with Kadam Morten
Monday, October 21
7:00 – 8:30pm
$15 / Free for members
Climate instability, violence, injustice, poverty, war, the threat of extinction... The world is in crisis and the extent of suffering is overwhelming. Mostly our response is one of either hopelessness or denial, and we can see the results of these responses in our ever increasing addictions - to drugs, alcohol, distractions, and escapism.
Buddha’s profound analysis of the nature and inevitability of suffering enables us to respond with the exact opposite of helplessness, a powerful positive energy to actually address crisis. With a spiritual perspective solutions become available. We can eradicate the inner causes of our suffering and thereby compassionately help others to do the same. The state of the world can energize us to seize the opportunity to make a difference. Buddha’s extraordinary insight shows us how. If not now, when?
5-Week Follow-up Course on Monday Evenings
A 5-week follow-up course will be taught by Kadam Morten on Monday nights starting October 28.
During this series, Kadam Morten will explore:
- How spiritual practitioners can thrive during times of crisis
- Why our state of mind depends on how we act
- How we can use meditation to open ourselves to the wisdom that will change the world
- Why we can make much greater progress when fueled by love and compassion
October 28: Boundless Possibility: Experiencing a Spiritual Perspective
November 4: Understanding Where Suffering Comes From
November 11: Wisdom: Change Your Mind, Change Your World
November 18: Love and Compassion
November 25: Inner and Outer Action
Price: $15 per class, or sign up for all five classes in advance for $50 (save $25).
This event with Kadam Morten is also offered at our Williamsburg Branch
Teacher: Kadam Morten
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.