A Life Beyond Anger

with Kadam Morten and others

11:15am – 12:45pm

$15 | Free for Supporting Members
Walk-ins welcome; pre-registration not required

Kadampa Meditation Center NYC
127 West 24th Street, New York, NY
(Entrance on street-level, between 6th and 7th Ave.)

Kadam Morten, National Spiritual Director& Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center New York City

In situations of conflict, we tend to become angry easily. We even think anger will help us ‘win our battles’, and we rely on it as if it were our trusted friend. The mind of anger, however, leaves a trail of broken relationships, lost opportunities, and painful feelings in its wake.

There’s a reason for this. According to Buddha anger is a deluded, unpeaceful mind that distorts our perception, causing us to exaggerate problems so that they feel unmanageable. Consequently, so much of our life feels overwhelming, which makes us even more angry and unhappy, both with ourselves and others.

During this course, Kadam Morten will explain Buddha’s illuminating and practical teachings on how to let go of anger. Putting these explanations into practice will enable us to transform the energy of anger into a creative response that opens us up to resolutions and new possibilities. Everyone welcome!

  • March 19: A Life Beyond Anger
  • March 26: Understanding our Anger
  • April 2: Self-hatred vs. Self-love
  • April 9: Transforming Pain and Hurt
  • April 16: Responding Skillfully to Conflict
  • April 23: The Power of Love

Next Series: The Joy of Life

“What is the purpose of deliberately generating joy? It is so that we will take full advantage of our present opportunity.”

– Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Joyful Path of Good Fortune

If we do not understand the extraordinary opportunity that this life gives us we will easily waste it. Within our minds lies the potential for real happiness and freedom, truly the fulfillment of all our wishes. In this series we will explore a series of meditations and contemplation designed to help access and harness the power of joy with our minds to really make the most of our lives.

Through talks, guided meditations, discussion and q&a’s, we will learn how to take these extraordinary life-affirming and empowering insights and tools to heart.

  • April 30: The Joy of Life with Daniel Koren
  • May 7: Gratitude with Kadam Morten
  • May 14: Our Amazing Opportunity with Kadam Morten
  • May 21: How We Live Matters with Kadam Morten
  • May 28: The Power of Joy with Greg Williams
  • June 4: Seize the Day with guest teacher

Everyone Welcome

Although it’s most beneficial to engage in the whole series, you are welcome to drop in for an individual class whenever you wish.

Weekly General Program guided meditations and Buddhist teachings are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners. General meditation classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually.

Classes are held every week unless otherwise stated.

No special clothing is required. No pre-registration required. We offer chairs or cushions to sit on.

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.

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We offer evening meditation classes on Mondays, TuesdaysWednesdaysThursdays, 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, as well as regular day and weekend meditation courses and retreats.