Love Without Pain Half-day Retreat

Transforming Relationships Through the Practice of Love

With Michelle Valladares 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

10:30am – 1:30pm

Two sessions: 10:30am – 11:45pm | 12:15 – 1:30pm*, plus optional Q&A in the atrium.

Where: Kadampa Meditation Center, 127 W. 24th Street, New York, NY

Free for supporting members. Non-members: $20 for the full half-day retreat or $12 per session.

We all wish for good relationships in our lives, but relationships between couples, parents and children, or friends often suffer from misunderstandings and unrealistic expectations. We love each other, and yet we are not always happy together. This is because we do not understand the real nature of love and how to practically improve our love in our close relationships.

While this retreat is in follow-up to our half-day course on Love Without Pain offered on Saturday, February 2nd, it’s not necessary to have attended the course to join us for this retreat. During the retreat, we will​ explore Buddha’s simple and practical advice for finding meaning and enjoyment in all of ​our relationships. By keeping this timeless advice in our hearts, we will learn to be happy in the company of our ​partner, ​family, friends and co-workers — anyone we might encounter.


*It is recommended that you attend the course in its entirety. Per-session registration is not available online, but walk-ins are welcome for those who cannot attend both sessions.

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 MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdays, 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 Awakening the Heart, as well as regular day and weekend meditation courses and retreats.