This Fall I’ve been asked to teach a class at LMU on ‘Buddhism in Every Day Life.’ If you’re in the Los Angeles area, have the time and interest, please join me. I will explore the roots of Buddhist practice and how they apply to our every day life. In a world filled with lust, greed, hatred and delusion Buddhism still offers the best refuge.

Peace.. Kusala

Integrating Buddhist Practices Into Everyday Life


CRN: 50817

RELX 903.02

1.0 Semester Hour

Tuition: $175

Instructor: Kusala Bhikshu is an American-born Buddhist monk ordained in 1994. He has been involved in community service for more than a decade as a Buddhist volunteer for L.A. County State Prison for Men, Central Juvenile Hall in downtown Los Angeles, the University Religious Conference and the University Buddhist Association at UCLA, the Spiritual Care Committee at the UCLA Medical Center, and as Buddhist Chaplain for the Garden Grove Police Department. He shares his understanding of Buddhism in a simple, non-technical way through stories, humor and personal insights.


Schedule: Four Thursdays

7:30 – 9:30 pm

September 28 – October 19, 2006

This course offers a detailed introduction to the teachings of the Buddha, the practice of Buddhism and applying the teachings and practices to everyday life. The Buddha in his forty-five years of teaching taught two things: why humans suffer and how to end the suffering. His teachings on the Four Noble Truths will be looked at in detail. The practices of Buddhism, Precept Practice and Meditation Practice will be explored through stories and personal examples. And finally, the course will show how to integrate and use the "Four Truths" and "Buddhist Practices" to reduce suffering and find peace in everyday life.

Required Text: The Middle Way (Unabridged): The Story of Buddhism, by Jinananda. Audio Book, 4 hours (found at www.audible.com)

Who should attend? Open to all.

About LMU: At Loyola Marymount University we balance a challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum with outstanding professional programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Students grow to be fulfilled in their own lives and careers while also involved in the communities around them. As a Catholic university, LMU is deeply committed to social justice and ethical values and welcomes to its stunning campus in the heart of Southern California students from all spiritual, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

Quick Facts About LMU

Name -- Loyola Marymount University

Year founded -- 1911

Location -- Los Angeles, CA

Website -- www.lmu.edu

President -- Robert B. Lawton, SJ, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Loyola Marymount University

1 LMU Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659

310.338.2700 Main Campus

213.736.1000 Law School

Founding Communities

Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (Marymount Sisters)

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange (CSJ)

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My friend Lissa Coffey is offering a class in Ayurveda this Fall at LMU...

Ayurveda: India's 5000-Year-Old Science of Life


CRN: 50804

RELX 858.02

1.0 Semester Hour

Location: University Hall 1859

Tuition: $175

Class meets Friday from 7:00 -10:00 PM and Saturday from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Lissa Coffey is an exciting and engaging speaker who addresses a wide range of family, relationship and spirituality topics. She is also a certified meditation instructor with The Chopra Center. She has appeared as a lifestyle expert on several national television shows including Starting Over, The Before and AfterNoon Movie, Creative Living, Caryl and Marilyn, Mike and Maty, The Other Side, Leeza, and many television and radio shows. She has been featured in Redbook, Woman’s Day and other magazines.


Schedule: Friday & Saturday

7:00 – 4:30 pm

October 20 – October 21, 2006

Ayurveda is India's 5,000-year-old Science of Life. This ancient wisdom teaches us the art of living in harmony with nature. The philosophy can be applied to our health, relationships, business endeavors and more to bring us more radiant health, happiness and prosperity. We also explore Ayurveda's sister sciences, Yoga, Jyotish, Vastu and Meditation, and discuss mantras, yantras, mudras and mythology.

Who should attend? Open to all.