“We need to have this precious mind of bodhichitta in our heart. It is our inner Spiritual Guide, who leads us directly to the state of supreme happiness of enlightenment; and it is the real wishfulfilling jewel through which we can fulfill our own and others’ wishes. There is no greater beneficial intention than this precious mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Bodhichitta is a mind that spontaneously wishes to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all living beings. Through developing and maintaining bodhichitta, we can make all our activities meaningful and guide ourself and others to the supreme happiness of enlightenment. In this day retreat we will spend some time listening to, contemplating and meditating on Buddha’s teachings to help us develop this precious mind of bodhichitta.
11:00am-12:30pm – Session 1 – Meditations to develop a kind heart
2:00-3:00pm – Session 2 – Generating the supreme good heart of bodhichitta
4:00-5:00pm – Session 3 – Training in the bodhisattva’s way of life, the six perfections
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.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 24 hours prior to commencement of the event we will refund all except 25%. If you cancel on, or after, the event, no refunds are given. Exceptions may be made in circumstances such as sickness or bereavement; you should apply by e-mail to email@example.com within 2 weeks of the end of the event. Any non-refunded fees arising from cancellations are donated to the NKT-IKBU International Temples Project.