The Gift of Happiness | Friday Night Lecture
Friday, December 15 | 7 – 8:30pm
with Special Guest Teacher, Gen Kelsang Rigpa
Holiday package: Friday Night Lecture & Saturday Retreat: $25 (click here for more information about the Compassion & Mindfulness Retreat) / Half-price for Students & Seniors
Friday Night Lecture Only: $12 / Give the Gift of Happiness & bring a friend for free / Half-price for Students & Seniors
both free for KMC ATX members
click here to register
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As the holiday season approaches, while materials gifts may make others happy at times, the greatest gift we can give – to ourselves
and others – is the gift of being happy, peaceful and kind.
One of the beauties of Buddha’s teachings is that they show us –Buddhists and non-Buddhists – the cause of happiness and how to cultivate it. The cause of happiness, Buddha teaches, is a peaceful mind and the way to cultivate it is through meditation. A hidden benefit of this understanding is that we, ourselves, can directly create happiness in our minds; we are not dependent on anyone or anything external for our happiness – how wonderful!
In this Friday Night Lecture, special guest teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa will explain, in a lighthearted and practical way, how we can transform our experience of the holidays through understanding, and applying, Buddha’s teachings on happiness.
No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome!
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About the Teacher: Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher of KMC Hollywood. 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.