Emptiness, Empathy and the Two Bodhichittas

A Weekend Meditation Course at our Kadampa Temple in the Catskills

Kadam Morten Clausen, Resident Teacher at KMC-NYC, Eastern US National Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition

with Kadam Morten

When: Friday, March 24 – Sunday, March 26, 2017
Where: Kadampa Meditation Center New York
47 Sweeney Road, Glen Spey, NY 12737 [Map]

Online Registration is currently closed 

Please register in person at KMC-NY if you have not registered yet. Meals will be available in the cafe for those who have not registered in advance.

Registration is in the Barn Front Office from 5:30 – 7:45pm Friday March 24 and 8-9am in the temple cafe on Saturday March 25.

For all registration inquiries, contact KMC-NYC, not the temple.

Registration Fees (does not include accommodation, shuttle or meals)

We’ve arranged a special rate with a nearby hotel and a shuttle service. Book at the Hampton Inn hotel in Matamoras with the special “Kadampa” weekend retreat rate.  The price (which includes Continental breakfast) is $109 per room per night, plus $10/night for each additional person (up to four people per room). Make your own booking with the Hampton Inn and arrange your roomies. Call (570) 491-5280 and mention the”Kadampa” rate. The hotel is a 22 minute drive from the temple and shuttle will be provided. Read the FAQs for more accommodation options offsite.

Buddha presents us with an extraordinary vision of our human potential: becoming an enlightened person whose very being benefits everyone. Is that possible? Yes, through the practices that emphasize emptiness on the one hand and love and compassion on the other. The union of wisdom and method.

In this weekend meditation course, set in the beautiful and inspiring environment of the Catskills and our national temple, we will delve deeply into the practice known as ‘exchanging self with others’ highlighting how an understanding of emptiness naturally produces a profound empathy. It is from this wisdom-based love that the two bodhichittas, the actual causes of enlightenment, arise.

This course will give us insight our human capacity, energizing and inspiring every facet of our spiritual practice both sutra and tantra. Everyone is welcome.


Registration Details

For all registration inquiries, contact KMC-NYC, not the upstate temple. Review event FAQs for detailed info about registration and event logistics. Registration fees do not include meals, shuttle or accommodation. Please contact us if you need any more information.