What we're about

Our community is dedicated to bringing peace and happiness to the world, and to removing suffering. Through listening to modern presentations of Buddhist teachings and enjoying guided meditations, you can find the inner peace and happiness you seek, solve your daily problems, and gain greater power to help others.

Note that our evening and weekend class attendance greatly exceeds the number of RSVPs we receive. Our most popular classes can reach 75-100+ students. While RSVPs are encouraged, you do not need to RSVP to attend. Everyone is welcome...even spontaneous ones!

We are located at 4953 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Sunday morning Prayers for World Peace classes are by donation. Monday night classes are $12. Check our listings for costs for other events.

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Upcoming events (4)

The Power of Emptiness: Discover the Wisdom of No Self

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There is no more powerful insight for our spiritual practice than that of emptiness, Buddha’s astonishing and transformative explanation of the true nature of reality. It is because we misunderstand our own nature that we think and act in self-limiting ways that make us unhappy and entrap us in a prison of our own mind. Understanding how the self actually exists in a state of utter freedom and possibility allows us to become the person we wish to be, freeing us to truly benefit others and our world in the most meaningful and profound ways. What are the benefits of this retreat? – Learn to stop grasping at a limited self – Experience the space of possibility within you – Gain insight into how your mind creates yourself and your world SCHEDULE Saturday, July[masked]:15am Session[masked]:15pm Session 2 1:30-2:45pm Session 3 3:30-4:45pm Session 4 Sunday 2-3:15pm Session 5 4-5:15pm Session 6 COST: Full Retreat: $45 Saturday Only: $35 Sunday Only: $20 72-Hour Replay Option Available Register at https://bit.ly/NoSelf FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY? 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 [masked] for reduced fees.

Sunday Morning Livestream - Enjoy the Peace of No Craving

Are you restless? Tired of coping? Getting stir crazy and frustrated about not knowing what the future holds? Many people are feeling bottled up and are bursting to do stuff! Although this is a normal response in light of current events, from a spiritual point of view, it can also be a good opportunity to look at what is underneath our itchy minds and our short attention spans. In this Sunday morning course, Gen Rigpa will share insights, ideas and meditations from within Kadampa Buddhism to help us feel more at peace with simply being, not doing. We will explore and get a taste of practices that help us to relax, and be okay within the peace, the quietness, the natural stillness of our own mind. We will learn the practice of contentment. $15 | Free for Members Register at https://bit.ly/NoCraving Financial Difficulty? 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 [masked] for reduced fees.

Monday Night Livestream: Generosity As a Mindset

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What can I do about the problems of the world? How can I respond to the pain and suffering in my heart, and that I see all around me? At a time where the uncertainty and chaos of life can feel overwhelming, the world needs people who are dedicated to their spiritual development for the benefit of others. This type of person is called a Bodhisattva. A Bodhisattva is someone who is dedicated to the service of others, and recognizes that authentic change begins within. In particular, a Bodhisattva is motivated by a wish to reach their highest spiritual potential for the benefit of all beings. Each of us can use our life to train in becoming this kind of extraordinary individual, a person absolutely determined to effect deep and authentic changes in their own heart for the benefit of the entire world. In this course, we will explore the six main practices of someone training in the Bodhisattva’s way of life: generosity, discipline, patient acceptance, spiritual effort, meditation and wisdom. This special summer course can give us direction and purpose at this challenging time. $15 | Free for Members Register at https://bit.ly/MondayBodhisattvas 24-HOUR REPLAY OPTION (Available Tuesday at noon to Wednesday at noon) Financial Difficulty? 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 [masked] for reduced fees.

Wednesday Night Livestream: Develop Mindfulness of the Breath

RELAX, REFRESH, RE-CONNECT: LEARN TO BE QUIET ON THE INSIDE Are you distracted? Busy minded? Are your thoughts scattered and out of control? These days many people have very little control over their thoughts – as one idea bounces to the next, our minds can easily feel restless and agitated. This course will explore simple, practical and ancient breathing meditations that will help you to reduce mental busyness and generate some space and peace within your mind. The course is based on three recorded audio meditations with an emphasis on helping the practitioner develop a simple and consistent meditation practice at home. Cost: $5 | Free for Members Register at https://bit.ly/MeditateatHome What to Expect: 2 Guided Meditations + practical Buddhist teaching Perfect for beginners and experienced meditators alike.

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