A Weekend Meditation Course at the World Peace Temple in Glen Spey
with Kadam Morten
The Wisdom of the Bodhisattva
How Emptiness enables us to be a Bodhisattva
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Joyful Path of Good Fortune
In Buddhism there is no more admirable ideal and role model than that of a Bodhisattva – someone using his or her life to progress towards enlightenment, empowered by love and compassion for all beings. And yet, for all our admiration we tend to feel it is impossible for us to become an actual Bodhisattva. Why? Because we think of our present limited identity as fixed.
However, according to Buddha’s teachings on emptiness, the true nature of things, our identity depends completely on how we perceive ourselves. By changing our perception of ourselves we change who we are.
In this weekend country meditation course, at our Temple in the Catskills, we will see how the experience of emptiness will revolutionize our sense of what’s possible, providing us the opportunity to enjoy the joyful and meaningful life of a Bodhisattva.
(See bottom of the page for accommodation information)
Extend the Weekend by Attending the 3-Day Silent Retreat with Gen Samten
The course is immediately followed by a 3-day silent retreat with Gen Samten (Sunday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 26).
Participating in this silent meditation retreat is a powerful method for deepening our experience of emptiness and tapping into our potential for dynamic transformation.
Everyone is welcome.
Special Weekend Rates with the Best Western, Matamoras!
A special room rate of $139 per night for a double room (with no extra charge for two additional occupants) has been secured at the Best Western Matamoras, cancellable up to the day before arrival. Breakfast is included with no additional charge even for additional room occupants. Book and pay directly by calling 570.491.2400 and asking for the Kadampa block for June 21-23.
Shuttle Service from KMC NYC to the Temple
Friday June 21: Departs KMC NYC (127 West 24th Street, New York) for the Temple: 4pm sharp
Sunday June 23: Departs the Temple (47 Sweeney Road, Glen Spey) for KMC NYC: 2pm sharp
If you would like to take the shuttle to and from the Country Retreat, make sure to include this item in your booking cart when registering for the event. Seats on the bus are limited.