New Year's Workshop: How to Live in the Present
The new year is the perfect opportunity to create resolutions and habits that will bring meaning to our life. Empowered by the practice of meditation, we have the opportunity to set attainable goals that lead us to develop peace of mind. As we begin to use meditation in our daily life, we will naturally improve our good qualities and feel capable of maintaining our resolve to accomplish the goals we’ve set for the coming year.
This half-day workshop includes guided meditations, practical advice on how to maintain the experience of the inner peace in daily life and time to discuss the ideas presented. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.
You can register in advance or just drop-in. Cost is $20.
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What: New Year's Workshop: How to Live in the Present
When: Monday, January 1, 2018, 10:00 a.m - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Kadampa Meditation Center New York, 47 Sweeney Road, Glen Spey, NY 12737
Cost: $20 per person
What to expect?
• Guided Meditation: Be guided in a short breathing meditation and connect to an experience of inner peace. No prior experience is necessary.
• Short Talk: Every course provides fundamental instruction on how to meditate as well. It also highlights one aspect of Dharma, or Buddha’s teachings, which focus on solutions to problems in daily life, inducing genuine optimism and increased happiness.
• Enjoy a Break: Enjoy the company of like-minded people between classes in the Temple, Café and Bookstore. The break last 45 minutes.
• Session 2: We review what was learned in the first session, meditate and discuss how we can integrate meditation in our daily life.
• Q&A: At the end of the course, there is time for questions & answers. All advice is given as suggestions to improve personal understanding of the teachings and to provide examples of how to apply the teachings to daily life.
• Stay on for Lunch: After the class, enjoy a home-style vegetarian meal with the residential community at the Temple and with those who attended the course. Meals are $5 and must be booked in advance.
Frequently Asked Questions:
I've never been to a meditation class before what should I expect?
Our meditation classes are very accessible. You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. We provide both cushions and chairs, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.
How should I dress?
Feel free to come however you are comfortable. We ask people to remove shoes and hats when you enter the meditation room.
What do I need to bring to the class?
Nothing in particular, but some people like to take notes so you may wish to bring a notepad and pen.
If I’m a complete beginner, should I attend this class?
Yes, our Learn to Meditate courses are perfect for everyone. This course in particular is a great way to begin a meditation practice – no previous experience is necessary.
Do I need to be Buddhist to attend a class?
No, our classes are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone.
About the Teacher:
Gen Samten Kelsang is the Resident Teacher at the Kadampa World Peace Temple New York. He has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over thirty years. Before coming to KMC New York in Fall 2008, Gen Samten taught for many years in the United Kingdom, including at Manjushri KMC. He is regularly invited to give teachings and guide meditations at Kadampa Buddhist Centers throughout the United States and the world. Gen Samten is well-known for his inspiring, clear and practical way of presenting Buddha’s teachings and meditation.
About the Kadampa Buddhist Temple at KMC New York:
The Kadampa World Peace Temple in Glen Spey was designed by world-renowned meditation master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso as part of the International Temples Project. It was opened in 2006 by Venerable Geshe-la. It is the national Temple and part of the New Kadampa Tradition-International Kadampa Buddhist Union, a worldwide network of Buddhist Centers that are located in over 40 different countries.
The modern Buddhist Temple at KMC New York offers meditation classes, day courses, retreats, chanted prayers and a chance to learn more about the Buddhist way of life. The classes and courses are designed to help those who wish to deepen their understanding of basic Buddhist thought and practice, as well as for those who simply wish to start a meditation practice or to meditate in a group setting. The purpose of the center is to help people learn practical methods on how to solve their daily problems and to live a happy and meaningful life.
Open to the public, stop in an enjoy the peace of the Temple, nature trails, a Buddhist Bookstore and Gift Shop and World Peace Cafe and expresso bar.
The Kadampa World Peace Temple also offers weekly Meditation Classes in Scranton PA, Sparta NJ and in Beacon, Saratoga Springs and Warwick, NY
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