Public Livestream Event, Sunday May 31, 11:00 - 12:30pm
Replay available until Sunday, June 7th class
Join us for our Special Event + 5-Week Series in which Kadam Morten will explore Buddha's revolutionary take on happiness
Public Livestream Event: Sunday, May 31, 11am - 12:30pm
Follow-up 5-Week Meditation Series: starts Sunday, June 7
$5 for the Special Event or buy all six-weeks for $55 (normally $90)
This series of online classes is available to anyone who would have intended to attend in person at KMC NYC if the Center was currently open.
Not a moment goes by when we don't want to be happy. Yet we are seeing so much suffering unfold in our world at the moment. Loneliness, feelings of isolation, worry about the future. Mostly our response is one of either hopelessness or denial, and we can see the results of these responses in our ever increasing addictions - to drugs, alcohol, distractions and escapism etc.
What we all need is to be able to find a place of peace, a shelter from the storm. This is where the practice of meditation comes in.
Buddha’s profound analysis of the nature and inevitability of suffering enables us to respond with the exact opposite of helplessness, a powerful positive energy to actually address our unhappiness. With a spiritual perspective, solutions become available. We can eradicate the inner causes of our suffering and thereby compassionately help others to do the same.
The state of the world can energize us to seize the opportunity to develop true happiness. Buddha’s extraordinary insight shows us how.
Teacher: Kadam Morten
Kadam Morten is a senior disciple of renowned teacher and author Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He is the National Spiritual Director and principal teacher at the largest meditation center in New York City (NYC Kadampa Meditation Center). Kadam Morten is greatly admired as a meditation teacher and is especially known for his clarity, humor and inspirational presentation of Dharma. His teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through his gentle and joyful approach and his peaceful example, he has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.
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During this series on Sunday mornings, Kadam Morten will explore:
- The dynamics of happiness and suffering
- Meditation methods we can use to empower ourselves in challenging times
- How to reframe how we think about suffering
- How suffering can be a doorway to growth and opportunity
May 31: Public Livestream Event - How to Be Happy
June 7: Week 1 of 5 week series - Meditation and Real Happiness
June 14: Week 2 of 5 week series - Gratitude and Our Potential
June 21: Week 3 of 5 week series - Transforming Unhappiness
June 28: Week 4 of 5 week series - Sharing Happiness Through Love
July 5: Week 5 of 5 week series - Celebrating the Freedom of Inter-dependence
Price: $5 for special event, $15 per 5-week series class, or sign up for the Public Livestream Event and all five classes in advance for $55 (save $45).