What Happens When We Open Our Hearts?

with Kadam Morten

7:00 – 8:30pm

$15 | Free for Supporting Members
Walk-ins welcome; pre-registration not required.

Kadampa Meditation Center NYC
127 West 24th Street, New York, NY
(Entrance on street-level, between 6th and 7th Ave.) 

Kadam Morten Clausen, Resident Teacher at KMC-NYC, Eastern US National Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition

Kadam Morten Clausen, Resident Teacher at KMC-NYC, Eastern US National Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition

None of us lives in isolation. We are all inter-connected to our families, friends, strangers on the street and every other living being on the planet. And it is crucial for our own well-being – and the well-being of the world – that we not only come to understand this but that we make the shift to opening our hearts to this reality. In fact, it is vital that we discover our truly deep capacity for great love and compassion. How else will we heal our world?

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book, Universal Compassion, is a practical and inspiring text that lays out for us in plain language Buddha’s instructions for accomplishing this goal. In this series of classes, Kadam Morten will take us through the book, offering commentary and explanation along the way, as well as guiding us in various meditations that help us gain a direct and healing experience of great compassion.

  • Nov 1: The Power of Inspiration
  • Nov 8: Death and The Preciousness of Life
  • Nov 15: Self-love and compassion
  • Nov 22: No class due to Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Nov 29:  How to Love
  • Dec 6: The Source of our Pain
  • Dec 13: Freedom from a Closed Heart

Although taught as a series, you are welcome to drop-in to any class when you wish. Each class is self-contained and will give you clear and practical methods to enhance your life.

Weekly Thursday classes and guided meditations are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners. The classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually.

Please feel free to drop in on a class-by-class basis. Classes are held every week unless otherwise stated.

No special clothing is required. No pre-registration required. We offer chairs or cushions to sit on.

 

 

About Kadampa Meditation Center NYC

Located in the heart of Chelsea, Kadampa Meditation Center NYC provides meditation classes and teachings throughout NYC and the greater New York area.

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We offer evening meditation classes on Mondays, TuesdaysWednesdaysThursdays, and Fridays, and morning meditation classes on Tuesdays and Sundays that are suitable for newcomers. Our lunchtime meditations and after-work meditations are only a half-hour long and a great way to get a taste of meditation. We also have monthly introductory classes, Awakening the Heart and How to Meditate, as well as regular day and weekend meditation courses and retreats.