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e Sunday Class

 SUNDAYS   2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

TRANSFORMING FEAR
with Kadam Morten

 

We have so many fears these days – fears for ourselves, our family and friends, and for our world. Sometimes these fears are manifest and sometimes they are beneath the surface, giving rise to anxiety and insecurity. To what do we turn to protect us from fear and anxiety? What can we rely upon? According to Buddha’s teachings, it is possible to transcend our fears and attain a state of fearlessness. But this can only be accomplished through investigating them and uncovering their source in our own uncontrolled and painful minds.


The practice through which we transform our fears is called going for refuge. In this series, we will deepen our understanding of this practice. In particular, we will combine going for refuge with meditations from the special sequence of teachings known as the lam rim (the stages of the path). We can then begin to discover through our own experience how it is possible to attain a fearless state of real happiness through which we can truly make the most of our lives … and help others to do the same!

Pre-registration is not necessary.  Everyone is welcome!
Come to one, or come to all!

April 6             Feeling Safe: Creating Spiritual Friendship

April 13           Transforming Fear into Spiritual Growth

April 20           Karma: The Key to Creating Happiness

April 27           NO CLASS – US SPRING FESTIVAL

May 4             Uprooting the Fear of Letting Go

May 11           Creating Lasting Happiness

 
$12/Class   Free for Members

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f Wednesday Class

WEDNESDAYS   7:30 – 9:00 PM


BLISS, IMAGINATION, AND ACTUALIZING OUR POTENTIAL SWIFTLY

The Modern Buddhist Approach to Tantra
with Donna Campanelli

Through studying Buddha’s Sutra teachings – his public teachings – we understand how to attain enlightenment; but that attainment can still feel remote to us. Through studying and practicing Buddha’s Tantric teachings – his esoteric teachings – we are given a clear vision of what enlightenment is and special tools to accomplish this sublime state swiftly. In Kadampa Buddhism, we practice the union of Sutra and Tantra. In this series, we will be guided through some of the main tantric methods, such as transforming enjoyments, the skillful use of the imagination in envisioning enlightenment, the development of a blissful mind, as well as an introduction to concepts such as chakras and mantras.

Everyone is welcome to attend these classes, regardless of previous experience. These powerful, ingenious and imaginative methods will be presented in a way that everyone can benefit from.

This course will function as an ideal preparation to the empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Je Tsonghkapa, given at the US Festival, April 25 – 30, at Kadampa Meditation Center, Glen Spey, NY.

Pre-registration is not necessary!  Everyone is welcome!
Come to one, or come to all!

April 2              Transforming our Enjoyments
April 9              Bliss, Emptiness, and Freedom from the Ordinary
April 16            Pure Mind, Pure World
April 23            Empowering our Potential for Enlightenment

April 30            NO CLASS – US FESTIVAL

May 7              Chakras, Channels, and Mantras
May 14            Setting Up a Daily Practice

$12/Class    Free for Members

 

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g Awakening the Heart

SATURDAYS – ONCE A MONTH 

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

AWAKENING THE HEART
An Introductory Class to Buddhist Meditation

April 5th

Once a month, we hold this introductory class designed especially for those new to our Center.  In this class, you will be introduced to meditation and the Buddhist approach to training the mind.  Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness, a sense of purpose, and harmony in your relationships.  Tea and cake will be served after class.  Dress comfortably.

Pre-registration is not necessary.  Everyone is welcome!

$12/class   Free for members

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h Chanted Prayers

CHANTED PRAYERSJe Tsongkapa Thangka

OFFERING TO THE SPIRITUAL GUIDE PUJA

Date to be announced.

Everyone is welcome!  All pujas are free of charge.  For more information about Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja please click here.

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i Stamford Branch

STAMFORD BRANCH

Fish Church “Lounge”
(First Presbyterian Church)
1101 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT

MONDAYS   7:30 PM – 9:00 PM


BLISS, IMAGINATION, AND ACTUALIZING OUR POTENTIAL SWIFTLY
The Modern Buddhist Approach to Tantra

with Donna Campanelli

Through studying Buddha’s Sutra teachings – his public teachings – we understand how to attain enlightenment; but that attainment can still feel remote to us. Through studying and practicing Buddha’s Tantric teachings – his esoteric teachings – we are given a clear vision of what enlightenment is and special tools to accomplish this sublime state swiftly. In Kadampa Buddhism, we practice the union of Sutra and Tantra. In this series, we will be guided through some of the main tantric methods, such as transforming enjoyments, the skillful use of the imagination in envisioning enlightenment, the development of a blissful mind, as well as an introduction to concepts such as chakras and mantras.

Everyone is welcome to attend these classes, regardless of previous experience. These powerful, ingenious and imaginative methods will be presented in a way that everyone can benefit from.

This course will function as an ideal preparation to the empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Je Tsonghkapa, given at the US Festival, April 25 – April 30, at Kadampa Meditation Center, Glen Spey, NY.

Pre-registration is not necessary!  Everyone is welcome!
Come to one, or come to all!

April 7              Transforming our Enjoyments
April 14            Bliss, Emptiness, and Freedom from the Ordinary
April 21            Pure Mind, Pure World

April 28            NO CLASS – US FESTIVAL

May 5              Empowering our Potential for Enlightenment
May 12            Chakras, Channels, and Mantras
May 19            Setting Up A Daily Practice

$10/Class    Free for Members

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j 2014 US Spring Festival

SPECIAL EVENTS: US SPRING FESTIVAL

REGISTER NOW!

at  Kadampa Meditation Center NY 

Inspired by the fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the annual US Festival is an opportunity for people from around the country to gather together to renew our inspiration. Open to everyone, the US Festival is the perfect way to enjoy meaningful relaxation and a spiritual vacation. The Festival includes teachings, which are personal advice to improve our lives, meditations to take this advice deeply into our hearts, and plenty of time to spend with like-minded friends in the peaceful environment of Kadampa Meditation Center New York and the World Peace Temple.

Empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa

This year, Gen-la Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition, will be granting the empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa. Through his personal example and teachings, the great Kadampa Master Je Tsongkhapa showed how to build the foundation for the spiritual path and how to progress and complete it swiftly. He also presented the essential meaning of Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings and showed how to practice both together to unlock our full potential. By receiving Je Tsongkhapa’s blessings in this empowerment and relying on him as our supreme spiritual friend, we can develop and perfect the qualities he exemplified ourselves.

Teachings on How to be a Modern Kadampa

The ancient wisdom of Kadampa Buddhism is still relevant and necessary today. This world, and we ourselves, face so many challenges and obstacles to peace and happiness. Kadampa teachings provide great hope and inspiration because they accord with our daily experiences. They offer us practical wisdom solutions for our own problems and provide ways for us to help ourselves and those around us in the most meaningful way. Gen-la Dekyong will give special teachings on how to integrate this ancient wisdom into our busy, daily lives.

REGISTER NOW!

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k Why Meditation

Why Meditation?

We all wish to be happy and avoid problems, yet with the pace and stresses of our daily lives, it can be difficult to maintain a peaceful state of mind for any sustained period of time.  Through the simple practice of meditation we all have the potential to achieve lasting inner peace and eliminate the stressful states of mind that we currently encounter.

Meditation can help you to:

  • Reduce stress and tension
  • Reduce frustration and anger
  • Increase happiness and inner peace
  • Develop a calm and peaceful mind
  • Overcome minds of anxiety and depression
  • Improve relationships with others
  • Increase inner wisdom
  • Improve quality of life
  • Let go of the causes of pain and dissatisfaction
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