This online class is available to anyone who would have intended to attend in person at KMC NYC if the Center was currently open.
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Joyfully Seizing the Day
$15, free for supporting members
Gratitude, Wisdom and the Meaning of Life
It’s very likely that the “new realities” of the pandemic are bringing new urgency to our underlying doubts and questions about our life and our world. Does the way we are living even make sense? Did it ever make sense? Was it moving us towards fulfillment and happiness? And is such fulfillment even possible?
According to Buddha, fulfillment and lasting happiness are definitely attainable. However, to understand this we need to look at our life in a new light.
In this series of talks and guided meditations, Kadam Morten will take us on a deep dive into Buddha’s view on our human life. This life we are currently experiencing is both fortunate and rare, with the potential to be extraordinarily meaningful and beneficial. It is up to us. Taking this wisdom into our heart will naturally fill us with a feeling of great good fortune and gratitude, leading to a joyful, energetic motivation to make every day count.
May 7: Looking at the Big Picture
May 14: Gratitude and Joy
May 21: Seize the Day ... Meaningfully!
May 28: Feeling Fully Alive
June 4: A Spiritual Life in the Here and Now
Grief and What Happens When We Die
So many people are experiencing grief right now and all of us will eventually have to face the loss of loved ones, as well as our own death. The Buddhist understanding of death and dying is enormously beneficial. It is based on those who have directly experienced the indestructible nature of consciousness in meditation and has been affirmed through many generations of practitioners.
In this series Kadam Morten will explain the life-enhancing meditation on death. Gaining experience of this meditation will enable us to not only deal skillfully with our grief but also help those who are dying or have died. In particular it will allow us to acknowledge our own impermanence and transform the truth of our death into a life-enhancing energy that will empower us to truly make the most of our lives, to live and die joyfully and meaningfully.
June 11: How Acknowledging Death Enhances Life
June 18: What Happens When We Die
June 25: How We Can Help Those Who Have Died
July 2: The Power of Meditating on Death
July 9: Transforming Uncertainty into Spiritual Energy
July 16: How to Live and Die Joyfully
Our general program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations
Each class is self-contained and is also presented as part of a series over 5-6 weeks. Drop into any class you like
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
No special clothing is required
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