Perceiving Only Empty-Like Space: How to see the actual nature of things in daily life with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Friday, 19 March until Sunday, 21 March

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4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

In his latest book Mirror of Dharma with Additions, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso says:

“In the Heart Sutra Buddha said that there is no form other than emptiness. The meaning of these words is: Because the real nature of form is the emptiness of form, when we perceive form, in truth we perceive only the emptiness of form, but because of ignorance we cannot understand this.”

During this weekend of teachings and meditation Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will guide us to an understanding of these words of wisdom.  If we put this advice into practice we can solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, anger and ignorance and make our human life meaningful.


Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada and the NKT National Spiritual Director for Canada. A retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT-IKBU), he has trained closely with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty-five years and holds the lineages of his blessings in his heart. He is a very inspiring example of a pure practitioner of modern Kadampa Buddhism who relies sincerely upon his Spiritual Guide in all his actions.

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is an internationally renowned teacher and English Buddhist monk who is greatly admired throughout the world for his powerful teachings, his wisdom, as well as his pure example of humility and loving-kindness. He is also well-known for his deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings and his ability to convey their profound meaning in a very clear and accessible way.

Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Los Angeles and the Western US National Spiritual Director. 

He is a close disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, having received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him. Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help students discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.


Friday, March 19
7:30-9pm Teaching and Meditation

Saturday, March 20
10-11:30am Teaching and Meditation
12-12:45pm Meditation with Gen Kelsang Rigpa
2:30-4pm Teaching and Meditation
5-6pm Heart Jewel Puja (Chanted Prayers)

Sunday, March 21
10am-10:45am Meditation with Gen Kelsang Rigpa
2-3:30pm Teaching and Meditation


Heart JewelClick here to purchase ebooklet


Mirror of Dharma with AdditionsClick here to purchase ebook


This weekend event will have a replay option that will expire in one week on Sunday, March 28 at 3:30pm.


$70 for Full Weekend | Free for Level 4 Members (Please see your Member’s page for access.)


If you would have planned to attend this event if it were in person, you are welcome to register.


**We know many people are suddenly having a harder time making ends meet. Shelter-in-place has closed many businesses and affected many lives, especially financially. Please know we don’t turn anyone away for financial reasons. Email Raymond Leung, our Administrative Director at for reduced fees.

  • Friday, 19 March until Sunday, 21 March
  • Kadampa Meditation Center Los Angeles
  • 4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

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