A Life Beyond Anger
Half-day Meditation Retreat
with Michelle Valladares
When: Saturday April 20, 2018, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Where: Kadampa Meditation Center, 127 W 24th Street, New York, NY
Session Times: 10:30 – 11:45am, 12:15 – 1:30pm* | Plus Q&A in the Atrium 2:00 – 2:30pm
Cost: $20, $12 per session, Free for supporting members
This workshop will be an opportunity to explore how we can apply the teachings given during the 5-week Anger series to our meditation practice.
In situations of conflict, we tend to become angry easily. We even think anger will help us ‘win our battles’, and we rely on it as if it were our trusted friend. The mind of anger, however, leaves a trail of broken relationships, lost opportunities, and painful feelings in its wake.
There’s a reason for this. According to Buddha anger is a deluded, unpeaceful mind that distorts our perception, causing us to exaggerate problems so that they feel unmanageable. Consequently, so much of our life feels overwhelming, which makes us even more angry and unhappy, both with ourselves and others.
During this half-day retreat we will have the opportunity to apply some of Buddha’s practical advice in meditation to transform the energy of anger into a creative response that opens us up to resolutions and new possibilities.
As part of this retreat, there will be two guided sessions. Each session will focus on a different aspect of the practice.
Suitable both for beginners and those more experienced.
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.
We offer evening meditation classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 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.