Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center Events

Events

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

The Tantric Opportunity

with Kadam Morten Clausen

Eastern US National Spiritual Director

Saturday, May 15

Everyone welcome.

$30 Full Event

$15 per session

Free for Benefactor level members

50% discount for members & Kadampa members

What is a Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment?

Since our International Kadampa Summer Festival 2021 will again be held virtually, we have an unprecedented opportunity; for the first time in human history the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments will be given online. Of course, this means that many more people will have the opportunity to receive these empowerments, and that we will all be able to receive them without having to engage in extensive travel. Now is a good time to explore the meaning of Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments, so that we can decide whether or not we’d like to receive them.

In this day-long workshop, Kadam Morten will explain the significance of Highest Yoga Tantra: through talks and guided meditations, he’ll explore what a joyful and creative practice it is, the power it adds to our spiritual life, and how it integrates all that we learn at our Kadampa Centers and opens us up to an extraordinarily meaningful and blissful life. If this sounds intriguing to you, we encourage you to join us for this workshop.

It is recommended to attend the course in its entirety.

Suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners.

This is a live only event, so on-demand will not be available.

Schedule

Session 1 • 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Session 2 • 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Session 3 • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (includes Q & A)

Solving Our Human Problems

with Rob Kelly
 

Saturday, May 22
Time: 10 – 11 am

Everyone welcome.

 

$10

Free 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.

SPECIAL EVENT!

Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day

Celebration of the 90th birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche 

Hosted by Manjushri KMC, UK

Friday, June 4

Everyone welcome.

This event is FREE.

Link to join coming soon.

A Special Day of Retreat ~ Offering our Faith

On June 4th Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day, we celebrate the 90th birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
We remember every day the great kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru & Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition – but on this auspicious day, with minds of rejoicing and gratitude, we will offer him our faith through using the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples** and collecting our Guru’s name mantra in a one day retreat.

 

**The above prayer is available free of charge, either through Tharpa or you can get a copy directly from Menlha Center's bookstore.

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong will give a brief introduction as part of the first session of the retreat.


There will be three sessions of retreat using the sadhana The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra and the special request prayer. In the afternoon the retreat will conclude with Offering to the Spiritual Guide for long life.
 

The session times for us on the East Coast USA are:
4:00 am – 5:30 am Session 1
6:30 am – 8:00 pm Session 2
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Session 3 
2:30 pm – 4:15 pm  'Offering to the Spiritual Guide'

 

Renewing the World: The Power of Pure Imagination

with Gen Kelsang Chogyop

Coming in September 2021

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Everyone welcome.

$25

Included in the cost is an optional Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat in September 2021.

Free for Kadampa members

50% discount for members

Registration coming soon.

 

 

A mandala is a traditional offering created through the power of imagination. The entire universe is visualized as transformed into a pure land, and then mentally offered to the Buddhas. A beautiful and creative practice, it is an extraordinary method for generating positive energy and good fortune.

For successful meditation and authentic spiritual development, it is vital that we learn to open a window into our mind through which the inspiration and energy of the holy beings can enter. 

 

This course will introduce the practice of making mandala offerings and show how to integrate the practice into our spiritual life.

 

These teachings are followed by an optional Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat, dates coming soon.

 

Schedule

Session 1 • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Session 2 • 12:45 am – 2:00 pm

Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat

Self-guided sessions

Coming in September 2021

Everyone welcome.

$5 for non-members

Free for members

Retreat is included in the cost for those attending the September 2021 course Renewing the World: The Power of Pure Imagination.

Registration coming soon.

Making mandala offerings is a creative practice that harnesses our pure imagination and our good heart. These offerings are a powerful method to accumulate a vast collection of merit or positive energy.  Merit is the main cause of all of our success in daily life and in our spiritual practice.

 

This retreat will focus on making many mandala offerings, creating a vast collection of merit and ensuring our future success and happiness. 

Retreat sessions are self-guided based on teachings from “Renewing the World: The Power of Pure Imagination" coming in September 2021.

 

This is a live streaming online class only. 

 

Schedule

7:00 am, 12 noon, 5:15 pm

7:00 am, 12 noon

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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