This event occurs in the past. See below for our upcoming courses, retreats and special events.

Why We Need A Spiritual Guide

In general we acknowledge the need for a teacher in order to learn a new skill, or a therapist to help us with our issues. But many people hesitate when it comes to recognizing the need for a spiritual guide.

How important is it in our study and practice of Buddha’s teachings that we identify and follow the guidance of a spiritual guide? Understanding its importance, how do we recognize who is a valid spiritual guide for us? How can we develop that relationship and how can we ensure that it is authentic, healthy and truly nurturing of our extraordinary inner potential.

The spiritual path is one that will definitely take us into some unfamiliar terrain within our own mind.  This terrain is fascinating, sometimes challenging, and ultimately transcendent, eventually culminating in full enlightenment for the benefit of all. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have someone who has already taken this journey give us guidance along the way?

In this half-day course Kadam Morten will delve into the purpose and qualifications of a spiritual guide, and will guide meditations on how to rely with wisdom and maturity on a qualified spiritual guide. Sharing stories from practitioners of the past, as well as reflections on his own spiritual guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Kadam Morten will help us to appreciate and deepen our experience of this most meaningful relationship.

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UPCOMING COURSES, RETREAT AND SPECIAL EVENTS

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International Summer Festival

July 29 – August 13
Ulverston, England
with Gen-la Khyenrab & Gen-la Jampa

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Creating Happiness: The Law of Karma

Saturday, August 13
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Kelly Goedert

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The Magical Practice of Taking & Giving

Saturday, August 20
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Natalia Darialova

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Training in Emptiness

Saturday, August 27
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with France Roy

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Annual Country Retreat

September 2 – 5
with Kadam Morten
Everybody Welcome!

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Awakening the Heart

Saturday, September 10
10:00 – 11:30am + Q&A
with Woo Jung Cho

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Learn the Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation

Saturday, September 17
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Bill Mabe and Maria Rapetskaya

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28th Anniversary Party

Friday, September 23
7:00pm
Everybody Welcome!

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International Fall Festival

October 14 – 20
KMC New York
with Gen-la Dekyong