“If we have the wish to liberate ourself from the sufferings of future lives, we will definitely use our present human life for the freedom and happiness of our countless future lives. There is no greater meaning than this.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Through meditation we can temporarily make our mind more peaceful, but how can we develop a more stable and lasting experience of inner peace, so that we can be peaceful all the time? The first step is to develop a mind of renunciation. Renunciation is a determination to liberate ourself permanently from the sufferings of our countless future lives. Through developing and maintaining this special determination, we can guide ourself gradually to the permanent inner peace of nirvana. In this day retreat we will spend some time listening to, contemplating and meditating on Buddha’s teachings to help us develop this special mind of renunciation.
11:00am-12:30pm – Session 1 – Developing a wish for stable and lasting inner peace: What we should know
2:00-3:00pm – Session 2 – Recognizing the real obstacles to inner peace: What we should abandon
4:00-5:00pm – Session 3 – The path to stable and lasting inner peace: What we should practice
This retreat will be based on instructions contained within the book Modern Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
An e-book is available to download for free from Tharpa Publications at:
This event will be held online via live streaming video. You can view the live transmission on your computer, smartphone or tablet. After registering we will email you the link to view the live stream.
About the Teacher
Gen Kelsang Tashi is a Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Miami. He has been practicing meditation in the Kadampa tradition for over 12 years. His gentle approach to meditation emphasizes the importance of keeping a happy and positive mind. He is appreciated for his clear, light-hearted and practical presentation of Buddhist teachings.
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