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A Life of Profound Purpose

How to Seize the Day, Every Day

Everyone needs a sense of purpose in their life, a deeper reason to engage with their life beyond the random observing, consuming and reacting to whatever is arising. Often our sense of purpose  is wrapped up with career goals, family commitments, or personal achievements and enjoyments.

But what happens when we fail to achieve these goals, or the circumstances around them change? What then? It’s difficult to develop a deeper purpose unless we have become aware of the extraordinary potential that lies within each and every one of us, the natural potential within our mind for the fulfillment of the deepest and most pervasive of our wishes, the wish for lasting happiness and freedom from suffering. It is this recognition that opens us to developing a spiritual purpose that transcends our ordinary ones, while at the same allowing us to fulfill them as well, if we wish.

Based on their combined practice and teaching of more than 80 years, Kadam Lucy and Kadam Morten, will explain how to train, in and out of meditation, in developing and applying profound, joyful, and life-affirming purposes. They will share from their own experience of training in the Bodhisattva’s way of life and the incredible inspiration they received from the example of their Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Each session will include a talk and guided meditation, and the course will conclude with a Q&A with the two Kadams.




Improving Relationships

Saturday, February 24
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Maria Rapetskaya


Clarity of Mind Retreat

Saturday, March 2
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Kadam Morten


Total Acceptance, Total Freedom, with Gen Menla

Saturday, March 9
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Guest Teacher, Gen Menla


Learn the Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation

Saturday, March 16
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Tim Cockey


Refuge from the Storm – Refuge Ceremony

Saturday, March 23
10:00am – 4:15pm
with Kadam Morten


Refuge Retreat

Saturday, March 30
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Julia Strohm


Discovering Deep Solutions

Saturday, April 6
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Kadam Matthew


Buddha’s Enlightenment Two-Day Fasting Retreat

April 12 & 13
7:00am start
(Mahayana Precepts)


The Magical Power of Blessings

Saturday, April 20
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Natalia Darialova (3)

The Annual Northeast Dharma Celebration

April 26-28
Temple for World Peace, Glen Spey
with Kadam Morten


Heart Jewel Retreat

Saturday, May 4
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Kadam Morten


How Not to Stress

Saturday, May 18
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Kelly Goedert


International Kadampa Spring Festival 2024

Accomplishing the Great Wisdom Protection
May 24-29
with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa


International Kadampa Summer Festival 2024

Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart
July 26 – August 10
with Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Jampa


KMC NYC Annual Country Retreat, with Kadam Morten

Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2
Temple for World Peace, Glen Spey
with Kadam Morten


US National Festival 2024

Fearless Heart
September 20-25
IKRC Grand Canyon


International Kadampa Fall Festival 2024

The Gateway to Highest Yoga Tantra
October 25 – November 1
with Gen-la Dekyong


Empowerment Weekend

December 7 – 8
with Kadam Morten
Everybody welcome!