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2nd Wedneday of the month – free meditation instruction for beginners

Meetings at   1008 11th Street, Santa Monica

(1st United Methodist Church Room #303) free subterranean parking on 11th St.

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Dharma Teaching with Lama Kathy Wesely

Santa Monica KTC is pleased to host Lama Kathy Wesley for 3 days in LA, August 12 – 14, 2016


Lama Kathy Wesley (Lama Gyurme Chötsö) has been a student of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche since 1977. She participated in the first three- year retreat led by Khenpo Rinpoche at Karmé Ling Retreat Center in upstate New York, and thus earned the title of ‘retreat lama.’ Now, as a Lama, Kathy serves at the Columbus Karma Thegsum Chöling as its practice coordinator, and travels to other Buddhist centers throughout the country to teach. Kathy is a graduate of Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She lives in Newark, Ohio with her husband, Michael Wesley.

Friday, August 12
6:00pm – 7:00pm
The Teacher-Student Relationship
7:00pm – 8:00pm
5655 Bowesfield Street, LA, 90016, Street parking
Suggested donation: $5
Join us for a potluck and get acquainted with Lama Kathy. At around 7 we will have a short talk about teacher-student relationship, followed by Q&A.

Saturday, August 13
The 4 Foundations Of Dharma Practice
10:00am – 12:00pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Sang Smoke Offering Transmission & Instruction
5:00pm – 6:00pm
12848 Greene Avenue, LA 90066, Street parking
Suggested donation: $35 per day
The 4 Foundations are the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity, a set of simple but powerful practices that open the heart and gradually correct distortions in our relationships to our self while enriching our relationships with others.
Lama Kathy will give the reading transmission for the Sang Smoke offering practice followed by instructions.

Sunday, August 14
The 6 Perfections
10:00am – 12:00pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
12848 Greene Avenue, LA 90066, Street parking
Suggested donation: $35 per day
The 6 Perfections are the foundation of the path to complete Enlightenment. Generosity, Ethical Discipline, Patience, Joyous Effort, Concentration, and Wisdom are practiced with the supreme intention of attaining enlightenment for the sake of others. Learn how to apply each to help us overcome obstacles, generate wisdom and create positive conditions for now and the future.

Refuge Vows offered, please contact for more information. Friday and Weekend events are at different locations.
Call Daniel 323-424-7894 SantaMonicaKTC@gmail.com
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