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Sunday GP Concentration series with Roozbeh Godbhadpour: Guarding the Mind 04-28

April 28 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

$15.00
The Peace of Concentration Sunday GP

Sunday GP Series: The Peace of Concentration

Part of a 5-week series with Buddhist Teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa & Roozbeh Godbhadpour

Sundays, March 31 to April 28   •   11:15 am-12:30 pm

4/28 topic: “Guarding the Mind”

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This class is In Person at KMC LA.    *Livestream for KMC LA members at the Member Portal

In the fast pace of our work and personal lives our attention is easily scattered and our mind cluttered with endless distractions. When our mind is distracted, out of control and unable to focus, we are not happy and at peace.

On the other hand, as we gradually develop the ability to concentrate, we gain more and more control over our thoughts and emotions, and we feel more mentally stable and at peace. In time, our mind will do what we want it to do, like a well-trained horse that obeys its rider.

Concentration serves to focus our mind on one object, and it is particularly important for our mental health and our spiritual practice.

When our mind is free from the turbulence of distracting thoughts, it naturally becomes calm and smooth. As a result, when we are enjoying internal peace and happiness our craving for external sources of pleasure naturally declines and it is easy to remain content.

Join us for this 5-week course where we will learn how to strengthen our mindfulness and concentration through systematic training in meditation.

*This course will also serve as a support for our annual “Tranquil Abiding Retreat” where students who enroll train systematically at home on their chosen object of meditation, and then participate in a 4-day silent away retreat at a lovely Mt Baldy retreat center from May 17-20. Learn more about the Tranquil Abiding Retreat here.

No meditation experience needed – Everyone is welcome!

Topics remaining in this series

April 28 Guarding the Mind

$15 /  FREE for all KMC LA Members     *Learn about membership here.
Free livestream for KMC LA Members only – at the Member Portal    
*Note: Livestream access is live, at time of class only; no replays available
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About Classes at Kadampa Meditation Center LA

General Program (GP) classes are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. While 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 is 1.5 hours and consists of a guided relaxation meditation, a teaching based on the meditation topic, and final contemplative meditation. 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.

Details

Date:
April 28
Time:
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Series:
Cost:
$15.00
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Organizer

Kadampa Meditation Center Los Angeles
Phone
323-486-7074
Email
info@meditateinla.org
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Venue

Kadampa Meditation Center LA
4953 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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Phone
323-486-7074
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