Buddhist monk to speak SaturdayGen Kelsang Rigpa, an American Buddhist monk and resident teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center California, will present the work of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the first American edition of "Eight Steps to Happiness" at 4 p.m. Saturday at Latitude 33 Bookshop, 311 Ocean Ave.
Due to the author's age and Tibetan accent, he requested that Rigpa speak on his behalf.
The book explains how to meditate on eight verses that comprise one of Buddhism's best-loved teachings, Eight Verses for Training the Mind. Composed by the Tibetan Bodhisattva Geshe Langri Tangpa, the poem shows how to transform difficulties into spiritual insights. Gyatso is an accomplished meditation master and internationally known teacher of Buddhism. He has published a series of books on Buddhism and meditation, from basic introductory books to advanced philosophical texts and meditation manuals.
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