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PASADENA Branch: Modern Buddhism: The Source of Our Pain WED 05-01

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


PASADENA BRANCH Series with Gen Rigpa: “Modern Buddhism”

Wednesdays, April 3 thru May 8, 2024      7 – 8 pm


LOCATION: Ahiah Center For Spiritual Living – Pasadena
150 N El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

5/1 Topic: “The Source of Our Pain”  

Modern Buddhism is a scientific method for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind. It is suitable for everyone from all walks of life, and offers the brilliant combination of a rich philosophy grounded in ancient wisdom with practical psychological tools suitable for everyday spiritual practice.

This course will be based on the Preface to the book Modern Buddhism, written by the Buddhist master and scholar Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Modern Buddhism is available as a free e-book for everyone to download at this link: Modern Buddhism free e-book

Everyone is invited to drop in and attend any or all of the classes in this series – No meditation experience is necessary. Everyone welcome!

Topics remaining in this series

May 1          The Source of Our Pain
May 8         Understanding Ultimate Truth

$12 / Free for KMC LA Members     *Learn about membership here.
About Drop-in Classes at Kadampa Meditation Center LA & our Branch classes

General Program (GP) classes are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. 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.

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. Branch classes last approximately 1 hour. Chairs and cushions are provided. 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.


May 1
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Pasadena Coordinator
(714) 906-2860


Pasadena – Ahiah Center For Spiritual Living Pasadena
150 N El Molino Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
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