Kadampa Meditation Center LA
Think Better: Buddhist Positive Psychology: Wk 6:
Class Title: “The Courage to Practice”
Monday, May 30, 2022 Teaching with Gen Rigpa
7:30 – 9:00 PM
In-Person or Livestream
Includes video replay
Class description: One of the most powerful ideas on the spiritual journey is to understand this simple, transformative truth: happiness arises from goodness. The more goodness, or virtue, or positivity, we have in our mind, the happier we will be.
Buddha explained this spiritual law with astounding clarity, and taught specifically how to generate the positive, or virtuous, mental habits that give rise to the joy, confidence, contentment and fulfillment we all seek.
Buddha mapped the mind for us, detailing the spiritual psychology that illuminates the inner paths that lead to happiness and mental freedom. More specifically, in this course, we will explore the 11 principal ways of thinking that lead to happiness as explained within Buddhist psychology.
This course is an excellent introduction to Buddhist psychology and meditation, and is also a perfect opportunity to explore the masterful text, ‘How to Understand the Mind’ written by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
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.
GP 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.