General Program (GP)
Meditation for Everyday People
KMC California offers something for everyone – whatever your level of interest or experience, you can find a meditation class that suits your needs. The classes provide practical advice for the problems of modern living, such as:
* Stress, worry, anxiety
* Anger, irritation, frustration
* Attachment, uncontrolled craving, addiction
* Relationship difficulties
* Depression, sadness, low self-esteem
* Confusion about the purpose of life
Through learning to meditate and view situations in a fresh light, we can relax our mind and become a positive person who knows how to find happiness and peace from inside.
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The General Program introduces basic Buddhist view, meditation and practice of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition of Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa to help practitioners deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism.
All the teachings are based on commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
The General Program is taught at every Kadampa Buddhist Center and is an ideal starting point for those interested to find out more about Buddhism and meditation. The program consists of drop-in classes (evening and lunchtimes), supplemented by optional day courses, weekend courses, and meditation retreats.
All classes are open to everyone.