Simple Steps to Authentic Happiness: Post Fall Festival Retreat
Saturday, October 20
9am - 4:00pm
with special guest Teacher, Gen Kelsang Menla
at Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix
$40 pre-registration; $45 at door
(includes vegetarian lunch with pre-registration; membership discounts apply)
This weekend retreat, based upon the teachings at the Kadampa Buddhist Fall Festival 2018, will be a fantastic way to fill your heart with positive thoughts, good intentions, and Buddhist wisdom. By following a series of step by step meditations it will give you the opportunity to connect with your own potential for inner peace and happiness and equip you with special practical methods for keeping a happy & positive mind in daily life.
The focus of the retreat will be one of Buddhism’s best loved teachings ‘Eight Verses of Training The Mind’ by the famous Buddhist meditator Geshe Langri Tangpa. These eight verses reveal powerful meditations that awaken our potential for loving kindness, compassion, and wisdom. They also teach us how we can transform life’s difficulties into powerful spiritual insights and in a way that enables us to remain calm and positive in the face of adversity – a skill we all need to develop.
About the Teacher:
9 – 10:15 am : Guided Meditation Session
10:15 - 11 am : Break
11 am - 12:15 pm : Guided Meditation Session
12:15 - 1:30 pm : Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm : Guided Meditation Session
2:15 - 2:45 pm : Break
2:45pm – 4:00pm : Guided Meditation Session
This retreat will be guided by special guest Teacher Gen Kelsang Menla.
Gen Kelsang Menla has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years and was requested by him to become the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Texas in June 2017. Gen Menla was ordained as a Kadampa Buddhist monk in 2001 and has worked and taught within the New Kadampa Tradition for many years. He brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.