Part of a 7-week series: “Karma: The Secret of Good Fortune” with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa
Mondays, Nov 6 – Dec 18 • 7:30-9:00 pm
In Person class at KMC LA. *Also available via livestream for KMC LA members at the Member Portal
Buddha’s teachings on karma give us the power to change our life, not just in the future, but right now, immediately. By showing clearly how our experiences arise from our intentions and actions (karma), we are given the tools to create the life we want.
This course will be geared towards helping us understand our karma – and consequently, our life – as something dynamic and changeable as opposed to fixed and stuck. Taking this insight to heart through meditation is deeply empowering and opens us up to a whole new creative and joyful way of being.
The 7-week class series will go into more detail on how precisely we can sow seeds of future good fortune through our thoughts and actions, and how understanding karma gives us the ability to transform life’s difficulties as well as our old destructive habits and negative experiences from the past into something positive.
Everyone is welcome to attend the classes in this series. No experience necessary.
Remaining topics in this series:
December 11 The Practice of Rejoicing
December 18 The Practice of Dedication: Meditation & Holiday Party
General Program (GP) classes are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. The classes 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.
Classes explore the basic framework of Buddhist teachings and meditation and explain how to use Buddha’s advice in our daily lives to solve our problems. All General Program classes are based on commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
A typical class consists of a guided relaxation meditation, a teaching based on the meditation topic, and final contemplative meditation. Although classes are given in a series around one specific theme, they are drop-in in nature and can be taken individually, as each class topic is self-contained.
GP classes last approximately 1.5 hours. 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.