The Joy of Life

with Kadam Morten and others

11:15am – 12:45pm

$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, National Spiritual Director& Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center New York City

“What is the purpose of deliberately generating joy? It is so that we will take full advantage of our present opportunity.”

– Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Joyful Path of Good Fortune

If we do not understand the extraordinary opportunity that this life gives us we will easily waste it. Within our minds lies the potential for real happiness and freedom, truly the fulfillment of all our wishes. In this series we will explore meditations and contemplations designed to help access and harness the power of joy with our minds to really make the most of our lives.

Through talks, guided meditations, discussion and Q&As, we will learn how to take these extraordinary life-affirming and empowering insights and tools to heart.

  • April 30: The Joy of Life with Daniel Koren
  • May 7: Gratitude with Kadam Morten
  • May 14: Our Amazing Opportunity with Kadam Morten
  • May 21: How We Live Matters with Kadam Morten
  • May 28: The Power of Joy with Greg Williams
  • June 4: Seize the Day with Julia Strohm

Next Series: The Courage to Love

Love is the great healer, the harmonizer that brings joy to our relationships and great meaning to our life. So how do we remain open-hearted and loving in the face of betrayal, hurt and abuse? When we begin to feel wounded and insecure and overwhelmed, can we keep from shrinking into those wounds? Yes! Buddhist teachings reveal how we can tap into the reservoir of love that exists within each of us. In this talk, we will discover how meditation can enable us to transform and heal all our relationships, including the one we have with ourself! Love will encourage us to stop living defensively – caught up in anger or resentment or despair. As we will see, our wounds can serve as the springboard for our becoming the powerful, joyful and beneficial person we wish to be.

  • June 11: The Courage to Love with Kadam Morten
  • June 18: Why “Love” Fails Us with Kadam Morten
  • June 25: Authentic Love will Change You with Kadam Morten
  • July 2: Self Love is Not Selfish with Kadam Morten
  • July 9: Every Relationship can be Healed with Kadam Morten
  • July 16: Thriving in Adversity with Kadam Morten

Everyone Welcome

Although it’s most beneficial to engage in the whole series, you are welcome to drop in for an individual class whenever you wish.

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

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 a monthly introductory classes, Learn the Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation, and on occasional weekends, as well as regular day and weekend meditation courses and retreats.