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Healing and Hope: The Healing Power of Meditation


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How does the state of our mind affect our health and well-being? Perhaps we believe that a positive attitude is generally beneficial, and recognize that some lifestyle choices are more harmful than others. But do we understand how our mind actually creates our experience of pain and dissatisfaction, or of contentment and peace? In this Friday night lecture and meditation, special guest Teacher and National Spiritual Director Gen Kelsang Rigpa will share ancient yet practical and simple meditations for healing our body and mind.

GEN KELSANG RIGPA is an American Buddhist monk, the Western US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at KMC-Hollywood. He is a close disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, having received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him.

Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice. 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.