06-19-2022 Sun AM Class: Mental Health: A Buddhist Perspective: Wk 9


Mental Health: A Buddhist Perspective: Wk 9

Class Title: “Re-Contextualize Past Trauma”

Sunday, June 19, 2022 Teaching with Gen Rigpa

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

In-Person & Livestream

Includes Video Replay

Everyone Welcome

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CLASS TITLE: “Re-Contextualize Past Trauma”

Class Description: Many people are reeling from the various stressors of modern life: the pandemic and all of its downstream effects, social unrest, economic uncertainty, and a general lack of direction and lack of purpose in life.

This is a perfect storm for a mental health crisis, which we can see unfolding before our eyes in families and communities. In this course we will explore how to not only cope with, but use these conditions as an opportunity for introspection and transformation.

Learn the basics of Buddhist meditation and psychology, and gain practical experience of tools that you can use to:

  • Develop peace within your own mind
  • Gain insight into how your mind works
  • Become a better, happier version of yourself


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.