• HALF-DAY MEDITATION RETREAT on Saturday, May 18 with Gen Kelsang Lhadron

    Workshop Topic: "Letting Go: The Art of Positive Thinking" Time: 10am-2pm Registration: 9:30 - 10:00am 3 Sessions: 10-11am, 11:30-12:30pm, 1-2pm Cost: $30 p/person for retreat in cash or credit card at event $15 per session Registration: PLEASE pre-register online here on Meetup through the JOIN US button, and again in person on the day of the event between 9:30-10:00am at the entrance. About the Retreat: Join us for this special course where Gen Kelsang Lhadron will explain how each of us can enjoy a more peaceful and stress-free life through the ancient art of meditation and positive thinking. • Understand the power of your mind to create your experience • Learn simple meditations to increase your peace • Use the timeless wisdom of Buddhism to transform your life • Learn about the relationship between meditation & your happiness • Learn how to apply positive thinking to your own life right now Everybody is welcome to join this special event. This will be an excellent introduction for those who are brand new to meditation as well as long time meditators and will give you a deep insight into how a few simple changes to our thinking will profoundly and positively impact the way we live our life. Our Teacher: This retreat will be guided by Gen Kelsang Lhadron, Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher at KMC San Diego, CA (see https://www.meditateinsandiego.org/kmc-sd-teachers/ ) Study Book for this 2019 course and workshop: "Universal Compassion" by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Find it here: https://tharpa.com/us/universal-compassion.html Give yourself a treat and invite your friends, relatives and neighbors to share this precious opportunity! Cheers, Christian

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  • FULL DAY MEDITATION RETREAT on Saturday, Apr.13 with Gen Kelsang Rinzin

    Workshop Topic: "Transforming Adversities: Meditations for a Meaningful Life" Time: 10am-4:15pm Registration: 10:00 - 10:15 3 Sessions: 10:15 - 11:45 Teaching 1 (90 minutes) 12:15 - 1:30 Teaching 2 (75 minutes) 1:30 - 3:00 Lunch break 3:00 - 4:15 Teaching 3 (75 minutes) Cost: $40 p/person in cash or credit card at event $15 p/person for an individual session Registration: PLEASE pre-register online here on Meetup through the "JOIN US / ARE YOU GOING?" button, and again in person on the day of the event between 10:00 - 10:15am at the entrance. Prepay is possible online here: https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/kadampa_meditation_center_hollywood?k_class=120017&k_class_tab=13087 About the Retreat: Life is often filled with difficulties and conflict. However, through training our mind we can learn to use these experiences as opportunities for the growth and development of our happiness. In this course, we will explore creative methods to transform daily annoyances and difficulties through the practice of Buddhist meditation. Everyone is welcome – no experience of meditation is necessary. Our Teacher: Gen Kelsang Rinzin is an American Buddhist monk, ordained in 2004 by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He communicates his love for Dharma with a down to earth approach and humor that helps others to appreciate and understand the teachings and put them into practice. (find him here: https://meditateinfortcollins.org/resident-teacher-1 ) Study Book for this 2019 course and workshop: "Universal Compassion" by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Find it here: https://tharpa.com/us/universal-compassion.html Give yourself a treat and invite your friends, relatives and neighbors to share this precious opportunity! Cheers, Christian

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  • HALF-DAY WORKSHOP on Saturday, Feb.9 with Amy Peng

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    Workshop Topic: "Love, Desire and Attachment" Time: 9am-1pm (3 Sessions: 9-10am, 10:30-11:30am, 12-1pm) Cost: $30 p/person in cash or credit card at event Registration: PLEASE pre-register online here on Meetup through the "JOIN US / ARE YOU GOING?" button, and again in person on the day of the event between 8:30-9am at the entrance. About the Workshop: There is nothing wrong with desire. But uncontrolled desire is very painful. In this course, we will explore methods to increase our good heart of love while reducing the jealousy, possessiveness and attachment that can wreak havoc on our relationships. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Our Teacher: Amy Peng has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 15 years and is a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. She has completed an Intensive Resident Teacher Training Course in England and enjoys presenting meditation and Buddhism in a practical and accessible way, directly relevant to people of our modern society. With warmth and sincerity, Amy shows us the joy of integrating Buddha's teachings into daily life and is an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner. (find her here: https://www.meditationinpalmsprings.org/about-the-center/staff-members/ ) Study Book for this 2019 course and workshop: "Universal Compassion" by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Find it here: https://tharpa.com/us/universal-compassion.html Give yourself a treat and invite your friends, relatives and neighbors to share this precious opportunity! Cheers, Christian

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  • Winter Retreats at KMC New York

    Kadampa Meditation Center New York

    Dear Meditation friends, Looking for peace, insight and something meaningful to enjoy during and after this Winter Holiday Season? This is an invitation to participate in the traditional Winter Retreats organized and held at our Main Kadampa Temple in the US, KMC New York, in the beautiful area of the Catskills in New York State. The Winter Retreats offered there have grown to be a very meaningful opportunity for a get-away and to find inner peace in a highly blessed environment. Also, the Temple and its immediate surroundings are worth visiting and enjoying ... For more detail here is the link to the official website: https://kadampanewyork.org/retreats/international-winter-retreats Best regards and wishes from your KadamDharma Team in Salt Lake City, Christian

  • HALF-DAY WORKSHOP on Sunday, Dec.2 with Gen Kelsang Rinzin

    Workshop Topic: "Karma: Letting Go of the Past, Creating the Future" Time: 9am-1pm (3 Sessions: 9-10am, 10:30-11:30am, 12-1pm) Cost: $30 p/person in cash or credit card at event Registration: PLEASE pre-register online here on Meetup through the JOIN US button, and again in person on the day of the event between 8:30-9am at the entrance. About the Workshop: Understanding how to purify negative karma frees the mind of the stories, baggage and heaviness of the past, clearing the way for a better future. In this special talk about karma you will learn not only how to clean the mind of negativity from the past, but also how by observing the laws of karma you can be in the driver's seat of your own future. With the wisdom understanding karma, we seize control of our life and create the type of world we long to experience. "We need to understand how the quality of our present actions determines the quality of our future experiences." -From the book Joyful Path of Good Fortune EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Our Teacher: This workshop will be guided by Gen Kelsang Rinzin, Resident Teacher of Heruka Buddhist Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Gen Kelsang Rinzin is an American Buddhist monk, ordained in 2004 by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He communicates his love for Dharma with a down to earth approach and humor that helps others to appreciate and understand the teachings and put them into practice. (see https://meditateinfortcollins.org/resident-teacher-1 ) Study Books for this Retreat: - How to Transform Your Life Invite your friends, relatives and neighbors to share the benefit! Cheers, Christian EVERYONE WELCOME!

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  • HALF-DAY RETREAT on Saturday, Oct.20 with Keli Vaughan

    Retreat Topic: "We Can be Heroes" Time: 9am-1pm (3 Sessions: 9-10am, 10:30-11:30am, 12-1pm) Cost: $30 p/person in cash or credit card at event Registration: PLEASE pre-register online here through the JOIN US button, and again in person on the day of the event between 8:30-9am at the entrance. About the Retreat: It begins with a wish: to bring happiness to others and to remove suffering from the world. If we cultivate this wish in our mind and become deeply familiar with it through meditation, we are not only protecting others but also building protection for ourself — against our own painful minds of craving, anger, loneliness, and jealousy. In this half-day retreat we will practice meditations that lead us into our our own good heart — Buddhist methods for developing wisdom and compassion. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Our Teacher: This retreat will be guided by Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Keli Vaughan, Resident Teacher at Mahakankala Buddhist Center in Santa Barbara, CA. Keli is a long-time student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has studied to become a teacher under the direct guidance of our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre. She has served as the assistant teacher for both the former KMC California and the current KMC Hollywood, the principal Temple in Southern California. (see https://meditationinsantabarbara.org/teachers/ ) Study Books for this Retreat: - How to Transform Your Life - Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life Invite your friends, relatives and neighbors to share the benefit! Cheers, Christian

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  • HALF-DAY RETREAT on Saturday, Sept.22 with Gen Kelsang Lhadron

    Workshop Topic: "The Art of Acceptance" Meditations to Overcome Anger and Blame Time: 9am-1pm (3 Sessions: 9-10am, 10:30-11:30am, 12-1pm) Cost: $30 p/person in cash or credit card at event Registration: PLEASE pre-register online here through the JOIN US button, and again in person on the day of the event between 8:30-9am at the entrance. About the Retreat: There is an art to harmonious relationships. Although our friends and family bring us happiness and joy, they can also be a source of mental pain and anger. If we understand that everything depends on our state of mind as well as causes and conditions, we can overcome our internal problems and improve our relationships and circumstances. Once we understand dependent relationships and genuinely accept, we can experience an oasis of peace within our hearts. In this retreat, explore how relationships and experiences depend on causes and conditions and how we can use meditation to experience pure happiness and joy. Everyone is welcome! Our Teacher: This retreat will be guided by Gen Kelsang Lhadron, Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher at KMC San Diego, CA (see https://www.meditateinsandiego.org/kmc-sd-teachers/ ) Study Book: Information soon to follow Invite your friends, relatives and neighbors to share the benefit! Cheers, Christian

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  • HALF-DAY WORKSHOP on Sunday, Sept.2 with Gen Kelsang Rigpa

    EVERYONE WELCOME TO CONTINUE THE FALL OF 2018 WITH AN INITIAL RETREAT HERE IN SALT LAKE CITY! Workshop Topic: "Conquering Depression & Discouragement" Time: 9am-1pm (3 Sessions: 9-10am, 10:30-11:30am, 12-1pm) Cost: $30 p/person in cash or credit card at event Registration: PLEASE pre-register online here through the JOIN US button, and again in person on the day of the event between 8:30-9am at the entrance. About the Workshop: When the destructive power of the mind is unleashed against oneself we can damage our sense of self-worth and experience feelings of inadequacy and self-loathing. However, through skillful analysis and meditation, we can gradually learn to identify these unhelpful thought patterns, feel empowered to accept our shortcomings, and transform our self into the confident, happy person we wish to be. Gen Rigpa will explain some essential practices on training the mind based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s book How to Transform Your Life. Everyone is welcome! Our Teacher: This retreat will be guided personally by Gen Kelsang Ripga, Western United States National Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood. (see http://www.meditateinhollywood.org/resident-teacher/ ) Study Book: This retreat workshop and the 2018 Fall Course will be based on Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's book HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE. Find it online for purchase here (http://www.tharpa.com/us/store/meditation-buddhist-books/how-to-transform-your-life.html) and on Sunday at the event. Due to the kindness of the Author, you can also find this book for free eBook download here https://howtotyl.com/ Invite your friends, relatives and neighbors to share the benefit! See you all :-) Cheers, Christian

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  • Half Day Workshop on Sunday, July 8 with Charley DeLisle

    Course: "LIVING IN THE MOMENT: MINDFULNESS OF IMPERMANENCE", from March 25 - July 8 Workshop Topic: "Living in the Moment: Mindfulness and Loving Kindness" Teacher: Charley DeLisle, Buddhist Teacher at Mahakankala Buddhist Center Time: 9am-1pm (3 Sessions: 9-10am, 10:30-11:30am, 12-1pm) Cost: $30 p/person in cash or credit card at event Registration: PLEASE pre-register online here through the JOIN US button, and again in person on the day of the event between 8:30-9am at the entrance. Thanks:-) About the Workshop: In the fast pace of our work and personal lives our attention is easily scattered and our mind cluttered with endless distractions. Training in mindfulness of loving kindness gives us the power to overcome disturbing thoughts, be in the moment and to stay focused on what brings peace of mind. This retreat consists of gently-guided meditation sessions, and is suitable for those new to meditation, as well as long-time meditators looking to deepen their practice Everyone welcome! Our Teacher: Charley DeLisle has been studying and practicing Kadam Dharma since 1996. He began teaching in 1998 in Santa Barbara. Since that time he has completed a number of meditation retreats, including a 3 month retreat at Tharpaland International Retreat Center in Scotland. Charley enjoys sharing the practical nature of the Dharma, and how meditation can help solve our daily problems. More info: http://meditationinsaltlake.org Study Book: This retreat and the entire 2018 Courses will be based on Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's book HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE. Find it online for purchase here (http://www.tharpa.com/us/store/meditation-buddhist-books/how-to-transform-your-life.html) and on Sunday at the event. Due to the kindness of the Author, you can also find this book for free eBook download here https://howtotyl.com/ Invite your friends, relatives and neighbors to share the benefit! See you all :-) Cheers, Christian

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  • WEEKEND GUIDED MEDITATION RETREAT IN THE MOUNTAINS OF WYOMING

    CAMP PARADISE: JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT! WEEKEND GUIDED MEDITATION RETREAT IN THE MOUNTAINS OF WYOMING Taught by Kadam Lucy James and Gen Kelsang Rigpa Retreat is a time to set aside our ordinary activities for the purpose of focusing on a particular spiritual practice. Except as indicated, all retreats are open to everyone. Beginners may prefer the guided retreats, but are welcome to participate in unguided retreats as well. 7:00 pm Friday, June 15 to 12:00 noon Sunday, June 17 This is an incredible opportunity to meditate on all of Buddha's teachings over a blissful weekend in the mountains of Wyoming. The stages of the path to enlightenment, called “Lamrim” in Tibetan, are beautiful meditations that can transform every part of our lives. The heart of modern Buddhism, Lamrim includes all the essential teachings of Buddha in a very accessible and practical presentation, suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators alike. Whether you are new to Buddhism or have years of experience, please come along and enjoy the expert guidance of two much-loved teachers. Go home refreshed with renewed energy for life. Everyone of all backgrounds and faiths is welcome! Schedule (subject to change) Times Session Friday, June 15 4:00 pm Registration opens 5:30 pm Supper 7:00 - 8:30 pm Session 1 Saturday 9:00 - 10:30 am Session 2 11:30 - 10:00 pm Session 3 4:00 - 5:30 pm Session 4 7:00 - 8:15 pm Session 5 8:30 pm Campfire Q&A Sunday 9:00 - 10:30 am Session 6 About Camp Paradise Enjoy the rugged landscape of Wyoming! Camp Paradise is located in a secluded bowl surrounded by ridges about 40 minutes north-west of Wheatland. What they say: "While very comfortable, our 'back to the basics' lodge is not intended to be the Hilton! While simple, our lodge has basic amenities and is designed to help you step back to a simpler time so you can focus on the needs that brought you here." Cost & Registration All prices are per-person, and include the teachings, accommodation, and all meals. If you have special dietary needs, please make note in your registration, or email Heruka Center. We try to accommodate. There is wide variety of accommodation available, but private rooms are limited. Indoors Most rooms have a combination of bunk beds and a full or queen bed. Please bring your own sleeping bag (or sheets and blanket), pillow, and wash towel. Single room $240 (limited availability, email promptly to book) Double room $190 each (limited availability, email promptly to book) Shared room $170 each Dorm $150 each Campers and Tents Tents, campers, or what-have-you. Bring your own camper! There are twelve spots with electricity and water, but no wastewater. Tents may be placed anywhere on the large property (use reasonable discretion). $121 each for adults in campers and tents. Children / Families Children are welcome. There will be a video link for families with small children. There may be indoor rooms available for families. Email to confirm. Child 5 and under, $1 Child 6 to 12 years, $50 Registration is now live. A $50 per person deposit is required at the time of registration ($25 for children 6-12). Full payment is required by June 7. Refunds Deposit is refundable until May 15. Between May 15 and June 7 everything except the deposit is refundable. Find more infos under https://meditationinwyoming.org/fort-collins/events/retreats/away-retreat-journey-to-enlightenment EVERYONE WELCOME!

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