A trademark of the meditations we emphasize is the ease in which they can be used both “on the cushion” and in our daily lives. Each meeting will include practical, guided meditation, and a talk on how to reduce stress and other problems encountered in daily life and how to increase mental and physical well-being. There will also be plenty of time to discuss the ideas presented.
Although the meditations and talks are based on Kadampa Buddhist philosophy, you don't need to be a Buddhist to enjoy this group. Kadampa Buddhism stresses a spiritual path of individual transformation and to look within ourselves for the inner peace and happiness we seek. Everyone is welcome!
These group meetings are based out of Kadampa Meditation Center New York, located in Glen Spey, NY. For more information visit http://www.kadampanewyork.org
In Buddhist meditation, we understand that the quality of our life depends greatly upon the quality of our mind. Happiness and suffering are simply states of mind. Buddha even said that our world is simply created by mind. How is this? We can think about how everything we see is simply an appearance to our mind, rather than grasping so tightly to our problems, the people around us, and ourself. Through exploring Buddha's teachings on emptiness, we can develop true inner peace and freedom.