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Half-Day Retreat w/ Gen Rigpa: Taming the Wild Elephant Mind SAT 04-13

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Taming the Wild Elephant Mind workshop with Gen Kelsang Rigpa

“Taming the Wild Elephant Mind”
Half-Day Meditation Workshop with Buddhist monk Gen Rigpa

Saturday, April 13, 2024    10am-1pm 


In person + via livestream for KMC LA members

Our mind can be our greatest ally or worst enemy. Buddha said, “You are your own enemy. You are your own protector.”

We are all familiar with our busy distracted mind and how difficult it is to tame! During this workshop we will receive detailed advice about controlling our mind based on Chapter 5 of Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life by the great Buddhist Master Shantideva – the chapter is called “Guarding the Mind with Alertness” and it presents incredibly practical advice for mind-training.

Shantideva said that if we let a wild elephant loose in a populated area it will cause massive destruction, but the uncontrolled wild mind can cause much more harm than such a crazed beast.

In daily life there are many circumstances that provoke and disturb us. The advice given in this famous text offers many special ways of thinking, enabling us to remain mindful of Dharma and always protect our mind from negativity. In this way we will come to experience the mental freedom, balance and joy that we all long for.

Everyone welcome – no previous meditation experience necessary!


10-11:15am: Session 1

11:45am-1pm: Session 2


$25  /  $12.50 for Level 1 & 2 members  /  FREE for Level 3 & 4 members    *Learn about KMC LA membership here.

For Members Livestream: The livestream will be available live at the time of the event only; no recordings.  To request the livestream Link: after registering, please email: [email protected] 

About Half-Day Retreats at Kadampa Meditation Center LA

Half-day retreats are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. They are designed to help those looking for Buddhist wisdom to help with stress relief and relaxation, as well as those interested in exploring the nature of the mind, and pursuing the Buddhist path. All KMC LA classes are based on commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Chairs and cushions are provided by the Center. No special clothing is required, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of belief; you do not need to be Buddhist to attend.


April 13
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Kadampa Meditation Center Los Angeles
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Kadampa Meditation Center LA
4953 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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