SPECIAL EVENT & 5-WEEK SERIES, WITH KADAM MORTEN
Starts Monday, April 3, 7:00 - 8:30pm
$15 PER WEEK, OR $65 FOR THE FULL SIX WEEKS (SAVE $25)
Free for Supporting Members
AUDIO RECORDINGS AVAILABLE
Recordings are offered for sale to those who attend in person
This event is suitable for beginners to more experienced Buddhist meditation practitioners
About the Series
Our struggles with mental health all have their roots in the past. We feel ourself to be trapped in unhappy states and behaviors, and in some cases traumatized and stuck there, due to situations now long gone.
And because we see the past as something that definitely has happened - that is locked in - we feel there is nothing we can do about it. Our various coping mechanisms such as our distractions and compulsions, do not solve the underlying problems, and sometimes make things worse, both for ourselves and those we are close to.
According to Buddha, however, we can completely heal our past. The reasons for this are profound. The past is actually not a fixed thing. Like everything, it depends on our perception.
In this series we will apply Buddha’s powerful and liberating teachings on the nature of the mind and reality to change our experience of the past. These tried and tested methods are immensely empowering. By helping us to let go of those mistaken states of mind that keep us trapped in the past, we are able to reassess our experience from the vantage point of our incredible potential. That which previously held us back becomes the springboard towards real inner growth and fulfillment. Kadam Morten will explain these profound insights and he will guide us in applying them in meditation so that we can begin to experience their transformative impact for ourselves.
The Class Schedule
Classes take place on Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30pm, on the following dates:
April 3: Special Event
April 10: Understanding how Anger Traps Us
April 17: How Meditation Gives Us the Freedom to Change
April 24: Transforming Past Pain into Fuel for Happiness
May 1: How to Heal Yourself
May 8: The Past to Ongoing Freedom and Happiness
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.