everyone is welcome

Community is important to us. The way of being at the Center exemplifies how Kadampa Buddhist practices and modern life go hand in hand. We integrate the teachings we receive into the activities and dialogue that make up our Center life. It feels simple, harmonious and easy to enjoy your inner and outer environment.

Our Founder and Spiritual Teacher Geshe Kelsang Gyatso often says, "everyone welcome!" Yes, everyone is welcome to join the Center, its classes, events and practices regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender and so on. We know that everyone benefits from Buddha's teachings and we're delighted to have our doors open to help make that happen.

Did you know that all our classes and events are run by a volunteer team of 60+?! Check out the video below: