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Transforming Enjoyments

The Tantric Approach to a Meaningful Life

Our ordinary enjoyments – companionship, pleasing environments, food, music and so on – captivate our attention. Pursuing them takes up a huge amount of our time. Yet at best they give us a fleeting moment of happiness and sometimes not even that. Our attachment to them also underlies our compulsions and self-destructive behaviors.

The path to actual long-lasting happiness and freedom lies through training the mind, both in meditation and in our daily life, because actual happiness is a state of mind and has inner causes. Is it possible to enjoy ourselves and make great spiritual progress while doing so? To, so to speak, have our cake and eat it too? Yes! However, to do so requires wisdom, discipline and a good heart.

In this course, through guided meditations, talks and discussion, Kadam Morten will introduce us to some of Buddha’s profound and beautiful methods whereby we can transform our experience of enjoyment into the peaceful and positive states of mind which are the actual causes of true and lasting happiness.

These methods, which come from Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings, can be applied directly to enhancing our own lives. Not only do they help us to enjoy ourselves more, they enable us to make our lives more meaningful and beneficial.

Everybody welcome.




Discovering and Sustaining Joy in Our Meditation Practice

Saturday, July 20
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Michelle Valladares


How to Live Fully in the Moment

Saturday, July 27
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Cesar Puello


Harnessing the Power of Intention

Saturday, August 3
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Natalia Darialova


International Kadampa Summer Festival 2024

Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart
July 26 – August 10
with Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Jampa


Developing a Beautiful Mind

Saturday, August 10
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Woo Jung Cho


From Concentration Comes Peace

Saturday, August 17
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Doug Cuomo


Learning to Live Lightly

Saturday, August 24
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Maria Rapetskaya


Country Retreat 2024

Labor Day Weekend Country Retreat
August 30 – September 2
with Kadam Morten

US Festival

US National Festival 2024

Fearless Heart
September 20-25
IKRC Grand Canyon


International Kadampa Fall Festival 2024

The Gateway to Highest Yoga Tantra
October 25 – November 1
with Gen-la Dekyong


Empowerment of Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara

December 7 – 8
with Kadam Morten
Everybody welcome!


Guest Teacher Kadam Lucy James

January 4-25
Special Guest Teacher
Kadam Lucy James


Guest Teacher Gen Kelsang Demo

March 29-30
Special Guest Teacher
Gen Kelsang Demo