Kadampa Meditation Center LA
A Buddhist Monk’s Guide to Happiness: Wk 7 “Ignite the Fire Within You”
Sunday, April 17, 2022 Teaching with Gen Rigpa
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
In Person and Livestream
Includes video replay
CLASS TITLE: “Ignite the Fire Within You”
Atisha was an Indian Buddhist Master (982-1054 AD) responsible for reintroducing pure Buddhism into Tibet.
When Venerable Atisha came to Tibet he first went to Ngari, where he remained for two years, giving many teachings to the disciples of the king Jangchub Ö. After two years had passed he decided to return to India, and the king requested him to give one last teaching before he left. Atisha replied that he had already given them all the advice they needed, but Jangchub Ö persisted in his request and so Atisha accepted and gave the following advice.
This helpful advice from Atisha will be highlighted in each class in this series. We will learn how it applies to our modern lives today – how wonderful!
Classes at Kadampa Meditation Center LA
General Program (GP) classes are drop-in by nature. These 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 can also be taken individually, as each class topic is self-contained.
Sunday morning classes last approximately 1.5 hours. Chairs and cushions are provided by the Center. There is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.
Everyone is welcome, regardless of belief; you do not need to be Buddhist to attend.