MAKE THIS YEAR'S LABOR DAY WEEKEND TRULY RELAXING AND DEEPLY MEANINGFUL
A weekend of teachings and meditations on clarity and emptiness
Friday, September 2 - Monday, September 5
with Kadam Morten
Registration opens soon.
The weekend takes place at our Temple in the Catskils
Kadam Morten will guide us deeper into Buddha's life-changing wisdom teachings
Suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners
Clarity and Emptiness
Clarity is the term used to describe the nature of the mind itself
Emptiness is the term Buddha used to describe the true nature of reality.
In this weekend country retreat, our initial focus will be on the beautiful meditation known as "the clarity of the mind meditation." We will see how gaining experience of this clarity sets us up perfectly for gaining actual experience of emptiness, our subsequent area of focus. At the conclusion of the retreat we will see how combining the insights from both meditations enables us to understand in very practical ways the highest view of reality taught by Buddha, known as Mahamudra.
Over this weekend Kadam Morten will be emphasizing how to carry the experience of clarity and emptiness we discover in meditation out into the meditation break time . We will train in the joyful and liberating practice of simultaneously seeing everything that we encounter as both the nature of the mind and the nature of emptiness. Deepening our understanding and experience of these two meditations will radically help us in every facet of our life.
The retreat will take place at inspiring and blessed Temple for World Peace, within the beautiful countryside of the foothills of the Catskills. Everyone welcome.
The weekend retreat will take place at our beautiful World Peace Temple in Glen Spey.
Nestled deep within the Catskills, about 10 miles northwest of Port Jervis, NY, is one of the six Kadampa World Peace temples in the world. Set on 82 acres of lush woodland, the Temple is open to everyone -- those wanting to make a day-trip and enjoy the nature trails and abundant wildlife as well as those looking to attend one of the many meditation courses or retreats hosted by the Temple.
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.