In this half-day course the basics of meditation are clearly explained, including how to establish and maintain a practice. Download Free eBookDownload Modern Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in its entirety for free. Our Thursday evening meditation classes are suitable for everyone, regardless of experience. In this series, we will explore Buddhist meditations that help us face life’s challenges and difficulties with a calm and centered mind.
In these classes we will learn scientific methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind. If our mind is peaceful we shall be happy, regardless of our external conditions, but without inner peace we shall never find happiness, no matter how much we try to change our external circumstances. In this introductory course designed especially for beginners, you will learn meditation and the Buddhist approach to training the mind.


About the TeacherGen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk, the Western US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at KMC-Hollywood and KMC-California. Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico is located in Albuquerque and is the main center for Kadampa Buddhism in New Mexico.
Meditation is an effective tool to combat stress, depression, anxiety and other negative states of mind. And we will see that through meditation we can deepen our experience of inner peace and solve our daily problems from a place of clarity and wisdom. Meditation and practical wisdom enables us to cultivate states of mind that are conducive to peace and well-being, and eradicate those that are not. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness and a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice.


Everyone is welcome to find refuge from the challenges of busy modern life, receive clear, practical advice from Buddha’s teachings, and gain inspiration from spiritual friends including Buddhist monks and nuns.
Through her kindness and enthusiasm for meditation practice, she provides an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner for our society. Learn how to get started, and how to set up a personal meditation practice that brings a sense of balance, peace and clarity into your life. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help student discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.



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