Special Buddhist Events, Meditation Workshops, Day Courses, and Retreats

  • Lunchtime Meditations

    Give Your Mind a Break Tuesdays 12:15 – 12:45pm, September 6 – December 13 (No Class November 22) Take 30 minutes  in the middle of the day to connect to your heart, cultivate inner peace and happiness and clarify your intention for the day. Everyone …

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  • Aug 5th ~ Introduction to Buddhism

    August 5th, 9:30am-12:30pm with Kadampa teacher Rob Wisniewski >> What are the core beliefs of Buddhism? >> Who was Buddha Shakyamuni? >> What is enlightenment? >> How does meditation really work? >> Can you live a Buddhist way of life in today’s modern world? Buddhist …

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  • Aug 17-20 ~ Retreat: Following in the Footsteps of Buddha

    Following in the Footsteps of Buddha: Guided Lamrim Retreat Thursday, August 17th~Sunday, August 20th The entire Buddhist path includes many different meditations leading to an experience of loving-kindness, awareness of impermanence, perfect wisdom and full enlightenment. By becoming familiar with these meditations, you will enjoy the …

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  • Thurs Morning: Introduction Meditation Class

    Thursdays, 10am-11:15am Beginning October 20, 2016 Learn simple meditation practices that can will help you experience more peace and happiness, improve relationships, and experience more meaning and joy in your life. Everyone is welcome. Bring meaning to your Thursday morning by learning how to practically …

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  • The Nature of Reality – An Excerpt from ‘How to Transform Your Life’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

    WHAT IS EMPTINESS? Emptiness is the way things really are. It is the way things exist as opposed to the way they appear. We naturally believe that the things we see around us, such as tables, chairs and houses, are truly existent, because we believe …

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  • Surprise Grand Learning Center (GLC)

    Meditations for a Kind Heart with Kadam Michelle Gauthier These three simple guided meditations will help us to develop greater peace of mind and happiness, and to improve our relationships with others through learning to cherish others. All these meditations can be practiced by anyone.   …

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  • 0ct 28th ~ Transforming Pain and Suffering

    with visiting Teacher Gen Kelsang Chöma Saturday, October 28th, 9:30am – 3:00pm Sickness and even pain are not inherently bad if it is possible to transform them into something beneficial. The Buddhist perspective offers many effective methods for everyone — Buddhist and non-Buddhist — to …

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  • Oct 29th ~ Transforming Pain and Suffering Class

    with visiting Teacher Gen Kelsang Chöma Saturday, October 29th, 9:30am – 3:00pm Sickness and even pain are not inherently bad if it is possible to transform them into something beneficial. The Buddhist perspective offers many effective methods for everyone — Buddhist and non-Buddhist — to …

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  • Aug 21st ~ The Peaceful Warrior: Developing Humility

    The Peaceful Warrior: Developing Humility Monday, August 21st, 7pm-8:30pm with Gen Chokyan, Resident Teacher of KMC Tampa Humility is one of the most important practices for creating a strong foundation for success in our spiritual practice. Mistakenly thought of as a weak or passive mind, …

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  • Sep 23rd ~ How to Transform Your Life: A Blissful Journey

    How to Transform your Life: A Blissful Journey with Kadam Michelle Gauthier September 23, 9:30am-4pm On this retreat Kadam Michelle will guide us over the essential points of the teachings given during the NKT-IKBU Summer Festival 2017. If we wish to lead the happy life we …

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  • Nov 30th ~ How to Develop a Heart of Wisdom

    How to Develop a Heart of Wisdom Thursday, November 30th 7:00pm-8:30pm with Gen Norden, Resident Teacher of KMC Houston Explore how to cultivate an authentic experience of loving kindness through meditation. By opening our heart to others we can solve many of our daily problems, …

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  • Oct 7th ~ Death and Dying: A Buddhist Perspective

    October 7th, 9:30am – 12:30pm We are alive, therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth of our existence, yet very few of us have really come to terms with this fact. Buddha gave extensive teachings on the death process, and on …

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