By learning how to connect with our peace of mind and positive qualities through meditation, we can gradually transform our mind and change our life. Each class will present a different meditation for transformation and offer practical advice for how to sustain the positive changes we desire.
We all want to improve ourself and find the the right balance in life. This half-day class will offer Buddha’s advice and useful tips for how to be healthy, happy, balanced and joyful. Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Menla, will lead this practical course offering teachings and meditations accessible for all.
We are delighted to present a special retreat based on Part One of The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra. These teachings explain the profoundly transformative practice of Mahamudra – the very essence of Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra.
When we learn how to practice mindfulness in daily life, we will have a special ability to remain inwardly calm and free from stress even in the midst of our busy, modern world. Understanding and practicing mindfulness is essential if we want to transform our normally busy minds into the causes of peace and happiness.
The practices of meditation and training the mind as presented within Buddhism are universally applicable and offer excellent methods for improving all of our relationships with family, friends, partners, work colleagues and beyond.
Join us for a fun evening of laughter and delicious food as we take a lighthearted look at relationships, romance, love and desire.
In this introductory class, you will learn the purpose and benefits of the Foundation Program, understand the structure and commitments of the class, and receive an overview of the book currently being studied. Anyone interested in learning more about the Foundation Program is welcome to attend!
This special course will offer a practical and contemplative tour of the Wheel of Life and show how we can use this meaningful image to inspire our meditations and guide us along the spiritual path.
As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Buddhism often uses special images and visualizations as contemplations and meditations. Understanding the meaning of such images and meditating on them can lead to a deep spiritual experience. This gives us greater peace of mind and an ability to solve our own problems.
By seeing how karma and reincarnation are intertwined we can broaden our perspective on life and what comes next. Through gaining insight into these fundamental Buddhist views we can live with greater confidence now and chart a course for future happiness and success.
If we are new to meditation, or even having practiced for some time, our mind is largely distracted and unclear. It’s difficult to stay focused on our object of meditation for very long, and it is not easy to return to our object when we forget it! We can improve the quality of our meditation, by improving our concentration. By learning how to train our mind in the proper methods, and then putting those techniques into practice happily and consistently, the quality of our meditations will definitely improve. By gaining a taste of deeper meditation on retreat, we can be more inspired and confident to practice meditation in daily life. Everyone is welcome!
This year there are two opportunities to receive the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments, which are necessary if wish to practice Buddha’s most profound and powerful teaching on Tantra. Join us for this free talk to learn more about the practice of Highest Yoga Tantra and the empowerments that will be offered in Mexico City and England.
Instead of making the same old resolutions, bring a new dimension to your life through meditation. By learning how to meditate and by bringing meaningful ways of thinking into daily activities, you can experience greater happiness and an increasing sense of spiritual purpose. Join us for this half-day mini meditation course. Everyone welcome!
Our sense of personal worth and confidence comes from relating to our Buddha nature. Our Buddha nature is the almost unlimited and indestructible potential that we have for love, strength, peace, and compassion. By meditating on and relating to this potential we can tap into a reservoir of confidence and joy that will lead us to greater and greater happiness. Join us for this free talk where our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Menla, will show us how to develop true confidence and the power of a good heart.
Join us for this very special event where Gen Kelsang Menla will grant the empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni. He will also explain how we can make a connection with Buddha through special meditations contained within the Prayers for Meditation booklet.
Authentic love is not something we 'fall in', rather it is something we nurture in our hears. It is not something we reserve for just one person, but instead is a powerful mind of cherishing that we can learn over time to extend to everyone. In this series, we will go step-by-step into the experience of this pure and universal love. Developing such a love will strengthen all out relationships, as well as bestow upon us a deep and lasting happiness.
Join us for this year’s Southwest Dharma Celebration as we focus on the wisdom power of Buddha Manjushri. Learn how his blessings can strengthen your personal spiritual practice, bring peace into your life, and create positive change in the world. Spiritual practitioners from around the Southwest come together for this special weekend to awaken their wisdom and make powerful prayers for World Peace.
This special class will present some essential teachings on the practice Heart Jewel which is the daily meditation practice done by Kadampa Buddhists worldwide. Through this practice we can purify our mind of negativity, accumulate good fortune, and receive blessings of Buddha.
We often have trouble letting go of painful events from the past. This affects the quality of our life and the way we respond to our current circumstances. Through practicing mindfulness and meditation we can remove the source of our pain and finally let go, leading to a tremendous feeling of freedom and happiness.
Join us for this special Friday Night Lecture on karma, with Guest Speaker from KMC Hollywood, Gen Kelsang Rigpa! The law of karma is a fundamental Buddhist principle and through understanding it with our wisdom we can chart a course for future happiness and success.
En nuestras vidas ocupadas, la meditación es una herramienta esencial para reducir el estrés y la ansiedad, crear paz mental y experimentar una forma más pura de felicidad. Aunque la meditación es muy popular, puede ser fácilmente malentendida. Especialmente diseñado para principiantes, ¡Todo el mundo es bienvenido!
In our busy lives meditation is an essential tool for reducing stress and anxiety, creating peace of mind and experiencing a purer form of happiness. Although meditation is very popular it can easily be misunderstood. Especially designed for beginners- everyone is welcome!
Through increasing our wisdom we will come to see the equality of all things and experience a state of mind that is very peaceful, comfortable, balanced, and joyful. Join us to learn about Buddha’s illuminating wisdom and how to bring this into everyday life. Everyone welcome!
We all want to experience bliss, which by definition is "pure happiness." When our mind is free from negativity and distraction, peace of mind and a purer form of happiness naturally arise from within. This class will introduce Tantra and special visualizations and meditations to create the pure happiness that we desire.
How do we cope with the uncertainty and instability of our chaotic modern world without getting overwhelmed, angry or living in a constant state of anxiety? In this evening lecture with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Menla, we will explore practical methods for transforming adversity from the point of view of Buddhist philosophy, psychology and meditative practice.
In this special class, learn about the practice of Arya Tara called The Yoga of the Enlightened Mother Arya Tara. In this context “yoga” refers to the mental yoga or the special Tantric practice of self-generation as Arya Tara. An introduction to the Tantra of Self-Generation will be given and guided meditations contained in the practice will be led by our Resident Teacher.
We spend so much of our time at work, but job pressures and interpersonal conflicts can make this time feel stressful and unrewarding. Through learning how our mind works and following Buddha's practical advice for training our mind, we can transform our difficulties into opportunities for inner growth and development.
Mental yoga is more powerful than physical yoga! Although Tantra is very popular, not many people understand its real meaning. This mini-course will introduce Buddhist Tantra and how we can use special meditations to awaken our vast potential for happiness.
The stages of the path, or Lamrim in Tibetan, is the backbone of Kadampa Buddhism. Lamrim is a special set of spiritual instructions that includes all the essential teachings of Buddha and is also a very accesible and practical guide for successful meditation.
An empowerment is a beautiful guided meditation during which we will receive the blessings of Medicine Buddha, the embodiment of all enlightened healing energy.
Having recently given this talk in Australia, Gen-la Jampa will be speaking at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. At this public talk enjoy a guided meditation and learn simple and effective techniques that will make true happiness your everyday reality!