Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center Events

Events

CHECK OUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS BELOW

We offer many special events throughout the year. Check back often to see what's coming up!

Finding Peace Weekend: Developing Concentration
with Gen Kelsang Chogyop at the KMC NY Temple

Friday, September 24 –
Sunday, September 26

In-person at KMC NY
Or live-stream | on-demand


Everyone welcome.


$60 September 24 – 26
$10 September 24  only
$40 September 25 only
$15 September 26 only


 

In this retreat, we will look at what concentration is, why it is so important, and to learn how to develop our powers of concentration through systematic training in meditation. Concentration completely determines the power and effectiveness of our spiritual practice and the extent to which our mind is under control. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to our happiness and well-being and empowers our ability to be of greatest benefit to others.

 

Spend a relaxing weekend meditation retreat in the peaceful environment of the Catskills. Whether you’re a beginner or simply want to enjoy retreat in ideal conditions, every aspect of these retreats are structured to help you refresh your mind through meditation.

Includes teachings and guided meditation. During the breaks enjoy meaningful conversation and the beauty and tranquility of the Temple grounds.


A live-stream option is also available for this retreat and is available on-demand until Wednesday, September 29 at midnight.

Special Event!
with special guest teacher Gen Kelsang Khedrub 
KMC Boston


Finding Inner Peace
Friday, October 1
Live-stream only
Time: 7 – 8 pm

Meditation for Busy People
Saturday, October 2
Live-stream only
Time: 10:30 am – 2 pm

Everyone welcome.

$65 Friday & Saturday


$20 Friday only


$50 Saturday only

Free for Kadampa members

50% discount for members

 

Finding Inner Peace: A Public Talk
Friday, October 1 

7 - 8 pm

Everyone wants to be happy, but very few people understand the real causes of happiness. We usually believe that external conditions such as food, friends, cars & money are the real causes of our happiness. However, if we want true, lasting happiness we need to understand where it really comes from, and how to develop and maintain it. Buddha taught that the real cause of happiness is inner peace, and that within each of us lies the potential for permanent inner peace. Meditation is a simple and effective tool with which you can access the powerful and joyful energy that lies within you, and enable you to break free from the limiting habits of frustration, discouragement and indecision. 



Meditation for Busy People
Saturday, October 2

10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Do you ever find yourself thinking, 'I'd like to meditate, but I'm too busy'? Fortunately, it does not take a lot of time to experience the soothing benefits of meditation. Just by doing breathing meditation for 10 or 15 minutes a day you can reduce the stress and tension of daily life. You can experience a calm, spacious feeling in the mind, and many of your usual problems will fall away. In this workshop you will learn tips and techniques to prioritize your meditation practice, optimize your meditation sessions, and become a modern meditation practitioner.


Schedule
Session 1 • 10:30 – 11:45 am
Session 2 • 12:15 – 1:30 pm
Q&A • 1:30 – 2 pm

Solving Our Human Problems
with Rob Kelly

Saturday, October 9
In-person | live-stream | on-demand
Time: 10 – 11 am

Everyone welcome.

$10

Free for Kadampa members

50% discount for members

Join us for a class that explores solutions to our daily problems and difficulties, using Buddha's teachings to change our world by changing our mind.

This class will be based on the book How to Solve Our Human Problems by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, which is available here in e-book, paperback, and audiobook formats.

In-person option: No registration required. Simply show up!

LEVEL UP: Meditation Practice Class
with Diane Cadman

Saturday, October 23
In-person | live-stream | on-demand
Time: 10 – 11 am

Everyone welcome.

$10

Free for Kadampa members

50% discount for members

Been practicing meditation for awhile? New to meditation but wanting to go deeper into a practice? Take a deep dive into the practical aspects of meditation practice.

 

These classes will explore techniques to make your meditation practice more stable and successful.

In-person option: No registration required. Simply show up!


Saturday, October 23 • Overcoming Mental Inertia

Saturday, November 20 • Get Into a Groove

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"WHEN THE TURBULENCE OF DISTRACTING THOUGHTS SUBSIDES AND OUR MIND BECOMES STILL, A DEEP HAPPINESS AND CONTENTMENT NATURALLY ARISE
FROM WITHIN."

— Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, from the book The New Meditation Handbook