Labor Day Weekend Meditation Retreat:

Heart Sutra Retreat

Buddha's Healing Wisdom of Emptiness

Friday, Aug 30 - Sunday, Sep 1

With Guest Teacher Gen Kelsang Khyenwang

Realizing emptiness, the way things really are, is a universal remedy, because it is the only experience that alone solves all our problems. Based on the teachings at this year's NKT Summer Festival 2024, Gen Khyenwang will guide a series of profound meditations on Buddha's healing wisdom of emptiness within the Heart Sutra.

Everyone is welcome.

What is emptiness?

"In Buddhism, emptiness has great meaning. It is the real nature of things, and is a very profound and meaningful object. If we realize emptiness directly we will attain permanent liberation from all the sufferings of this life and countless future lives; there is no greater meaning than this."

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, How to Transform Your Life

Because we are confused about how things actually exist, including ourself and our world, we suffer and struggle with our lives, day-in and day-out. By learning Buddha's teaching of emptiness from his profound Heart Sutra, we begin to dispel the clouds of confusion from our mind and dissolve away our suffering and problems.

Special Guest Teacher

Gen Kelsang Khyenwang

We are delighted to have Gen Kelsang Khyenwang visiting from New Mexico to guide this retreat!

Gen Khyenwang is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico. She has been studying and teaching under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years and is greatly appreciated for her clear, practical and heartfelt teachings.

Friday, Aug 30

7:00-8:30pm - Intro Talk

Introduction to the Heart Sutra, the Perfection of Wisdom, and emptiness.

Saturday, Aug 31

Session 1:  9:00-10:15am
Session 2:  11am-12:15pm

Lunch

Session 3:  2:00-3:15pm

Session 4:  4:00-5:00pm - Q & A with Gen Khyenwang

Sunday, Sep 1

Session 1:  9:00-10:15am
Session 2:  11am-12:15pm

Lunch

Session 3:  2:00-3:15pm

Retreat Registration

$15 Regular Price & Basic Membership
$7.50 Supporting Membership
$0 Bodhisattva Membership

Intro Talk Only

$50 Regular Price & Basic Membership
$25 Supporting Membership
$0 Bodhisattva Membership

Saturday Only

$50 Regular Price & Basic Membership
$25 Supporting Membership
$0 Bodhisattva Membership

Sunday Only

$95 Regular Price & Basic Membership
$47.50 Supporting Membership
$0 Bodhisattva Membership

Full Retreat

Post Festival Retreats

The New Kadampa Tradition offers three International Kadampa Festivals every year:  Spring, Summer and Fall. Thousands of people from around the world gather at these festivals to receive special teachings and blessings empowerments. These are uniquely meaningful spiritual holidays that give us the opportunity to immerse ourself in meditation and modern Buddhism, while enjoying the company of Kadampa friends from all over the world.

Post-festival retreats are organized by Kadampa Meditation Centers around the world after each of the three annual International Festivals. In these, the essence of the teachings from the Festival are shared with guided meditation.

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