PUBLIC TALK: the inner science of meditation

Saturday september 30, 5:00-6:30 pm
BARnsdall gallery theatre
4800 hollywood blvd.

Meditation is an inner science. By comparison with outer science, which for all its great benefits, brings many dangers and conflicts, inner science brings only peace and never any danger. 

In this talk you will learn:

  • Why meditation is an inner science
  • How to develop a positive, peaceful state of mind
  • How to increase your confidence that happiness is possible

The inner science of meditation is geared towards fulfilling our deepest wish, which is our wish for happiness. In this special public talk and meditation, learn how we can apply the practice of meditation and Buddhist psychology to our life, and thereby discover real happiness from within our own mind. Everyone is welcome!

Light refreshments will be provided after the public talk.

This public talk @ Barnsdall Gallery Theatre will be followed by a 5-week course on Sundays, October 1 - October 29, from 11:15am - 12:30pm at Kadampa Meditation Center Los Angeles, just around the corner at 4953 Franklin Avenue.

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Direct donations will be used to help offset the cost of the venue rental.

If you would like to attend but have limited resources at present, a number of partial scholarships are available. To inquire about availability, please contact
[email protected].

September 30 5PM - The Inner Science of Meditation
October 1 - Meditation on the Breath
October 8 - Meditation to Increase Your Love
October 15 - Meditation to Increase Your Compassion
October 22 - Meditation to Expand Your Mind
October 29 - Meditation to Transform Adversities

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.


Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
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 for our inner peace and happiness.

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!