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Learn how to meditate and improve your mindfulness through the practice of Modern Buddhism.

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NEW Series: A Vision of Enlightenment - Finding the Hero Within

Sedona Creative Life Center


Everyone has the potential to experience the inner peace of enlightenment and to be of maximum benefit to all living beings. Learn profound meditations for ripening your potential for a life of great meaning and altruism.

Retreat: Clear Sky Mind

International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon

with Gen Lingpur & Kadam Michelle Gauthier Within all of us exists an untapped potential for limitless peace, compassion, love, and concentration. By learning to take our own mind as our object of meditation, we can learn to quickly manifest this potential and gain insight in to what is really holding us back from experiencing this deep peace in our lives. ​These instructions on meditation on the root mind, known as mahamudra, have been passed down in an unbroken oral lineage of Buddhist masters. Meditation on our root mind is particularly powerful in overcoming distracting thoughts – the main obstacle to concentration – and in ripening the realization of clear light. Some of the benefits of this type of meditation include: ~decreased distraction and improved concentration ~greater peace of mind ~greater insight into our mind and reality ~a gradual reduction and finally elimination of our negative states of mind During meditation retreat we take ourselves away from our usual routines and distractions, and learn how to go inside and connect with the boundless potential of our own mind. This retreat will enable us to immerse fully in our spiritual practice, providing a meaningful holiday with like-minded friends in a serene and rejuvenating atmosphere. Everyone is welcome. ​"In one Sutra Buddha says: 'If you realize your own mind, you will become a Buddha, you should not seek Buddhahood elsewhere.' - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Oral Instructions of the Mahamudra For schedule & registration information visit: https://www.meditationinnorthernarizona.org/azretreat

Empowerment of Prajnaparamita

International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon

This empowerment is a special ceremony and guided meditation in which we receive the inspiring blessings of the Great Mother Prajnaparamita, a female Buddha who is the embodiment of the perfection of wisdom. Receiving her blessings functions to heal our mind and to awaken our pure potential. In these uncertain times, wisdom is increasingly important for our daily happiness. As our wisdom grows, our problems diminish. In the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras, Buddha gave special wisdom instructions which, if put into practice, have the power to give us the permanent peace of liberation and enlightenment. Gen-la will also explain how, through receiving the special blessing of the Great Mother Prajnaparamita, we can quickly develop our own enlightened wisdom - the real method to practically benefit ourself and others. About the Teacher Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is an international renowned Buddhist ordained teacher, the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) and Resident Teacher of the IKRC Grand Canyon. As a senior teacher of the NKT, Gen-la has taught internationally for many years. He is well-loved for his clear and inspiring teachings and his ability to touch people's hearts through his sincerity and loving kindness. For schedule and registration information visit: https://www.meditationinnorthernarizona.org/wisdom

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